Legal Intern

Full Time 


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Job Description
Thought Machine's mission is bold - to properly and permanently rid the world's banks of legacy technology. To achieve this, we have developed the foundations of modern banking and built core and payments technology which runs natively in the cloud. What we are attempting is hard and means we need great people working together to build great technology.

We have grown rapidly in the past few years - growing our team to more than 550 individuals across offices in London, New York, Singapore, and Sydney. We have raised more than $500m in funding and are now valued at $2.7bn. Our investors include Molten Ventures, Eurazeo, Intesa Sanpaolo, Temasek, Nyca Partners, JPMorgan Chase, Standard Chartered, and more.

We have created a culture enabling our team to produce the best work in the industry, ensuring we have fun along the way. We're regularly cited as having a fantastic workplace culture and have been recognised by Sifted magazine as having one of the highest Glassdoor ratings for a UK fintech company and the most generous employee share package in the industry. We've been named AltFi's B2B Fintech of the Year, placed in the FinTech50, and named one of Europe's fastest-growing companies by the Financial Times in 2023.

We are currently searching for candidates to join us for a paid 12-week internship this summer. In this role, you will work with the Legal Department, who are key across the APAC region. Our programme will support your growth and development whilst working alongside senior leaders in fintech.

What to expect:
  • Support and learn from our highly experienced Legal team on a range of legal matters with opportunities for exposure to teams in Sales, Marketing, HR, Engineering and Operations.
  • Create, revise and review basic contracts and templates, with supervision.
  • Assist with special projects and initiatives.
  • Support the development of company-wide legal and compliance policies, procedures and training.
  • Perform legal research relating to contracts law, competition law, corporate law,and other issues specific to fintech.
Feedback from previous interns

"I never felt like 'the intern', and consistently felt respected as an engineer in my own right in the way people responded to me and worked with me" - 2021 intern.

"I feel like I learned so much at Thought Machine, and there's such a friendly, welcoming atmosphere" - 2021 intern.


  • Currently studying for a degree in Law
  • An interest in technology, computer sciences, international business and/or communications
Preference will be given to applicants graduating in 2024.


  • Highly competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday and bank holidays (prorated)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Access to outstanding learning materials and courses
  • Sports and hobby clubs, subsidised by Thought Machine
  • All the latest tech you need
  • Start the day properly with fresh fruit and cereals
  • Huge range of healthy (and not-so-healthy) snacks, smoothies and drinks
  • A talented and experienced team as your colleagues
  • An environment where we encourage learning and progress
Thought Machine is committed to making a measurable positive impact on people's everyday lives. We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We actively hire candidates who demonstrate technical excellence in their field and welcome people of all ages and backgrounds, providing everyone with equal access to professional development. You are encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't accurately match the job description. We also encourage applications from those with different abilities, including candidates with ADHD, autism, dyslexia or dyspraxia.

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