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2024 Summer - Legal Intern/Extern

Legal | Hybrid in New York, NY | Internship | From $25.00 to $25.00 per hour

Job Description

Sesame Workshop seeks one Legal Intern and one Legal Extern to work this summer alongside small, tightly-knit team consisting of nine attorneys on a variety of matters including:

  • digital and consumer products licensing and publishing
  • product safety
  • events and marketing
  • advocacy, philanthropy, and social impact initiatives
  • content clearance, production, distribution, and related matters

Please Note:

  • Candidates should indicate their preference for an internship or externship in their cover letter.
  • For the Internship:
    1. The Intern will be expected to work 35 hours per week for approximately 10 to 15 weeks between June 2024 – August 2024
    2. The Intern will be paid at a rate of $25.00 per hour
    3. Start and end dates are flexible
  • For the Externship:
    1. The Extern will be expected to work 35 hours per week for the duration of their Externship Program
    2. The Extern must receive academic credit under their accredited law school’s Externship Program
  • This is a hybrid position. The Intern/Extern will be expected to come into the office in New York City on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.


Under the guidance and supervision of the Sesame Workshop attorneys, the legal Intern/Extern may:

  • Provide support for Sesame’s anti-counterfeit program, including managing takedowns, and negotiating and drafting settlement agreements
  • Provide support for Sesame’s product safety program
  • Review and draft varying documents including vendor agreements, third-party correspondences, and licensing agreements
  • Provide support for Sesame’s domestic and international social impact programming including reviewing and drafting social impact collaboration and grant agreements
  • Provide support in responding to internal and external clearance requests for materials including scripts and clips, and tracking company IP
  • Draft memoranda on various areas of law
  • Prepare contract summaries
  • Coordinate projects with pro bono counsel
  • Provide research and other assistance on various projects as needed


  • Currently enrolled in an accredited law school in their second or third year.
  • Have a strong interest in at least one of the following areas of law: intellectual property, entertainment, corporate, and non-profit law
  • Be intellectually curious, flexible, and interested in transactional law
  • Have a passion to learn from and contribute to an incredibly active in-house legal team with unique, challenging, and exciting matters.


Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street which reaches 156 million children across more than 150 countries. The Workshop’s mission is to use the educational power of media to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Delivered through a variety of platforms, including television programs, digital experiences, books and community engagement, its research-based programs are tailored to the needs of the communities and countries they serve. For more information, visit us at

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