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Global Intellectual Property (IP) Intern 

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About the Organization
AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune, oncology, infection and neuroscience diseases. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. For more information please visit .  

At AstraZeneca, we turn ideas into life-changing medicines. We're focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big, and working together as a global team to bring novel treatments into the hands of patients.

Combine science and law!Working with business partners across our broad and innovative pipeline, the Global IP group fuses our legal acumen and scientific knowledge as global business IP advisors to bring transformative medicines to those who need it most.

Diversity and Inclusion: We value diversity of all kinds, and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of all different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. Individuals from non-traditional backgrounds and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Our Global IP Internship is designed for forward-thinking current 1L and 2L law students passionate about the intersection of law and science. As a Global IP summer intern, you will partner with experienced patent attorneys to develop the skills, knowledge, and connections that will set you up for success as a patent practitioner in the pharmaceutical industry. Youll learn how to craft strategies for the filing, prosecution, maintenance, and defense of patents against third-party challenges. You may also work on business development deals or present on emerging legal and pharma developments to help set and implement global IP strategy.

This 10-week paid summer internship will provide you with valuable work experience and the chance to gain great insights into our business.

Position Requirements

What we’re looking for:

  • Current 1L or 2L students
  • Strong interest in patent law
  • Adaptable and versatile learner
  • Scientific background (Life Sciences preferred)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Eligibility to work in the U.S.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Location Gaithersburg, MD  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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