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  • Applicants who need assistance submitting an application for employment to Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC, may contact us at 1.202.371.2600, or through our TTY line at 1.202.772.8948, or at recruiting2@skgf.com (legal positions) or employment@skgf.com (administrative positions).  It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities with advance notice of need. Sterne Kessler is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Professional Development Intern (Summer 2017)

    Would you like to intern in a Professional Development Department at a "Best Place to Work" law firm?

    Named for several years as a "great place" to work by The Washington Post and Washington Business Journal based on employee surveys, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. is a dynamic, team-oriented, and highly specialized intellectual property law firm located in the heart of Washington, DC.

    We are seeking a motivated and energetic self-starter to join our Professional Development Department as an intern. Candidates must have a positive and professional attitude, strong written and oral communication skills, be able to take initiative on various projects and work well in a team environment as well as independently. Candidates with experience working in a professional setting are preferred.

    The duties for this position vary and allow for a true hands-on experience as the intern will work in a small two-person department alongside experienced professionals. The rate for this internship is $12/hour.

    The ideal candidate will be able to work during the summer of 2017. If you are a team player with strong communication, interpersonal and multi-tasking skills, please apply for this internship opportunity with us!

    Candidates may apply here.

    Sterne Kessler is an equal opportunity employer.

    No third party submissions will be accepted for this position.

  • Legal Recruitment Intern (Summer 2017)

    Would you like to intern in a Legal Recruitment Department at a "Best Place to Work" law firm?

    Named for several years as a "great place" to work by The Washington Post and Washington Business Journal based on employee surveys, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. is a dynamic, team- oriented, and highly specialized intellectual property law firm located in the heart of Washington, DC. 

    We are seeking a motivated and energetic self-starter to join our Legal Recruitment Department as an intern.  Candidates must have a positive and professional attitude, strong academic credentials, be able to take the initiative on various projects and work well in a team environment as well as independently.  Candidates with experience working in a professional setting are preferred.

    The duties for this position vary and allow for a true hands-on experience as the intern will work in a small two-person department alongside experienced professionals.  The rate for this internship is $12/hour.

    The ideal candidate will be able to start in late April/early May and work up to 20 hours per week.  Please indicate your availability to work (i.e., days of the week and timeframe) in your cover letter.  If you are a team player with strong communication, interpersonal and multi-tasking skills, please apply for this internship opportunity with us! 

    Candidates may apply here.

    Sterne Kessler is an equal opportunity employer.

    No third party submissions will be accepted for this position.

  • Mechanical Group Patent Clerk

    Would you like to kick start your career in intellectual property law? Learn the ropes in a "best place to work" law firm in the heart of Washington, DC!

    Named for several years as a "great place" to work by The Washington Post and Washington Business Journal based on employee surveys, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. is a dynamic, team oriented, and highly specialized intellectual property law firm located in the heart of Washington, DC.

    We are seeking a patent clerk for our Mechanical Practice Group to work on projects for one of our top clients. Candidates with a four-year degree and strong academic credentials are preferred. Previous administrative or office experience is a plus, but not required as extensive training opportunities are provided by the firm. If you are a motivated team player who is capable of working effectively, efficiently, and productively with all levels of professional staff in an exciting workplace, please apply for this position with us! The ideal candidate will be able to start in May 2017.

    "We are exposed to the patent prosecution process as a whole which helps us to understand each element and how it plays into the big picture of the life cycle of a patent."
    -Second year patent clerk recently promoted to paralegal

    Click here to learn what other patent clerks and employees have to say about their positions, beginning a career in the legal industry, and working at Sterne Kessler.

    Primary responsibilities:

    • Assist lawyers and paralegals with the patent prosecution process – the drafting, filing, and negotiation of a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the patent to be granted.
    • Monitor the patent application process – correspond with the client and the USPTO, organize all correspondence regarding the clients' patent applications.

    Sterne Kessler offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits and is Metro accessible in a prime downtown location with many nearby restaurants and shops.

    Candidates may apply here.

    Sterne Kessler is an equal opportunity employer.

    No third party submissions will be accepted for this position. 

  • Technical Specialist

    Do you have a passion for excellence and enjoy working in an intellectually stimulating environment?  Sterne Kessler is currently recruiting top-notch scientists and engineers from industry and academia who are interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property law.  No experience in IP law needed!  We will teach you everything you need to know and will work closely with you to develop a customized career path for long-term professional growth and success.  Partner with over 170 talented professionals, 60 of whom hold PhDs and countless others with a Master's degree, who are committed to the highest level of excellence, yet value and maintain a collegial and team-oriented atmosphere. We seek out and hire individuals with diverse backgrounds and unique personal experiences. Our technical specialists assist in the worldwide procurement of patents in a variety of software, engineering, and scientific industries. Technical areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: biotechnology, chemistry, bio-medical engineering, electronics, engineering physics and mechanical systems.  If you thrive in an inclusive, supportive work culture and want to remain in the forefront of cutting edge technology, join the Sterne Kessler team as a technical specialist.  We look forward to hearing from you!

    Please Apply Here

  • Summer Associate

    Sterne Kessler's summer associate program is a primary source for our entry level attorney class each year.  Our goal is to discover talented individuals who have the potential for outstanding legal careers and who can deliver meaningful contributions to the firm, our clients and the community.  It is our priority to present challenging responsibilities and opportunities to our summer associates in a hardworking, yet relaxed atmosphere.  The program incorporates meaningful work assignments, midpoint and end-of-summer evaluations, workshops/trainings, and team structure, all designed to reflect what life is like for an attorney at Sterne Kessler. 

    While we work hard, we don't forget to have fun!  A variety of social events are planned each summer which include a welcome reception, crab feast, sporting events, dinner parties, and more.  Meeting and getting to know our attorneys on a personal level is an important part of your experience.  Our attorneys come from diverse backgrounds, each contributing to the firms' success.  These social activities provide an excellent opportunity for you to meet attorneys across all of our practice groups and for us to get to know you!

    Thank you for your interest in Sterne Kessler.  We look forward to hearing from you!

    Please Apply Here

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