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Legal Intern

Eden Prairie, MN

Summer Legal Internship – Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Location: Eden Prairie MN, United States

Role Type: Full Time, Temporary Contract 



Kp companies is partnered with Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) in its search for a summer legal intern. This is a great opportunity for any legal student looking to expand their public interest experience. In this position, you will have the opportunity to gain experience within the philanthropic sector. You will develop career-relevant skills including legal research and analysis, writing, and drafting of legal documents.

THE ORGANIZATION:  Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies


Based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) was established through the generosity of Margaret A. Cargill, a granddaughter of the co-founder of Cargill, Inc. MACP encompasses two grant-making entities, Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation, whose collective assets place it among the 10 largest philanthropies in the United States.

Why Join:

MACP is a team of diverse individuals inspired by a common mission, shared values, and the difference we can make by working together. We are proud to offer a welcoming workplace that supports our employees’ careers, health, and overall well being. We supplement that environment with activities throughout the year that promote collaboration, learning, and fun.

Mission: To provide meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, and the environment.

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) supports efforts to enhance quality of life and prevent and relieve suffering of children, families, and seniors; preserve and promote the environment and the arts; and encourage the humane treatment of animals.




The internship will primarily provide support for the MACP legal team. You will have the opportunity to develop relevant skills including legal research and analysis, writing, and drafting of legal documents. You will work collaboratively with the team of four attorneys and a paralegal. As the legal intern, you will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of legal work touching numerous aspects of the organization, while gaining exposure to work in an in-house setting and the philanthropic sector. This role will be approximately 36 hours per week for 10-12 weeks in the summer of 2022.



  • Assist legal team members with review and drafting of contracts and other legal documents

  • Perform research and analysis in a variety of legal areas relevant to a nonprofit organization, including but not limited to nonprofit law, labor and employment, and international regulations 

  • Support grantmaking due diligence and grant-related legal documentation

  • Attend meetings with cross-functional staff to observe and/or support provision of legal advice

  • Assist with various other legal matters and/or projects as directed



  • Current 1L or 2L law school student at an accredited law school; minimum of one year of law school completed prior to internship start date

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively with other team members and staff


Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations, and communities to apply. Candidates who apply via online applications without a cover letter will be requested to submit one later.   

*Applications received prior to 2/1/22 will be given the highest priority for preliminary phone interviews. 



$32-$35 per hour



Email applications are also accepted and can be sent directly to aiesha@kpcompanies.com with a subject of MACP - Legal internship 2022. All emailed applications should include a cover letter.
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