Student Opportunities with PIJIP
Student volunteers, Dean’s Fellows and Research Assistants regularly engage in PIJIP
research, advocacy and event planning projects. Participating in PIJIP projects is an
excellent way to meet leaders in the field and gain exposure to cutting-edge IP and
information justice issues. Students have assisted PIJIP file amicus briefs in Federal trial and
appellate courts, prepare presentations to the United Nations and national and international
conferences and plan events attended by scholars and leaders from across the globe.
Dean’s Fellows are employed for a minimum of 10 hours a week (20 hours preferred) for
one semester and assist the Associate Director with a full range of research, advocacy and
event planning responsibilities. Dean’s Fellow applications are normally due within the first
4 weeks of each semester.
Research Assistants are hired by PIJIP on a project basis depending on grant support and
client needs. Research Assistant applications are accepted on a rolling basis, regardless of
whether there is an immediate need, and applicants are contacted as funding becomes
available for specific projects.
Volunteers are accepted for some research and event planning projects that can use 1Ls or
other students with limited blocks of time availability. Applications for volunteers are
accepted at any time on a rolling basis.
To apply for a Dean’s Fellow, Research Assistant or volunteer position, send a resume and
a statement of interests and available hours to PIJIP Associate Director Sean Flynn,
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Students interested in attending PIJIP events and otherwise participating in PIJIP activities
should send their name, email address and date of graduation to Sarah Bennett,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Notices of available research projects, upcoming events and
other PIJIP news will be sent to this list and posted at wcl.american.edu/pijip