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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. 

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