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Intern - Legal/Intellectual Property

🚀 Summer Internship

San Mateo

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  • Seeking a dedicated, detail-oriented law student with excellent academic credentials, strong research and writing skills, and a passion for intellectual property rights and innovation policy. Must be a self-starter, technologically savvy, and able to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • The intern will support intellectual property legal matters, patent discovery process, portfolio management, legal research, policy review, and special projects at Rakuten Advertising.

Summer Internship

LegalSan Mateo


Rakuten’s summer intern program is a 2-month summer experience that will provide you with an opportunity to gain exposure to different areas of law in an in-house environment and gain in-depth knowledge about Rakuten’s business and culture. You will enjoy meeting with organizational leaders during lunch and learns, network with your fellow intern colleagues at various social events, and present your hard work to Rakuten’s executives and management. You will be exposed to our culture and values as we develop your basic understanding and foundation for future growth and responsibility. During the summer you will develop an understanding of what it takes to run a medium size legal organization from inside a corporation.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Excellent academic credentials
  • Must be looking to expand your knowledge and use skills you are developing in law school
  • Ability to research legal and business issues and learn new concepts quickly
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Must be a critical thinker who is resourceful and can problem-solve
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate (written and verbally) effectively at all levels
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented
  • Significant experience using Microsoft Office
  • Technologically savvy and able to learn new technologies easily
  • Currently a full-time law student entering their 3L year fall 2024 pursuing a J.D. degree at an ABA accredited U.S. law school or pursuing an LL.M. in Intellectual Property at an ABA accredited U.S. law school
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering or equivalent
  • Able to complete a 6-8 week internship beginning in May or June 2024
  • Strong interest in intellectual property rights and innovation policy
  • Possess strong research and writing skills, preferably with knowledge of legal research and writing
  • Involvement in your law school outside of required activities (e.g., moot court, independent research with a professor, clubs, clinics, pro-bono volunteer, etc.)

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Support on intellectual property legal matters with opportunities to work with various other Rakuten business units as well.
  • Support patent discovery process, including review of invention descriptions, inventor interviews, and coordinating with external patent counsel.
  • Managing intellectual property portfolio: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and domains.
  • Performing substantive legal research relating to emerging legal and regulatory issues, with a focus on intellectual property matters.
  • Reviewing and evaluating company policies.
  • Assisting with special projects and initiatives.


Work type

Full time

Work mode



San Mateo