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Legal Trainee | Rechtsreferendar/in Data Privacy & Tech Law

Intern / Student, Full-time · Berlin

About Apheris
We are Apheris, a deep tech company at the forefront of the AI revolution that is on a mission to fundamentally reinvent how organizations collaborate and extract value from data.

The Apheris Platform sets out to empower organizations to securely analyze distributed data of multiple parties, while keeping proprietary information private. Our platform allows multiple organizations with complementary data to create an Apheris Data Ecosystem and generate shared value from their data. We have set up such Data Ecosystems for large enterprise customers in healthcare, pharma and chemical R&D, and we are ready for the next big challenges.

Our company is a community of interdisciplinary and industry-leading researchers and engineers. As a team, we work to solve complex problems in order to revolutionize the ways that our customers can interact with data. We are driven by our high-impact values and strive for the impossible. Together, we aim to create a whole that is far more than the sum of its parts. We take pride in Apheris’ supportive environment and share responsibilities and ownership. We are proactive thinkers, are hungry to learn and stay humble as we grow.

We are backed by top investors and tech industry innovators, including LocalGlobe, MuleSoft founder Ross Mason and Twitter board chairman Patrick Pichette (former CFO of Google) and we work closely with Fortune 500 customers to develop our globally leading enterprise Apheris Platform for federated and privacy preserving data science. We are experiencing rapid growth and are recruiting for ambitious and adventurous team members to help us build a better future for data.
About the role
As a Legal Trainee at Apheris you take your data privacy and research skills into practice and substantially impact our product. You work with our Product Team on implementing state-of-the-art data privacy standards into our platform and support our Head of Legal in all legal aspects of a fast-growing tech start-up.
What you will do
  • Work on data privacy aspects across our product, data science, software development and business teams
  • Draft legal statements, whitepapers and customer specific material on data privacy and compliance topics
  • Research on German, EU and international regulation and legislation around our business-related topics
  • Support our Head of Legal in all legal aspects of a fast-growing tech start-up, including corporate law, labour law, public funding and IP related topics
You should apply if
  • You have achieved your first state examination with great success
  • You have previous experience in data privacy and/or tech law
  • You are fluent in legal English and open to the language of the tech world
  • You are a creative mind, into deeply technical problems and ready to venture off the beaten track
  • You are a people’s person and enjoy working in interdisciplinary and international teams
Bonus points if
  • You have an ongoing or completed research project with touchpoints to data privacy and/or artificial intelligence
  • You have coding skills or a technical degree on top of your legal qualification
If you do not match 100% of the above requirements, but you think you fit this role, we encourage you to apply anyway. We value the right people and search based on your personality, potential and motivation to learn and grow. Together we can adapt the role in a way that is meant for you!
What we offer you
  • A fun and diverse team of smart and driven people
  • Regular team lunches and social events
  • Daily fresh fruit, drinks, coffee (and an occasional beer)
  • Inspiring office space in the heart of Berlin directly at the river (Paul Lincke Ufer)
  • Possibility to work remotely
About us
We are inspired by complexity and driven by impact – apply now and join a team that is set to build the next large tech company!
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