The OVPGC offers two legal internship positions for current law students during the fall, spring, and summer. Generally, these positions are filled by students who are entering or who are in their third year of law school. Postings for these positions are listed on Symplicity when they are available.
Interns at the OVPGC are exposed to a variety of legal topics, including:
- Academic & Student Affairs
- Copyright & Intellectual Property
- Data Privacy & Security
- First Amendment
- Indiana Access to Public Records Act (APRA)
- International Programs
- Labor & Employment
Interns have the opportunity to conduct legal research, draft legal memoranda, and assist in drafting responses to agency complaints. This work gives interns hands-on experience with the legal issues that affect the University on a daily basis. Further, interns work directly with all members of the OVPGC in a collaborative and congenial environment, allowing them to truly become part of the OVPGC team.
Past OVPGC interns have gone on to work in various areas of the law and in diverse settings, including: clerking for the 9th Circuit; clerking for the Illinois Appellate Court; Ernst & Young; Norvell IP; Latham & Watkins; and Fidelity. Two past interns are still currently with the office as an Assistant General Counsel and a Law Fellow, respectively.