Department: Department Of Commerce
Agency: Patent and Trademark Office
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Applications will be accepted from all United States Citizens and Nationals.This position is part of the Pathways Program and is open to students who are currently enrolled or accepted as a senior and pursing a bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited engineering school or university. Preferred fields of academic study: Biomedical, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.
Yearning for a job that harnesses the power of innovation, yet provides work/life balance? Look no further! As a Patent Examiner Student Trainee with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), you'll be working with the largest Intellectual Property Rights entity in the nation. You'll be supporting economic growth and positioning America as one of the world's top innovators. You'll gain on the job experience, training and mentorship.
USPTO ENCOURAGES VETERANS TO APPLY
The USPTO is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals to join our Veterans Internship Program (VIP). As an Intern, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable on the job training and experience related to the patent examining career field while pursuing your education. You will be placed in one of the following specialties: Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
A written agreement is required between the USPTO and student. After successfully completing your education and meeting USPTO work requirements, you may be converted to a permanent Patent Examiner position. The conversion is not guaranteed and is based on the needs of the USPTO.
Candidates selected for the Veteran Internship Program (VIP), for the Patent Examiner Student Trainee positions will be hired under the Pathways Internship Program. The Pathways Internship Program replaces the former Student Temporary Employment Promgram (STEP) and Student Career Experience Program (SCEP).
- Must be a United States citizen or national
- Must be a senior graduating between May through December 2014
- Must have at least a 2.95 GPA
- Must be seeking a Bachelor's degree in engineering
- Must pass and maintain a background investigation