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Working Student Legal (Commercial)



chemnitz, germany
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

About Staffbase

In a polarized world, we inspire people to achieve great things together. Our mission is to help organizations unlock the power of inspirational communication so they can thrive in the Narrative Age. Our award-winning communications channels - intranet, employee app and email - deliver experiences that drive engagement and inspire hearts and minds.

We’re headquartered in Chemnitz, Germany, with offices in many locations throughout the world, including New York, London, Berlin and Dresden. Our international team counts more than 750 employees from 45+ nationalities and we have a growing base of 2200+ customers that want to transform their employee experience. We are rapidly scaling, post-Series E ($115 million funding), have strong-growing revenue, and our customers love us.

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented individual to join our Legal team as a Working Student supporting our commercial legal team. This entry-level role is specifically designed for students who are eager to develop their legal skills while pursuing their education. As a working student, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience supporting the Commercial Legal team of a SaaS company. This includes reviewing NDAs, vendor questionnaires, RfX documentation and a bit of “everything else” that comes up within the business. This role is unique in that you’ll get exposure to every level and area of the business, including commercial legal work, IT-law, privacy, data protection and compliance with the chance to develop skills in commercial law.

What you’ll be doing

  • Review and draft legal documents (e.g. order forms, RFPs and RFQs, and other commercial documents related to sales deals) in English and in German language
  • Assist with coordinating the purchasing process; vendor implementations
  • Support with negotiating legal terms with vendors in English and in German
  • Maintain and update documentation and guided learning material to help colleagues understand what we do in legal and how we can help
  • Organize the company deal documentation, filing and ensuring compliance of all signed contracts
  • Support and work closely with the Commercial Legal Counsels on commercial deals across DACH, UKI and NA
  • Maintain deal tracking and compliance check of sales deals

What you need to be successful

  • Currently enrolled in university studying law, business law, international law or a comparable subject with a law focus, for at least two semesters
  • First experience in independently researching, evaluating and understanding complex legal issues
  • Basic understanding of contract law and interest in learning about commercial issues
  • Interest in Tech and SaaS as well as its legal implications
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills in English and German
  • Interest to work in an international team
  • Pragmatic approach and strong analytical skills, technical understanding and work responsibly, independently and carefully
  • Available for 16-20 hours a week

What you'll get

  • Learning Curve - as a Working Student at Staffbase, you’ll be fully integrated to the team and gain valuable experiences that help you to foster your future career. Not rarely we’re hiring former working students as full-time employees after their student time with us.
  • Office Sports - join our free sport courses in the offices.
  • Connect with your team - you will participate in team offsites, on-site meetings and our yearly Staffbase camp.
  • Wellbeing - in addition to our yearly vacation of 30 days, we’re running a 4-day-work week every year in August with full payment.
  • Volunteers Day - you’ll get one day off per year for supporting a social project. We will donate a small amount for that project in addition.
  • Hybrid Work - as a working student, you will join the office regularly to get the best learning experience. But for times you work from home, we support you with an extra monitor, keyboard, computer mouse and headset.
  • Employee Referral Program - one of your friends is a fit to one of our full-time openings? Refer them and get a referral bonus paid.

We Love Diversity - Equal Employment Opportunity

Our platforms are for everyone, and so is our workplace. We are passionate about equity, inclusion, and diversity at Staffbase. Read more about our policies here.

Our Global Benefits

Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP)

Staffbase offers you a benefit plan which entitles you to an ownership interest in stock options in the company. We're in business to create value for our shareholders and we want our employees to benefit from that shared success as well.

Ongoing Learning

We thrive on personal and professional growth. Every employee gets EUR 1,000 / USD 1,100 / GBP 900 / CAD 1,400 / RON 5,000 / AUD 1,600 gross per year to spend on personal and professional development.

Feel Good Fridays

Summertime means extended vacation time at Staffbase! During August we run the 4-days workweek which means that during this month Fridays are off for all employees.


We offer different working time models and hybrid work set ups, to get the best office and working-from-home experience at once.

Parental Leave

We recognize that one of the most special events in an individual's life is the birth or adoption of a child. We offer paid parental leave options for all employees.

Read more about our benefits here.