Non-Paid U.S. Copyright Office: Law Clerk Program, Office of the Register (REG)

  • General Website:
  • Program Website:
  • Hosting Service Unit: Copyright
  • Program Contact:
  • Interests/Areas of Study: Law; 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 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 the Register (REG) 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 attorneys on copyright-related issues that arise within the Office, before Congress and in the courts. Law clerks are instrumental in helping to prepare Copyright Office reports for Congress. These Law Clerks are assigned to work in the Office of the Register (REG).