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Diversity in Technology & IP Law Scholarship & Internship

A unique opportunity for incoming Gonzaga Law students, the Diversity in Technology and IP Law Scholarship and Internship includes an immersive multi-week program at eBay headquarters in San Jose, CA and a hands-on internship with SBMC in Spokane, WA.

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eBay and SBMC Intellectual Property Law are committed to improving efforts in diversity and inclusion by providing opportunities for diverse law school interns interested in technology and IP law. This exciting new program features financial support for a law student(s) in the form of direct scholarship aid from Gonzaga Law and a one-time $10,000 stipend for a law student(s) to complete a summer internship at both eBay and SBMC. For the eBay portion of the internship, the student will travel to San Jose for a multi-week immersive experience at eBay headquarters, and for the SBMC portion, the student will work in the SBMC office located in downtown Spokane.

To be considered, applicants must:

  • Come from a diverse or underserved background, including gender
  • Have availability to serve as an intern at SBMC (in Spokane, WA) and eBay (in San Jose, CA) in the summer between the first and second years in law school
  • Maintain good standing at Gonzaga Law School
  • Have a bachelor's degree in the hard sciences in any of the following areas
    • Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering,  Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry
    • Any other training that qualifies the individual to sit for the patent bar, which can be found here (page 4).

To apply, applicants must:

  • Apply to Gonzaga Law School as an incoming student
  • Send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Susan Lee, Director of Admissions
    • Cover letter should address why the student is interested in the scholarship and/or why the student is interested in IP
  • Submit all materials by Friday, April 26, 2019

Note: By applying for this scholarship, applicants grant permission for representatives at eBay and the law firm SBMC to review Gonzaga Law application materials including resume and cover letter. Gonzaga Law reserves the right to award earnings to a student who most meets the established criteria. Please contact Admissions for more information on the selection process.