Law Student Interns

MerckRahway, NJ

25 days ago


Job Title

2024 University Recruiting - IP Group Law Student Intern

Job Location

Temporary location: A different NJ location (exact timing of move to Rahway, NJ to be communicated at a future date)

Job Overview

  • The Future Talent Program offers internships lasting up to 12 weeks with the opportunity to work on one or more projects.
  • This internship focuses on intellectual property within the Research & Development Division.
  • Gain valuable development and insight into the pharmaceutical industry for long-term career planning.



  • Work on-site at least three days per week, with the option to work remotely up to two days per week.
  • Collaborate with experienced IP attorneys on various projects, such as:
    • Drafting, filing, and prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO and international patent offices.
    • Analyzing company and third-party patent filings and applications.
    • Developing patent strategies.
    • Counseling company researchers on patent issues.
    • Assisting with current or potential patent litigation.
    • Obtaining trademark protection for company products.
  • Collaborate with various functional areas within the company.
  • Gain exposure to the drug development process and intellectual property strategies of the pharmaceutical industry.


  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in a science or engineering field.
  • Current law student pursuing a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, returning to school in fall 2023.
  • Available for a full 10 to 12-week internship starting June 2024.
  • Preferred: 1L law student.
  • Preferred: Cumulative undergraduate or graduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Preferred: Strong understanding of and interest in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Preferred: Strong interest in IP law and taking the USPTO patent bar exam.
  • Preferred: Superior personal character and ethics.
  • Preferred: Strong personal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Preferred: Excellent academic achievement and analytical ability.

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Career Paths

People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Law54%

  • Political Science And Government7%

  • Legal Assistant Paralegal3%

  • Economics2%

  • Psychology2%

  • 288 other majors29%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • US Department Of Justice
  • Federal Judiciary
  • US District Court
  • NYC
  • Legal Aid Society
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Rahway, NJ | $5,639/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,481

  • Miscellaneous$1,007

  • Food$505

  • Utilities$328

  • Transportation$318


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