C4IP Internship Program

About C4IP

The Council for Innovation Promotion is a bipartisan coalition founded by two former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Directors that is dedicated to promoting strong and effective intellectual property rights that drive innovation, boost economic competitiveness, and improve lives everywhere. These former directors, as well as former federal judges, and other former officials comprise the board that directs C4IP’s mission. C4IP engages with policymakers in Congress and the Executive branch, works to educate staff, and develops policy on cutting-edge issues affecting patents, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets.

Description of the Internship

This is an 8-10 week summer internship with competitive pay. Interns will be involved in all aspects of C4IP’s operations, including developing policy and strategy on emerging IP issues, helping with educational briefings, conducting research and drafting memoranda, working on blogs and other media, and attending hearings and other Hill or governmental events. The internship will consist of a combination of remote work and in-person meetings.


The ideal candidate will be working towards a J.D. at an accredited institution and have completed one or two years of instruction by the time the internship would begin. Candidates should have a strong, demonstrated interest in promoting innovation through a robust intellectual property system (which can include, although is not limited to, coursework, extracurricular activities, or written work). Candidates should also have considerable skill in research and writing as well as the ability to be self-motivated and work independently. For the summer of the internship, candidates should be located in the D.C. area or have the ability to commute to the area easily.

C4IP is an equal employment opportunity employer and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, personal appearance, disability, political affiliation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law.

How to Apply

The summer 2024 application cycle has ended. More details about the next application cycle will be released soon.

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