SpicyIP Internship Programme: Call for Applications

Have an interest in IP law? Love legal research and writing? And wish to work anytime, anywhere? Here’s a perfect opportunity for you. SpicyIP is launching an internship programme and inviting applications on a rolling basis for the same.

About the Internship Programme

The SpicyIP Internship Programme offers law students and graduates the chance to engage in meaningful research, writing and analysis in the field of IP and innovation law and policy. The interns will be required to provide high-quality research and writing assistance for various research papers, book projects, blog posts, public interest petitions, reports, advocacy campaigns and other initiatives undertaken by SpicyIP with the aim of fostering a more transparent, collaborative and productive IP/innovation ecosystem in India.


Any law student or law graduate is welcome to apply. Sex no bar, age no bar, caste no bar, ideology no bar! So long as you have a strong interest in IP law, are proficient in legal research and writing, and possess a keen mind willing to learn, this opportunity is for you!

Duration of Internship

The duration of the internship must be three (3) weeks at least. It can extend for as long as you wish, provided you work well.

Mode of Internship

Most of the internship tasks will be co-ordinated via phone calls and emails etc., so feel free to work from wherever you please. If you need some level of physical interaction as well, you could opt to do this out of Bangalore, where our Founder and Chief Mentor, Prof. Basheer is based.

Certificate & Stipend

The selected candidates will be awarded a certificate and paid a stipend (based on their performance during the internship period) upon successful completion of the internship.

How to apply?

Interested candidates are required to e-mail the following to [email protected] with “Application for Internship” in the subject line:

  • Cover letter stating the proposed dates for the internship;
  • Curriculum Vitae; and
  • Two (2) writing samples (published or unpublished).

The shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a research assignment and the final selection will be made based on their performance in the assignment. We may also conduct a telephonic or Skype interview of the shortlisted candidates before making the final selection.

Terms & Conditions

  • If a selected candidate is found to not diligently fulfill his/her obligations at any time during the internship period, we reserve the right to terminate the internship.
  • If the internship is so terminated, the candidate will not be provided with the certificate and stipend.

If there are any questions, please send them across to us. We look forward to receiving your applications!

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