Law Students

1L IP Legal Intern Program

Together with Abbott, the Baker Botts IP Legal Intern program will provide a talented first-year law student the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a large, global law firm and in the legal department of one of the top medical device and healthcare companies. The IP Legal Intern will spend one week in either the Baker Botts New York or San Francisco office, and then four weeks with Abbott in Alameda, CA. During their time with Baker Botts, students will participate in training and development programs designed to help prepare them for their time with Abbott. Students will receive a $15,000 stipend and all travel expenses incurred during the week at Baker Botts will be covered.

A global law firm with a distinguished heritage, Baker Botts is a leader in the field of Intellectual Property law. With over 200 lawyers and patent professionals — who together hold 240 technical degrees — Baker Botts’ Intellectual Property legal team offers the strength and depth needed to provide sophisticated advice and counseling on a truly international scale. At Baker Botts, we are committed to the recruitment, retention, and development of exceptional attorneys and law students. We recognize the value of diverse perspectives and the integral role they play in the continued growth and success of our firm. 

Application Materials

  • Complete Online Application (opening November 2024)
  • Resume
  • Official Undergraduate Transcript (an unofficial transcript may be submitted until an official transcript can be provided)
  • Official Law School Transcript (an unofficial transcript may be submitted until an official transcript can be provided)
  • Personal Statement: Please discuss your commitment to promoting diversity in the legal profession or obstacles you have overcome in pursuing a legal career (500 words or less)

Selection Criteria

  • Academic Achievement
  • Demonstrated Leadership Attributes
  • Interest in pursuing a long-term career in Intellectual Property Law
  • Technical Background or Experience, Including a Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biology, or Physics
  • Patent Bar Eligibility

Baker Botts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, this opportunity is open to all first-year law students currently enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2026, regardless of race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

Questions? Please reach out to [email protected]