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Graduate Intern, Legal - Intellectual Property

United States - California - Santa MonicaLegal & ComplianceIntern

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate individual to join our Summer Internship Program! As an intern at Kite, you’ll have the unique opportunity to learn about cell therapy from some of the brightest minds in biotech, while making a meaningful impact. We’re committed to developing early talent, and we welcome motivated individuals with a passion for transforming the way cancer is treated. The program also offers the opportunity for networking within Kite and Gilead, social events with fellow interns and Kite leadership, as well as career development trainings while providing competitive compensation and relocation assistance for eligible candidates.

The Role:

Kite is looking for a Legal Intern to work in a dynamic team environment.  The Intern will be working on lots of exciting projects, including updating a new web-based document management system, processing documents, and maintaining an electronic database relating to intellectual property matters.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Process documents, correspondence, and e-mail from global Patent and Trademark Offices, U.S. law firms, and foreign counsel
  • Draft formality documents and reporting letters for attorneys and clients
  • Search information and documents in the United States Patent and Trademark system
  • Update a web-based document management system and electronic database 
  • Prepare training resources for the use of IP portals and workflows
  • Locate and download legal documents and new legal publications
  • Review and summarize case law related to life science industry and set up a case law database
  • Submit electronic files to the online filing system of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Participate in other legal administrative-related duties, reports and special projects

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years or older
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without work authorization sponsorship now or in the future
  • Must be currently enrolled in a full-time graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. based university/college
  • Must have completed at least one year of study at an accredited university/college prior to internship commencing
  • Must be enrolled full-time in the Fall Semester at an accredited U.S. based university/college after the completion of the internship – with earliest graduation date of December 2023 or Spring/Summer 2024
  • Must be able to complete a 10-12 consecutive week internship between May and August
  • Must be able to relocate if necessary and work at the designated site for the duration of the internship
  • Must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and first booster shot 
  • Must not be employed at the time the internship starts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in graduate program with emphasis in legal studies; law student is preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to identify issues and seek solutions
  • Ability to prioritize daily tasks and have good attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in dynamic team setting
  • Good verbal, written, interpersonal and telephone communication skills
  • Efficient, organized, and able to handle short timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience and/or interest in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical or health-care industry