The internship will accelerate your understanding of the IP profession and provide an insight into working as a patent attorney at Carpmaels & Ransford.

Taking place at our office in central London, the two-week programme includes seminars, case studies and work shadowing. You will be involved in client meetings and have the opportunity to contribute towards active cases. It’s also a chance to experience the social side of the firm and meet a wide range of people, from trainees to partners, as well as our business services teams.

We typically offer up to sixteen places each year in our Chemistry & Materials, Engineering & Tech and Life Sciences practice groups.

We offer a competitive salary as well as a contribution towards travel expenses.

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What to expect

Our structured programme includes:

  • Induction sessions
  • Tutorials on various IP topics
  • Mock hearings
  • Work shadowing and time with an allocated buddy
  • Case analysis exercises
  • Meetings and briefings with partners in your technical area
  • Social events and activities

The application process

Applications for our summer 2021 internship will open in January 2021.

Preference will be given to applicants who are in their penultimate year of study or research.

“Very well organised, and it was clear that everyone involved with the programme was not only very good at their job, but very enthusiastic too. The spirit of the firm shone through, which is testament to the excellent collaborative community at Carpmaels.”

James, internship participant 2020

“From my experience of the internship, I am certain that I want to pursue a career as a patent attorney. I particularly enjoyed the problem-solving aspect of the profession. Everyone from the firm was extremely friendly and welcoming, and even through a virtual environment, I could tell that Carpmaels is somewhere I would be very happy to work.”

Sarah, internship participant 2020

“The effort put in by the firm to make this happen against all odds is indicative of a firm who cares about inspiring the next generation of Patent Attorneys.”

Alberto, internship participant 2020