Non-Paid U.S. Copyright Office: Law Clerk Program, Public Information & Education (PIE)

  • General Website:
  • Program Website:
  • Hosting Service Unit: Copyright
  • Program Contact:
  • Interests/Areas of Study: Law; Policy Analysis; Copyright Law
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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, Public Information & Education (PIE) 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 and among the general public. Law clerks are instrumental in assisting in the development of authoritative copyright information and presentations for the public. These Law Clerks are assigned to work in the Office of Public Information and Education (PIE).