Various departments within the U.S. Copyright Office will have opportunities to support existing projects. Applications received will be considered for all currently available opportunities.
There are no available college internship opportunities at this time. Please check back soon, as this page is updated frequently.
Copyright Royalty Board Digitization Internship
The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) is an administrative tribunal, functioning much like a court, which sets royalty rates and terms of payment for use of works under compulsory licenses, and distributes royalty fees deposited with the United States Copyright Office.
The CRB seeks college student volunteers to help make the CRB's historical records accessible in its online filing and case management system. This internship will support the CRB digitization efforts converting paper-based documents to a digital format. Students selected for this internship will organize, code, and scan CRB paper filings and other legal documents; review digital images for technical correctness of content and format; identify legal documents due for disposal according to the office file plan; and project-related administrative duties.Eligibility and Appointment
CRB Digitization Internship Application and Selection Process
Law Clerk Program
The Copyright Office sponsors legal internships for talented law students with an interest in copyright law and policy through the Copyright Office Law Clerk Program (Law Clerk Program). Law Clerks gain valuable experience and insight working with Office attorneys on copyright-related issues that arise within the Office, before Congress, and in the courts. Law Clerks are instrumental in helping to prepare Copyright Office reports for Congress and may assist with the Office’s international work. Although Law Clerks are not paid, they often arrange to receive academic credit through their law school for their work at the Copyright Office. Additionally, in some cases, Law Clerks are able to obtain stipend support through public interest grant programs and the like.Eligibility and Appointment
Law Clerk Application and Selection Process
Historical Public Records
The Office of Copyright Records (CR) seeks a college student volunteer to help make the Office’s historical records easily available to future generations. CR is responsible for preserving, maintaining, and servicing copyright-related records in physical and digital formats.
Students selected for this internship will assist with the digitization of paper-based public records including the Copyright Card Catalog and Record Books. Their role in this project will consist of assisting with inventorying and preparing records for digitization and online access; digitization activities; researching data capture tools, search options, and indexing tools; metrics development; digital archiving; and process drafting for maintenance of historic records.Eligibility and Appointment
Historical Public Records Internship Application and Selection Process
The Product Management Division directs and coordinates all modernization activities on behalf of the U.S. Copyright Office, including resources, communications, stakeholder engagement, and business project management. It ensures that modernization activities are continuously aligned with the Office’s and the Library of Congress’s strategic goals, and collaborates with the Office and the Library to drive modernization efforts. It provides project management, data management/analytics, and business analysis. It also serves as the primary liaison with the Library of Congress’s Office and Chief Information Officer (“OCIO”) and serves in a leadership function on the Office's Modernization Governance Board.
This internship provides invaluable knowledge and work experience through a variety of tasks that support the product management lifecycle for business products used throughout the entire Copyright Office. Interns will have an opportunity to work on special projects or supplement PMD staff assignments with a focus on product management, data management, process and business analysis, and communication.Eligibility and Appointment
Product Management Application and Selection Process