Our Easter Internship, taking place in the week including 11th April 2023, is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students - if you are graduating in 2023 or later, please read to find out more.

A rarity amongst IP firms, we offer a patent internship which will provide you with real insight into life as a patent attorney. This opportunity will give you a strong foundation of understanding and knowledge to embark on the next steps of your future career. Like others that have attended our successful internship in previous years, you may subsequently receive an offer to join D Young & Co as a future Trainee Patent Attorney!

Within our electronics, engineering and IT sector, every year we look for a number of enthusiastic and focused candidates to spend time with our team for three days during the Easter vacation.

If you are graduating in 2024 or later, following the Easter Internship you may be invited back to attend our extended summer internship. We look to invite a small number of candidates, who have demonstrated excellence during the Internship, to return to work with us during the summer vacation. Interns who show the qualities and attributes that we value may subsequently be offered a position to train towards professional qualification as a patent attorney.

If you are graduating in 2023 and looking to start your career following this, do still apply for our Easter Internship. You may be invited to attend an assessment day for a Technical Assistant position starting in 2023.

What you will enjoy

  • The opportunity to gain invaluable experience and knowledge of what could be your future career.
  • Obtaining real insight into intellectual property law by working with our team, including partners.
  • Understanding the career advantages that you will have within our firm.

What you will need

  • To be a motivated electronics, engineering, physics or computer science undergraduate or post graduate.
  • A desire to gain a real perspective of what life as a patent attorney involves.

Our Easter Patent Internship will take place in the week including 11 April 2023, dates to be confirmed. Applications must be received by Sunday 29 January 2023.

All travel expenses and accommodation (if required) will be paid for by the firm.

To apply
Please send a cover letter and CV by Sunday 29 January 2023 to recruitment@dyoung.com. In your cover letter please include the following (in no more than two sentences): “In a first sentence, explain the most important structural differences between a carabiner and a belt buckle. In a second sentence, explain the significance and major effect of those differences."
recruitment@dyoung.com +44 (0)20 7269 8550