Internships and Pro Bono

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)  Paid Internships :Paid internships are available to students year-round. Available internships are based solely on sponsoring department requests. For more information regarding available positions, click here.

Summer Internships :

The Summer Internship Program sponsors full-time, paid interns for six to eight weeks each summer. SPE’s Staffing & Diversity team funds this program and determines which departments will sponsor an intern. Sponsoring departments are selected based on a variety of factors. Intern candidates are chosen from a diverse group of individuals from high schools, colleges, universities and law schools nationwide. Resumes are accepted in early January. SPE contacts potential candidates whose backgrounds meet the program criteria beginning in February and conducts in-person interviews in early to mid-March. The internships begin in late June. For more information regarding available positions, click here.

 

Miami:

 

In Miami there are internships available in the Business Affairs office.

 

http://www.sonypictures.com/

 

http://www.sonypicscareers.com/Internships/Paid/index.html

 

LegalArt  About LegalArt:

 

Founded in 2003, LegalArt has dedicated itself to providing artists with affordable legal services, grants and educational opportunities.

 

The attorneys who participate in the LegalLink program assist artists on a pro bono, reduced rate, or barter basis. LegalLink partners with the Miami-Dade County Bar Association’s “Put Something Back” program which credits participating attorneys with pro bono hours. LegalArt connects artists who need legal assistance in areas as diverse as estate planning, family law, immigration, contracts, business law, real estate, taxes, copyright and trademark with members of Miami’s legal community.

 

About the internship program: LegalLink Intern

 

Interns work in the LegalLink program under the supervision of the LegalLink Coordinator. LegalLink provides artists with pro bono, barter or reduced-rate legal referral assistance. LegalLink Interns work on and participate in client intake, case referral, case follow up, case analysis, legal research and writing, blogging on legal topics for the website, document review, and new attorney volunteer recruitment. Interns also have the opportunity to attend LegalArt’s SeminArt and Brown Bag Proramming. The Brown Bag lunch program is designed to introduce law students to the real practice of law by facilitating casual lunch conversations with a member of the legal profession.

 

LegalArt looks for outgoing and motivated candidates that are interested and experienced in the arts. All applicants should send a resume, cover letter espressing their interest in the position, and a short writing sample to LegalLink@legalartmiami.org with the subject line LegalLink Internship (semester- i.e. Fall, Spring, or Summer).

 

Website: http://www.legalartmiami.org/

LegalLink Program: http://www.legalartmiami.org/programs/legallink/ ;

http://www.legalartmiami.org/about/available-positions/

 

Should be able to use it to fulfill the St Thomas pro bono requirement (contact Professor Musto); or to use it as a clinical placement (contact Dean Dykas).

 

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) About VLA:

Since 1969, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts has been the leading provider of educational and legal services, advocacy and mediation to the arts community. As the first arts-related legal aid organization, VLA is the model for similar organizations around the world.

VLA is supported in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and through generous gifts from law firms, corporations, foundations and individuals.

 

Fall and Spring Internships:

Unpaid legal internships at VLA are available to all law students from an accredited U.S. law school. VLA also accommodates full-time internships and externships for the fall and spring semesters (such as Cornell Law School’s Externship Program). Please note that preference is given to applicants who are available for in-person interviews, and to applicants who hold a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Applicants must be available to intern at VLA for 15-hours per week.

 

Fall and Spring legal intern duties include : answering VLA’s Legal Hot Line; sitting-in on client consultations; drafting legal memoranda; legal research and writing; and helping with VLA’s educational and development programming.

To apply please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and names of two references in PDF format or hard-copy to the attention of Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, Esq., Associate Director. Please do not contact us regarding your application. You will be notified if you have been selected for an interview.

You may mail hard copies to the address below:

Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, Esq.
Spring/Fall Internship Program 
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts 
1 East 53rd Street, 6th Floor 
New York, NY 10022

 

Application deadline for Fall 2012: May 30, 2012

Application deadline for Spring 2013: October 15, 2012

 

Summer Associate Program:

Unpaid Summer Associate positions at VLA are available to all law students from an accredited U.S. law school. To apply please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript and names of three references to the attention of Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, Esq., Associate Director.

