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Working Student Legal (Privacy & Data Protection)



Berlin, Germany · Brandenburg, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 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 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.

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.