Would you like to gain hands-on experience shaping international intellectual property law and policy?   Would you like to influence the development of technology law from a public interest viewpoint?

Beginning Fall 2021, IP Justice is launching its Cyberlaw and Policy Clinic, which is an opportunity for tech-savvy US law students to intern part-time with IP Justice and gain real-world experience shaping international and US technology law and policy matters from a public interest perspective.

IP Justice law students have the opportunity to participate at treaty meetings hosted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) including drafting written statements and engaging in oral advocacy at WIPO meetings to advance IP Justice’s policy objectives; participate in rulemaking proceedings organized by the US Commerce Department, US Copyright Office, United States Trade Representative, European Union, World Trade Organization, Federal Communications Commission, and other national and international policymaking fora that relate to intellectual property and technology matters.

Law students participating in the clinic also draft policy statements and white papers on key tech issues to educate policymakers’ and the public on human rights implications or other unintended consequences of certain tech policies.

IP Justice Law students will also draft and file amici briefs on precedent-setting cases to help shape the court’s understanding of emerging technology issues.

Participating law students have the opportunity to develop their advocacy skills, both oral and written, as well as strategize, and work in conjunction with other attorneys and public interest organizations to achieve law and policy objectives. Tech-savvy law students who want real-world policymaking experience and who are keen to influence the development of law and policy from a public interest perspective are encouraged to apply for the internship.

Required Skills:
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Working knowledge of substantive intellectual property rights laws
  • Work remotely using Zoom and other online tools to collaborate
  • Able to meet deadlines and work independently
Level of Commitment:10-15 hours per week (approx.)
Dates of Commitment:
  • 2021 Fall: Sept through Nov 2021
  • 2022 Spring: Jan through May 2022
  • 2022 Summer: June – August 2022

Note: This is a volunteer (non-paid) internship and all student work is done remotely using online tools such as Zoom, Google Docs, and other online collaboration tools.

IP Justice is now accepting applications from interested US law students for internships with the IP Justice Cyberlaw and Policy Clinic for Spring and Summer 2022.

We are also accepting applications from volunteer attorneys to work with us to achieve IP Justice’s law and policy objectives and assist in the development of the Cyberlaw and Policy Clinic.  If you are a licensed US attorney with experience in intellectual property law and would like to donate some time and energy to IP Justice, we’d love to hear from you about the possibility of working together.

Email cyberlaw@ipjustice(dot)org for more information regarding the internship or other volunteer opportunities available