Please note that preference is given to applicants who are available for in-person interviews, and to applicants who hold a GPA of 3.25 or higher. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2013.

Summer Associate duties include : answering VLA’s Legal Hot Line; sitting-in on client consultations; drafting legal memoranda; legal research and writing; and helping with VLA’s educational and development programming.

Please note that we do not accomodate split summers. Our Summer Associate program runs for 10-weeks, from late May until early August, and we do not accomodate tenures less than 10-weeks.

 

Application deadline for the 2013 Summer Associate Program: January 31, 2013

 

For more information: http://www.vlany.org/aboutus/jobsinternships.php

 

Note: VLA is located in New York.[1]

 

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) The WIPO Internship Program is open to students and young professionals from any region in the world that have a background in intellectual property or other related fields of interest to WIPO, such as science and technology, finance, human resources, economics, communications, IT, translation, international relations etc.

An internship provides an excellent opportunity to young graduates and future IP professionals to learn about the Organization, and to complement their educational experience through practical work. WIPO itself also benefits from the assistance of young interns specialized in various professional fields.

 

Duration:

 

Interns under this scheme are recruited as follows:

Postgraduate students or young professionals for an initial period of three months, which may be extended to a maximum of six months, if justified by the specific needs of the employing Division/Department.

Eligibility :

The minimum requirements for consideration for the WIPO intern scheme are the following:

  • Age: minimum 18 years up to 32 years.
  • Undergraduate or post-graduate students at the time of application.
  • Very good knowledge of English or French.
  • Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other relevant IT programs/applications).
  • A demonstrable track record of achievement, supported by copies of diplomas or certificates from University and other specialized institutions.

 

Applications :

Applicants are requested to submit their applications, CV and cover letter to the following email address: erecruit@wipo.int

This is a temporary measure until the online applications are available.

http://www.wipo.int/erecruitment/en/internship.html

 

Note: Internship location is in Switzerland.

 

Berkman Center Summer and semester positions.

 

http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/

 

http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/getinvolved/internships_summer

 

http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/getinvolved/internships_academicyear

 

To apply visit: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/node/7314

For further information contact Rebecca Tabasky at rtabasky@cyber.law.harvard.edu.

National Association of Television Program Executives 
USPTO http://www.usptocareers.gov/

 

Contact Dean Dykas for use as clinical experience.

 

Arts and Business Council (ABC) of Miami About ABC of Miami:

The Arts & Business Council of Miami (ABC) is a unique program making a positive and significant difference in South Florida assisting more than 500 arts groups and thousands of individual artists through volunteer programs, educational outreach, leadership training, collaborations and networking events. ABC serves as a vigorous and effective catalyst for building working partnerships between the corporate & cultural communities. ABC has proven value to all organizations from grass roots emerging groups to majors. cultural institutions. We were incorporate in Florida as a 501c3 non-profit organization in June, 1985.

 

Sign up to receive ABC’s emails with volunteer opportunities.

 

http://www.artsbizmiami.org/

 

http://www.artsbizmiami.org/getInvolved/forBusiness/connect.htm

 

New York State Council on the Arts 
Office of the Copyright General Counsel’s Program for Law Clerks  Office of the Copyright General Counsel’s Program for Law Clerks

 

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 Office also administers the various statutory licenses and reviews the legal determinations of the Copyright Royalty Board, “the independent unit within the Library of Congress responsible for setting rates for the statutory licenses and distributing the royalty fees collected by the Office under three of these licenses.

Under this program, second year, third year and graduate law students may apply for work experience in the Office of the Copyright General Counsel on a volunteer basis. Under the supervision of the Associate General Counsel and a principal mentor, the student gains experience related to the administrative, regulatory and other legal work performed in the Office of the Copyright General Counsel.

Volunteer internship opportunities may last from one semester, including the summer semester, to one year, according to the needs and schedule of the participant and the supervisor. Interns generally work on specific projects supplementing but not replacing the work of regular staff.

If you are accepted, you will participate in this program for 1 – 2 semester(s)

Application Dates:
Applications are accepted at any time.

