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2025 U.S. Summer Program – 2L Candidates (Intellectual Property & Technology)

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DLA Piper

29d ago

🚀 Summer Internship

San Francisco +10

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  • Effective communication, timely and accurate work, meeting deadlines, fostering positive relationships, complying with policies, engaging in both physical and sedentary activities, and willingness to perform all assigned duties.
  • Summer associates in the IPT group at DLA Piper will work on trials, appeals, and counseling, while also engaging in pro bono opportunities. They will receive tailored training, feedback, and support from a dedicated team, and have the chance to network at social events. This 10-week program offers a glimpse into the life as a junior associate at the firm.

Summer Internship

LegalSan Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Washington, DC, Seattle, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, Palo Alto


  • DLA Piper’s Intellectual Property and Technology group is seeking exceptional law students to join the 2025 summer program. We are seeking candidates with an entrepreneurial mindset, who are motivated to build their legal skills and gain insight into client needs.  We value innovators and creative thinkers. If you thrive on challenge and value teamwork, we want to hear from you. 
  • Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated interest in intellectual property and a background or education in science
  • Please apply online and include a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and law school transcript.  Please indicate your preferred DLA Piper office location in your cover letter. 
  • If you have a request for an accommodation during the application process or if you have any questions, please contact the law school recruiting team. Candidates must apply directly online rather than sending application materials by email.
  • No immigration sponsorship is available for this position.


  • While the specific job requirements of a DLA Piper position may vary depending upon scope of the job and area of specialty, there are certain universal requirements that are expected of all DLA Piper employees, which include but are not limited to:
  • Effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with clients, lawyers, business professionals, and third parties;
  • Produce deliverables, answer phone calls, and reply to correspondence in an efficient and responsive manner;
  • Provide timely, accurate, and quality work product;
  • Successfully meet deadlines, expectations, and perform work duties as required;
  • Foster positive work relationships;
  • Comply with all firm policies and practices;
  • Engage in both physical and sedentary activity, such as (a) working at a computer for extended periods of time, including on-screen reading and typing; (b) participating in digital/virtual conference calls; (c) participating in meetings as needed;
  • Perform all other duties, tasks or projects as assigned.

Area of Responsibilities



  • As a summer associate in our IPT group, you will receive a tailored experience working on trials, appeals, and related counseling along with pro bono opportunities. Our in-depth training focuses on your development and helps prepare you for the future. You will be assigned a team who will provide support and offer feedback, and you will be able to build your network through social events. Our 10-week program provides insight to what life is like as a junior associate at DLA Piper.


Work type

Full time

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San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Washington, DC, Seattle, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, Palo Alto