Legal Intern

Job Description

Auto req ID: 205853BR

Job Description

We are PepsiCo
PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader operating in more than 200 countries and territories with a product portfolio that includes 22 world-famous, billion-dollar brands. From Gatorade to Quaker, LIFEWTR to Lay’s, we make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to be the global leader in convenient foods and beverages by Winning with Purpose. “Winning with Purpose” reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business.

Our employees drive our culture. No two days are the same; we’re dynamic and full of passionate teams embracing new ideas through our collaborative spirit. At PepsiCo, what makes you unique, makes us better!

Functional Description:
As one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies with over $63 billion in net revenue, PepsiCo leverages diversity and engagement as a competitive business advantage – one that fuels innovation, attracts world class talent, and fosters valuable relationships with customers, consumers, and the communities in which we operate worldwide. Accordingly, PepsiCo is proud to honor its former general counsel, Larry Thompson, with a summer fellowship designed to promote diversity in the legal profession and advance PepsiCo’s commitment to supporting the development of professionals from diverse backgrounds.

Throughout his career, Mr. Thompson has been a steadfast champion of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and a mentor to diverse attorneys. While at PepsiCo, he began the company’s outside counsel diversity initiative, which annually evaluates law firms to ensure that PepsiCo has the benefit of diverse legal representation from outside counsel. Prior to his tenure at PepsiCo, while serving as Deputy Attorney General, Mr. Thompson led the U.S. Department of Justice’s diversity initiative to recruit a wide range of racial, ethnic, economic, and geographic backgrounds to the Department. Through this fellowship, PepsiCo is committed to continuing Mr. Thompson’s legacy of advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

What you can expect:
The Larry D. Thompson Legacy of Leadership Fellowship Program will award up to four fellowships to first-year law students who will also be part of the 1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholars Program. Fellows will attend the 1L LCLD Scholars Summit in Atlanta, Georgia, June 2-4, 2020, and complete a 10-week program with PepsiCo in either Westchester County, New York or Plano, Texas, beginning on May 25, 2020.

Thompson Fellows in New York will rotate through PepsiCo’s headquarters in Purchase and its North America Beverages offices in White Plains. Thompson Fellows in Texas will have the opportunity to work with both Frito Lay attorneys and corporate function attorneys based in Plano. The fellowship curriculum will include guest speakers, seminars and opportunities to work in various areas, such as:

• Corporate Governance, Finance & Securities
• Litigation
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Employment
• Intellectual Property
• Regulatory
• Public Policy & Government Affairs
• Compliance & Ethics
• Corporate Citizenship

Each fellow will be assigned an attorney mentor, and all assignments will be distributed through a fellowship coordinator at each location. To learn more about the Program and hear from our past Fellows about their experiences at PepsiCo, please visit PepsiCo Larry D. Thompson Legacy of Leadership Fellowship 2017 Experience.

Qualifications/Requirements

Minimum Qualifications - Each candidate is expected to:

PepsiCo does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap or disability, or sexual orientation. All students who meet the required qualifications are eligible.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • First-year law student (anticipated graduation date in 2022), in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S.
  • Strong academic achievement
  • Excellence in oral and written communication skills
  • Contributions to promoting diversity in the legal profession

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Our Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable laws, including but not limited to, San Francisco Police Code Sections 4901-4919, commonly referred to as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance; and Chapter XVII, Article 9 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, commonly referred to as the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement documents. View PepsiCo EEO Policy.

Please view our Pay Transparency Statement

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Our Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable laws, including but not limited to, San Francisco Police Code Sections 4901 - 4919, commonly referred to as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance; and Chapter XVII, Article 9 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, commonly referred to as the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement documents. View PepsiCo EEO Policy

Please view our Pay Transparency Statement