The USPTO is maintaining its 8-week summer student internship program and is accepting applications now. The position is likely unpaid and does not provide housing or food. However, many law schools will offer credit to students for completing the internship. The Office of Patent Legal Administration (OPLA) and the central reexamination unit will both be working with summer interns.
To apply for the Summer Volunteer Program (SVP), send a cover letter, resume and transcripts via e-mail to Recruitment@uspto.gov with the subject line “Student Employment: Summer Volunteer Program.”