Summer 2017 IP Program in Washington, D.C.

Through the Summer 2017 IP Program in Washington, D.C., students can do an unpaid externship at either the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or the U.S. Copyright Office.

Students will be required to work 40 hours per week for nine weeks beginning on Tuesday, May 22, 2017. In addition, all students will be required to attend an orientation class in Atlanta during the week of May 15, 2017, complete weekly assignments, and participate in a weekly seminar. The class will be graded on an S/U scale and students will earn 4 credit hours upon successful completion of the program.

To participate, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.3 and must have successfully completed all first-year courses. This program will count toward total externship hours allowed. Students who have taken two semesters of externships may not receive course credit. Students may not receive payment for work performed.

Patent and Trademark Law Externship

  • To participate, students must apply and be accepted into the Patent Experience Externship Program offered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • Students must apply at: USAJOBS, once a student applies through USAJOBS, the student must notify Professor Kerew, provide her with a resume, and complete the Summer IP Program in Washington, D.C., application and contract.

Copyright Law Externship

  • To participate, students must apply and be accepted into the Law Clerk Program offered by the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington, D.C.
    Students interested in applying to the U.S. Copyright Office’s Law Clerk Program should follow the application instructions found at https://www.copyright.gov/about/special-programs/internships.html
  • Given the program’s rolling application process, students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Application does not guarantee acceptance into the Law Clerk Program. Once a student applies to the U.S. Copyright Office’s Law Clerk Program, the student must notify Professor Kerew, provide her with a resume, and complete the Summer IP Program in Washington, D.C., application and contract.

For more information, contact Professor Kerew at 404.413.9153 or kkerew@gsu.edu

Note: Application to the USPTO or the U.S. Copyright Office does not guarantee acceptance into either program.

Once a student submits an application to the USPTO or U.S. Copyright Office, he or she must notify Kendall Kerew, assistant clinical professor and director of the Externship Program, provide her with a resume, and complete the Summer IP Program in Washington, D.C., application and contract.