Applications for the Abbott-McAndrews Diversity Internship have closed for the 2024 year.  For the year 2025, we will open the applications in Fall of 2024.

The Abbott-McAndrews Diversity Internship will be awarded to a 1L law student having a life sciences or engineering background, an interest in practicing law in Chicago, and a commitment to meaningfully contributing to diversity and inclusion in the field of intellectual property law. The recipient will serve as a paid summer intern at Abbott for four weeks and as a paid summer associate at McAndrews for six to eight weeks (based on the intern’s availability). While at Abbott, the recipient will have the opportunity to learn the business side of intellectual property law. He or she will be exposed to the perspectives and opportunities of working as an in-house attorney at Abbott, and to networking opportunities within the company. While at McAndrews, the recipient will gain valuable experience in areas such as patent and trademark litigation in federal district courts, administrative tribunals, and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals; patent and trademark prosecution; due diligence; licensing; and intellectual property transactions. To facilitate the individual’s professional growth and learning, senior-level attorneys at both Abbott and McAndrews will serve as mentors to the recipient. The recipient will also be eligible to receive an offer to return to McAndrews for the firm’s 2L summer associate experience.

McAndrews is an equal opportunity employer and does not make employment decisions, including but not limited to this internship, based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability status, age, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.


Please direct all other inquiries to:

Human Resources
(312) 775.8192