Legal Team Intern - Summer 2023

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Job Description

About the job

Shift Markets' crypto-as-a-service technology allows anyone to commercialize digital assets, without the headaches.


About Us


Founded in 2009, we began in the traditional finance world, as a leader in the FX space. Sensing the seismic shifts taking place in the financial industry, and the disruptive power of cryptocurrencies and blockchain, we made it our mission to make these decentralized trends accessible to every business, from market leaders to small retailers.


Our transition into the crypto, blockchain, and Web 3.0 space has centered on the development and deployment of seamless enterprise and Web 3.0 solutions. By offering implementation and consultation services beyond our product range, we ensure that every business gets the Web 3.0 solutions that fit their needs, and fit snugly within their existing tech stack.


We are offering a summer internship on our Legal Team, beginning at the start of the intern’s summer 2023 semester and concluding before the intern’s following semester. The intern will report to and will be mentored by our in-house Associate Counsel. This internship will enhance the intern’s understanding of domestic & international compliance, corporate law, and cryptocurrency regulations.


This internship is designed to provide real-world experience which will add professional context to the intern’s specialized academic program for the next academic semester, so the ideal intern is a junior or senior who has gained familiarity with basic legal concepts before starting the internship. We do not offer a formal training program; instead the intern will receive hands-on training during this internship which will enrich the educational experience, similar to training which the intern would receive through a lab course.


The intern will gain valuable experience by:


Conducting regulatory and policy research that applies to our business products


Filing and organizing contracts and agreements


Identifying and analyzing regulatory compliance procedures in the crypto space


Creating legal and operational process guides


Providing compliance, corporate and administrative support


Performing ad-hoc tasks on an as needed basis in support of the legal function


The ideal intern is familiar with the following programs used in our office:


Microsoft Office Suite


Google apps






Required Skills


Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail


Strong written and verbal communication skills


Independence, initiative and creative problem solving skills


Understand the necessity of maintaining discretion and confidentiality.




Experience which demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Bachelor’s degree in progress, with a major in pre-law or law (or related fields such as legal studies or business law) a plus.


This is an unpaid internship with academic credit available. This internship requires 20-24 hours per week, and is hybrid remote/on-site in our New York City office. Internships with Shift are conducted without entitlement to a paid job at the conclusion of the internship.

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