Internships are organised as part of the Pan-European Seal Programme and only students from the programme's partner universities are eligible to apply. Recruitment takes place through the universities. EUIPO or EPO make the final selection of candidates on the basis of the applications sent.
Internships last for 12 months and start in late September/early October. The work scholarship at EUIPO is €1,200 and at EPO approximately €2,000 per month.
Internships at EUIPO can take place in any of the departments depending on the profile of the candidate:
- IP Law
- IP & Knowledge management
- Political Sciences & International Relations
- Economics - Business administration
- Information Technology (Customer service solutions, Data analyst, Software engineer)
- Facility management (Architect, Engineer, Logistics)
- Human Resources
Internships at EPO can take place in the following areas:
- Science and Engineering
- Business administration
- Law (including patent law)
- Economics and Finance
- International Relations and Communications
- University degree. It is also possible for final-year students to participate in the recruitment process, provided they have completed their studies by the end of the current academic year and have presented their diploma on the day the internship starts. During the application process, final-year students present a certificate from the dean's office with initially planned date of diploma thesis defence.
- Cover letter in English.
- CV in Word format (Europass format preferred).
- Knowledge of the English language (minimum level B1).
- In case of applying to EUIPO - completion of the online course "EUTM in a Nutshell" or "RCD in a Nutshell" on the EUIPO Academy Learning Portal (EUIPO Academy Learning Portal).
How to apply?
Applications including a CV (in English & Europass format) and a covering letter should be sent by February 24th of the current year to Dominika Harasimiuk, PhD (email@example.com).
Shortlists will be created on the basis of the applications sent. Short-listed candidates will self-register in the electronic systems:
- EUIPO (the EUIPO e-recruitment tool) between March 1st and March 15th of the current year,
- EPO (the EPO e-recruitment tool) by March 15th of the current year.
About the programme
The Pan-European Seal programme has been set up by the two most important European institutions in the field of intellectual property in Europe - the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). One of its primary objectives is to provide opportunities for graduates of the programme's partner universities to undertake work internships at EUIPO or EPO and to promote knowledge of intellectual property law, as well as to create a network of cooperation between academic environment and the labour market in intellectual property sector. Faculty of Law and Administration of Lazarski University is a participant in the Pan-European Seal Programme.
We encourage students in their final years of studies at the WPiA and WEiZ to apply.
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