student/intern U.S. Copyright Office: Law Clerk Program, Office of Registration Policy & Practice (RPP)

  • General Website: https://www.copyright.gov/
  • Program Website: https://www.copyright.gov/about/special-programs/internships.html
  • Hosting Service Unit: Copyright
  • Program Contact: [email protected]
  • Interests/Areas of Study: Law; Policy Analysis; Copyright Law
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen; Permanent Resident; Visa Holder
  • Application Period: Ongoing
  • Application Notes: The U.S. Copyright Office offers 5 law clerk programs. Apply only ONCE for any of these programs, citing your preference in the application. This is 1 of the 5 programs available to students. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, but it is suggested to apply at least 3 months in advance of tentative start date. See program website above for further information on application process and/or email the program contact for further information on application process.
  • Compensation: Non-paid
  • Academic Credit: The Library does not provide academic credit, but you may arrange with your school in advance to receive credit.
  • Available Benefits: Student Transit (Paperwork and Budget Permitting). LC Internal Discounts.
  • Program Duration: Short-term. At least 10 weeks within summer/spring/fall semester
  • Qualifications: Currently Enrolled Students
  • Frequently Asked Questions

The U.S. Copyright Office Law Clerk Program, Office of Registration Policy & Practice (RPP) provides volunteer legal internships for talented law students with an interest in copyright law and policy. Law clerks gain valuable experience and insight working with Office staff on copyright-related issues that arise within the Office and in the courts. Law clerks are instrumental in helping to prepare reports for the Director of the Office of Registration Policy & Practice and are frequently called upon to assist with the administration of the U.S. copyright registration system. These Law Clerks are assigned to work in the Office of Registration Policy & Practice (RPP).