Stipend/Compensation:
None

Citizenship Requirements:
US Citizenship Not Required.

Applications Open To:
Other
Law Student

Categories:
Law
Government and Business Administration

Contact & Application Information:
Name: Tanya Sandros
Phone: 202-707-8380
Fax: 202-707-8366
Email: interns@loc.gov

 

http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/index.php?action=cFellowships.showDetail&lastSearch=0%7C0%7C0%7C0&record=108

 

Copyright Office, Office of Policy and International Affairs Law Clerk Program The U.S. Copyright Office is a federal, legislative-branch agency that is part of the Library of Congress. The Office of Policy and International Affairs assists the Register of Copyrights in advising Congress on domestic and international copyright policy matters, and represents the Copyright Office in U.S. government delegations to meetings at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and in multilateral and bilateral negotiations with foreign counties. 

The U.S. Copyright Office, Office of Policy and International Affairs has positions 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, and have a demonstrated interest or background in international copyright matters. The positions are unpaid, and students must arrange any academic credit through their law schools. The schedule is flexible and requires at least eight weeks and may last for up to one year, according to the needs and schedule of the participant and the supervisor. Interns generally work on specific projects supplementing but not replacing the work of regular staff. If you are accepted, you may participate in this program for up to a year.If you are accepted, you will participate in this program for 60 – 360 day(s)

Application Dates:
Applications are accepted at any time.

Stipend/Compensation:
None

Citizenship Requirements:
US Citizenship Not Required.

Applications Open To:
Law Student
Other

Categories:
Government and Business Administration
Law

Contact & Application Information:
Name: Maria Jacoub
Phone: (202) 707-0796
Fax: (202) 707-8366
Email: mjacoub@loc.gov

 

http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/index.php?action=cFellowships.showDetail&lastSearch=|7||&record=141

 

USPTO, Patent Experience Extern Program http://usptocareers.gov/Pages/WhyWork/Students.aspx

 

Winter Music Conference (WMC)  http://wintermusicconference.com/
Local Firms Miami: 

 

Ft. Lauderdale: 

 

Local Museums/Galleries Bass Museum

 

Moca

 

MaM

 

Art Fairs Art Basel

 

Art Wynwood

 

UNC Office of Technology Development Internship Program  http://www.law.unc.edu/centers/ip/internships/default.aspx

 

EFF- Electronic Frontier Foundation Internships 
National Association of Record Industry Professionals- Music Industry Intern   

 

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 

 

http://www.emmysfoundation.org/internship-programs

 

Note: Legal and Business Affairs

Public Knowledge 

 

http://publicknowledge.org/

 

recruiting @publicknowledge.org

 

Script Clearance Companies  http://www.indieclear.com/

http://www.therightscompany.com/

http://www.actonescript.com/

 

Twentieth Century Fox 
Airbus Has internships in IP. 
USDOJ: CRM: Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section Opportunities are available in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the U.S. Department of Justice for qualified candidates interested in summer law internships or academic semester law internships (sometimes called “externships”). Law interns work directly with attorneys on cutting edge legal issues relating to computer crime and intellectual property crime. Typical intern projects have involved researching novel legal issues, drafting litigation documents for active cases, analyzing policy proposals, and helping to draft Section publications. 

Summer Interns must have completed at least one year of law school and be willing to commit ten to twelve weeks (full-time) to CCIPS. In special circumstances, CCIPS may consider a shorter commitment.

Semester-based Interns must have completed at least one semester of law school and be willing to commit 15-20 hours a week to CCIPS. In special circumstances, CCIPS may consider a shorter commitment. CCIPS will consider semester “full time” positions from law students who attend law schools with formal externship programs.

Because of the sensitive nature of the work, applicants must pass a background check before a formal offer for an internship can be extended.

 

All internships are unpaid.

 

Application Deadlines (as of June 2012): Summer: Apply by January 9

                                                                      Fall/Winter: Apply by July 1

Spring: Apply by November 1

http://www.justice.gov/criminal/cybercrime/hiring.html



[1] Contact Dean Dykas to see if you could possibly get credit.