Paralegal Intern-Intellectual Property

United States-Morristown-NJ


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About Capsugel

Capsugel is the recognized world leader in the manufacture and sale of two-piece gelatin and HPMC capsules for the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries.

Colleagues who join our team are exposed to excellent opportunities for future growth in a diverse market, where they are best positioned for personal and professional growth. Our colleagues have the opportunity to work on global projects, with access to diverse cultures and operations. In addition to a competitive, performance-based compensation and benefits program, we offer interesting and challenging jobs in a dynamic and safe environment

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Job Description

We have an exciting, unique opportunity for an internship in our Legal Department located in Morristown, NJ.  In this role you will interact with the Legal Team including senior executives and attorney leads spanning the Legal Department.  Become part of a talented team, building real-life experience and business skills while gaining exposure to the dynamic pharmaceutical industry.  The Intellectual Property Internwill support on-going projects in alignment with the 2013 Legal Department objectives.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about his /her work, will enjoy working closely with other members of the organization to contribute to the success of Capsugel, will utilize technology resources productively, and will be able to work on a wide range of tasks. 

2013 initiatives include, but are not limited to:

  • Review of freedom to operate (FTO) and patentability searches in support of Research and Development and Legal/intellectual property matters
  • Update of management documents and summaries of intellectual property holdings (such as legal assignments, patents, and trademarks)
  • Review of related technical literature, patents, patent applications and other publications as interest/ability dictates 


Qualified candidates must have the following skills and attributes: 

  • Must be a minimum of a rising junior studying Law, preferable concentration in Intellectual Property.
  • A thinker with solid analytical skills, high-energy, and can-do attitude
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Must have excellent communication skills both verbally and written and a strong command of the English language.
  • Ability to work independently and coordinate projects
  • Ability to handle multiple demands and priorities simultaneously and take responsibilities seriously
  • Excellent presentation and prioritization skills; some experience presenting to senior leaders (or professors)
  • High level of professionalism to interact with internal clients and external parties
  • Must have a high level of proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in dealing with confidential matters
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Local candidates preferred (<1 hour commute)   

This is a paid 10 week internship.  It is expected that the candidate would work full time from beginning May 29th. 

If you meet the above referenced qualifications, please apply online via the Careers page on our corporate website.

Capsugel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce EOE/AA/ M/F/D/V