The U.S. Copyright Office is now receiving applications for the Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program, an 18- to 24-month paid fellowship designed for attorneys in the early stages of their career with a dedicated interest in copyright law (GS levels ranging from 11 to 14). Basically, this is our version of DOJ Honors.
Ringer Fellows work closely with senior attorneys and others in the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of Policy and International Affairs, the Office of the Register, and/or the Registration Program on a range of copyright-related law and policy matters. These units interpret the Copyright Act and advise Congress, executive branch agencies, and others on domestic and international policy matters. In addition, Ringers support work on critical projects and priorities of the Register of Copyrights, including legislative and policy initiatives, operational enhancements, and public outreach efforts. This past year, for example, the outgoing class of Ringer Fellows each were listed on the cover of the government’s Supreme Court brief in a major copyright case.
Applications are due September 15, 2017, for the 2018-2020 term. Additional details about the Ringer Fellowship, including the application process, can be found at https://www.copyright.gov/about/special-programs/ringer.html.