Working Student Legal (Privacy & Data Protection) (in Leipzig)

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 Privacy legal team. This entry-level role is specifically designed for students who are passionate about data protection and are eager to develop their skills while pursuing their education. As a working student, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in conducting privacy assessments, updating privacy policies, automating the overall privacy compliance, and supporting our customer-facing teams with customer questions about our data practices.  

What you’ll be doing 

Support with managing and improving our Global Privacy Program

  • Support with conducting data processing impact assessments (DPIA), transfer impact assessments (TIA’s), and data subject requests.
  • Introduce OneTrust improvements, update existing questionnaires (DPIA, PIA, TIA, LIA), initiate automation initiatives
  • Complement and improve Staffbase’s data processing register (ROPA) by collaborating with all Staffbase departments re. their processing activities
  • Update existing privacy policies and create new policies where required to comply with applicable data protection laws (incl. GDPR, US state laws, Australia privacy laws, Canadian privacy laws)
  • Conduct vendor audits

Support our Commercial Legal team

  • Support the Commercial Legal team with reviewing vendor DPAs and conducting vendor privacy assessments
  • Support with commercial customer DPA negotiations and improve our internal DPA Playbook
  • Create internal and customer-facing know-how (such as white papers or articles) to support our Sales and Customer Success teams in getting information across in the most efficient way and improve existing operations and processes to manage legal privacy know-how

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 the GDPR and are interest in learning about other data protection laws around the world, such as US state laws, Canadian and Australian privacy laws
  • 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. 
Leipzig

Also available in Berlin, Chemnitz, Dresden

Operations, Students