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

Our internship 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 offer a number of places each year in our Chemistry, Biotechnology and Engineering & Tech practice groups, with a competitive salary plus a contribution towards travel and accommodation costs.


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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 to our Biotechnology and Chemistry summer 2022 programme are now closed. We are still accepting applications to our Engineering & Technology programme, with a closing date of 15th April 2022.

To view all of our current opportunities, please click here.

“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