U.S. Copyright Office, Program for Law Clerks

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U.S. Copyright Office (Library of Congress)
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: ? — 02/16/13

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Description

The U.S. Copyright Office administers the copyright law, providing technical advice and assistance to Congress on domestic and international intellectual property matters and proposed changes in U.S. copyright law. The Office assists in the drafting of legislation and legislative reports, and prepares studies for Congress. The Copyright Office creates and maintains a public record through registration of claims and recordation of documents, conducts rulemakings, and issues regulations under the copyright law.

The U.S. Copyright Office has internships available for law clerks. Candidates must either presently be enrolled in, or have graduated from, an accredited law school, have at least one basic course in copyright law, have a demonstrated interest or background in copyright matters, and demonstrate excellent research, writing, and editing abilities. Under the supervision of a principle mentor, the law clerk will gain experience related to copyright regulations, practices, procedures. Interns generally work on specific projects supplementing but not replacing the work of regular staff. The positions are unpaid, and candidates must arrange academic credit through their law school, as applicable.. The schedule is flexible and requires a minimum commitment of eight week and may last for up to one year, according to the needs and schedule of the participant and the supervisor.

Interested candidates must email a resume, statement of interest or cover letter, and a writing sample.

Requirements

Candidates must either presently be enrolled in, or have graduated from, an accredited law school, have at least one basic course in copyright law, have a demonstrated interest or background in copyright matters, and demonstrate excellent research, writing, and editing abilities.

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