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Legal Intern

Montreal or Toronto

ABOUT US 

Real Ventures is an early-stage venture firm focused on serving daring entrepreneurs with the ambition to create successful, global companies. Since 2007, Real Ventures has dedicated itself to building the Canadian startup ecosystem on the belief that people, not money, build game-changing companies. Real Ventures provides stage-specific guidance, mentorship, and access to networks and resources to fast-track founders’ personal and company growth. Real Ventures manages $330 million across five funds and its active portfolio of 100+ companies is currently valued at $10 billion. www.realventures.com

Real Ventures is an equal opportunity employer. We work continuously on creating a culture and an organization that truly values diversity. We believe cultural fit doesn’t mean being culturally identical, and that diversity of thought enables us to challenge one another to think broader. 

ROLE OVERVIEW

Assist the Director of Legal Affairs in transactional and governance work. Introduction to the Canadian and Québec tech and VC ecosystems. 

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Reviewing and updating existing legal transactional processes (eg. due diligence, closing coordination)
  • Collating and updating the firm’s legal precedent database 
  • Governance and firm policy reviewing and drafting 
  • Other ad hoc legal tasks 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fully bilingual in English and French (native fluency: speak, read and write)
  • Law degree (obtained or in progress)
  • Commercial law class(es) an asset 

WHAT WE OFFER 

  • Exposure to the venture capital industry and legal practices 
  • A high-growth, fast-paced learning environment
  • $15 per hour for a 10-week internship 
  • Flexible start date (between end May and mid-June 2021)
  • Work from anywhere flexibility during COVID lockdowns and a mix of in office and work-from-home post pandemic in line with health authorities guidelines.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should send an email to lisa@realventures.com, including the following: 

(1) CV and law school transcript

(2) Describe why this opportunity interests you and how it fits into your career aspirations.