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USPTO Internship Program - Anthony Bowen - STEM

About the job

This is a student internship position under the Pathways Internship Program.

Imagine a transformative summer experience working closely with intellectual property (IP) leaders as part of USPTO's Anthony Bowen Internship Program. Here we celebrate, support, and thrive by building the bridge between IP and accessibility for all. Join us as part of a team that makes meaningful changes with a global impact across the IP Community.



This position permits, but does not require, 100% remote work. The official duty station and physical worksite for employees who do not opt for 100% remote work will be the Alexandria, VA Headquarters or one of the USPTO's Regional Offices located in Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI or San Jose, CA. The official duty station for employees who opt for 100% remote work, will be their approved remote work location. Employees' locality pay will be determined by the location of their official duty station.


Apply quickly! This announcement is limited to the first 150 applications received. If the application limit is not reached by the closing date of the announcement, all applications received during the open period will be considered.



This opportunity is ideal for you if you:

  • You are interested in engaging directly with leaders in innovation to gain insight into the USPTO mission.
  • You desire to develop or enhance your personal and professional skills.
  • You're inspired by innovative environments that allow you to contribute to the accomplishment of organizational goals.
  • You desire to explore federal careers while completing your education.
  • You're committed to training and development on various topics relating to the USPTO and government service.
  • You're excited about assisting with special projects and new initiatives including preparing and delivering a capstone project with a group of fellow interns.
  • You're an effective writer who finds interest in drafting various documents and reports, creating spreadsheets and charts, etc., to present a variety of data and information.
  • Assisting with IT projects excites you.
  • You're enthused and interested in observing meetings, appeal hearings, cases, and panels.


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>>TO APPLY, apply on USAJOBS by 12/1/2023:



To be eligible for this positionyou must: (1) be a U.S. Citizen or National; (2 Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student at an accredited university (either an undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate). * At least half of an undergraduate's academic course load must be in engineering, computer science, or other general sciences. (3) Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associate degree. Two full academic years of undergraduate credit hours determined by the college or university attended. (4) Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree. One full academic year of undergraduate; graduate; vocational; trades; or technical is the number of credit hours determined by the college, university or school to represent 1 year of full-time study. (5) Must be in good academic standing (GPA of 2.95 or higher).



A successful candidate must be enrolled as a full-time student as determined by the educational institution. All education beyond high school must be accredited by an accrediting body or organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Students must be in good academic standing (GPA of 2.95 or higher).

Conditions of Employment

Applications will only be accepted from United States Citizens and Nationals. If selected, you may be required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306), to determine your suitability for Federal employment.

The full list of conditions can be found on the USAJOBS posting:

We value our diverse, inclusive, and collaborative team members at the USPTO. We know the talents of each colleague enrich our vibrant workplace. The United States government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor.