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Internship - Compliance and Privacy

Company: Norstella
Location: London, United Kingdom
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Why Norstella? Norstella unites market-leading companies that all have a shared goal of improving patient access. Each organization (Citeline, Evaluate, MMIT, Panalgo, The Dedham Group) delivers must-have answers for critical strategic and commercial decision-making.
Together, we help our clients:
  • Assess the market need and competitive landscape
  • Know precisely which drugs to prioritize in their portfolios
  • Find out where the launch difficulties will bebefore theyre difficulties
  • Track and improve market access post-launch
By combining the efforts of each organization under Norstella, we can offer an even wider breadth of expertise, cutting-edge data solutions and expert advisory services alongside advanced technologies such as real-world data, machine learning and predictive analytics. At Norstella, we dont just deliver information and insights. We deliver answers you can act on.
In this internship within the legal department, you will work closely with and support the Norstella Compliance and Privacy functions. Work will be varied and connected to projects planned for 2024 delivery; from researching subjects, preparing systems for project roll out and collating data, to presenting analysis and partnering and collaborating with other team members. This role will suit an aspiring legal professional who has an interest in automation and project work, gaining an understanding into how a Legal function in an organization intertwines in business operations.
In this role you will:
  • Assist in creating and deploying a gift & entertainment repository in Norstellas Disclosure Management tool, create process flow
  • Policy drafting and reviews (update and manage the overall policy repository)
  • Review potential sanction red flags, consider mitigations and escalate issues
  • Support data collection for annual CDP disclosure (deadline for compliance is end of July)
  • Review most recent SFO and DOJ Compliance programme guidance and create briefing note


  • Maintain records of personal information processing activities and vendor due diligence in our privacy management system.
  • Assist in developing data protection and privacy related governance policies and frameworks and support their implementation and rollout.
  • Assist in researching legal topics on privacy and data protection and liaising with the Head of Privacy to form coherent business advice and support organisational queries.
  • Monitor the handling of data subject rights requests received by Norstella.
  • Respond to third-party (customer) questionnaires and inquiries.


  • Interest in the compliance and privacy disciplines and how they form part of an organizations structure
  • Interest in being a part of a corporate legal department
  • Willingness and interest in working on a broad array of compliance and privacy related issues with appropriate guidance and support from members of the Norstella Team
  • Preparing legal research and analysis as needed
  • Collaborating on Legal operations projects
  • Drafting processes efficiently and in collaboration with others


  • You will have an interest in the compliance and privacy disciplines and how they form part of an organizations structure
  • You are a self-starter who can work independently but follow the directions provided
  • You have strong attention to detail and a desire to learn
  • You can quickly assimilate legal definitions and information applicable to the organisation
  • You have experience using Microsoft 365 suite such as Excel and Word
Internship dates: June 17th - September 6th
What an internship at Norstella can offer you
A successful internship typically involves a combination of personal growth, skill development, and meaningful contributions to the organization. Here's what to expect during your time at Norstella:
  • Learning Opportunities: You will be provided with ample opportunities for learning and skill development. Youll gain new knowledge about your field of study or interest through hands-on experience, mentorship, training sessions, and exposure to real-world projects.
  • Meaningful Projects: You can expect challenging tasks and projects that are relevant to your skills and interests, allowing you to make meaningful contributions to the organization. These projects will range dependent upon department and experience.
  • Mentorship and Guidance: As a Norstella intern, you will be assigned a buddy, outside of your department, who will help navigate challenges, set goals, and develop professionally.
  • Networking Opportunities: Networking can lead to future job opportunities and valuable professional relationships. During your time with Norstella, you will participate in a 3-day professional learning onsite conference to connect with fellow interns and other professionals within the Norstella organization.
  • Growth Through Feedback and Evaluation: Regular feedback sessions are essential to understand strengths, areas for improvement, and progress toward your goals. Frequent and meaningful feedback will help develop your skills, ensuring you make the most of your internship experience.
Overall, a successful internship at Norstella is one where you will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experiences, contribute meaningfully to the organization, and leave with a positive impression of both the company and the field in which you are interning.
The guiding principles for success at Norstella:
01: Bold, Passionate, Mission-First
We have a lofty mission to Smooth Access to Life Saving Therapies and we will get there by being bold and passionate about the mission and our clients. Our clients and the mission in what we are trying to accomplish must be in the forefront of our minds in everything we do.
02: Integrity, Truth, Reality
We make promises that we can keep, and goals that push us to new heights. Our integrity offers us the opportunity to learn and improve by being honest about what works and what doesnt. By being true to the data and producing realistic metrics, we are able to create plans and resources to achieve our goals.
03: Kindness, Empathy, Grace
We will empathize with everyone's situation, provide positive and constructive feedback with kindness, and accept opportunities for improvement with grace and gratitude. We use this principle across the organization to collaborate and build lines of open communication.
04: Resilience, Mettle, Perseverance
We will persevere even in difficult and challenging situations. Our ability to recover from missteps and failures in a positive way will help us to be successful in our mission.
05: Humility, Gratitude, Learning
We will be true learners by showing humility and gratitude in our work. We recognize that the smartest person in the room is the one who is always listening, learning, and willing to shift their thinking.
Equal Opportunities Statement
Norstella is an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. Our ethos is to respect and value peoples differences, to help everyone achieve more at work as well as in their personal lives so that they feel proud of the part they play in our success. We believe that all decisions about people at work should be based on the individuals abilities, skills, performance and behaviour and our business requirements. Norstella operates a zero-tolerance policy to any form of discrimination, abuse or harassment. We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that sometimes the best opportunities are hidden by self-doubt. We disqualify ourselves before we have the opportunity to be considered. Regardless of where you came from, how you identify, or the path that led you here, you are welcome. If you read this job description and feel engaged and excited, wed love to see you apply.