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Other internships

We sometimes offer internships to:

  • students who have completed at least two years (= four semesters) of their studies at a university or equivalent higher education establishment
  • recent university graduates

Interns work as part of a team under the supervision of an experienced tutor with a view to:

  • learning about the department's activities
  • building on the knowledge they acquired during their studies
  • familiarising themselves with various aspects of the European patent system
  • gaining first-hand experience of working in an international organisation

Current availability
We have the following vacancy in Munich:

> Internship in a legal field as a part of your Rechtsreferendarzeit (period of practical training between first and second state examination for law students in Germany)

Applicants must:

  • either be enrolled at a university or equivalent establishment of higher education and have completed at least two years (= four semesters) of their studies 
  • or have graduated no more than two years prior to the starting date of the internship
  • have a very good knowledge of one of the EPO's official languages (English, French and German) and a good knowledge of one of the others
  • be a national of one of the EPO member states
  • Candidates are required to be in possession of a valid passport or national identity card and produce a certificate of good conduct from their country of residence, issued in the three months leading up to the start of their internship. All candidates are required to complete a security declaration and personal history form.