Cleveland, OH – Summer 2019 Externs – NASA TWO DIFFERENT POSITIONS

Interview: March 2019 (date to be provided soon) Be sure to indicate in your cover letter which position you are applying for


The NASA GRC OCC Summer PATENT EXTERNSHIP focuses on the practice of patent law. Externs will get to experience the role of an in-house patent attorney first hand while working on special projects closely with a NASA Supervising Patent Attorney. Extern projects include, for example, researching IP-related issues, evaluating new invention disclosures, assessing patentability searches, participating in discussions with scientists and technology transfer members regarding commercialization and patentability supporting efforts to draft new patent applications and responding to patent office actions before the US Patent Office, and assisting with the submission of patent filing documents such as inventor assignments and declarations. This opportunity is an unpaid externship. Qualifications: 2L & PT 3L. Great for 2019 spring starts. US Citizen, Over the age of 18, valid state-issued photo ID, consent to a background check, Completed AT LEAST 3 semesters of law school. Have an interest in public service, government contracting, federal labor and employment, and/or intellectual property as it pertains to Federal entities, plus strong writing and research skills.

POSITION TWO – Summer 2019 Patent externship – UNPAID
Qualifications: 1L, 2L; U.S. Citizen, valid state-issued photo ID, consent to a background check, A bachelor’s degree in a science of engineering field (eligible to sit for the U.S. Patent Bar Exam), strong writing and research skills, and completed at least one year of law school when the summer begins. Requirements: Prefer: Completion of a patent law course is preferred.

HOW TO APPLY: E-mail your resume, transcript and cover letter (indicating which position you are applying for) to Please indicate which position you are applying for in your cover letter AND in the subject line of your e-mail (either general or patent)

DEADLINE: Thursday, February 21, 2019 NOON =========================================================