Intern, Intellectual Property Protection and Security

Position Summary:
The IPPS Intern will assist with various projects in support of ESA’s efforts to protect its members’ games and devices from infringement.  Projects will focus on research and online enforcement. These projects will provide the intern with valuable insight into the video game industry and a wide variety of legal issues pertaining to intellectual property enforcement and game security issues. The intern will work closely with an advisor to aid in law enforcement case support, online monitoring and enforcement. Duties are substantive and require close attention to detail and the ability to prioritize tasks.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Draft legal notices to seek the removal of infringing content from websites.
  • Monitor, collect and record data on online video game infringement.
  • Review forensic evidence and participate in auditing vendor performance.
  • Research cutting edge intellectual property and cybersecurity issues.
  • Prepare memoranda and summaries on legal topics as requested.
  • Participate in external meetings and industry events when feasible.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with Internet and legal research.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Access to a computer and internet. (This position is remote.)

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Candidates who are knowledgeable/passionate about intellectual property and the videogame industry.
  • General understanding of how the U.S. legal system works.

How To Apply:
If you are passionate about the video game industry and believe you meet the requirements, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]  

ESA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

About the ESA:

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) serves as the voice and advocate for the U.S. video game industry. Its members are the innovators, creators, publishers and business leaders that are reimagining entertainment and transforming how we interact, learn, connect and play. The ESA works to expand and protect the dynamic marketplace for video games through innovative and engaging initiatives that showcase the positive impact of video games on people, culture and the economy. For more information, visit the ESA’s website or follow the ESA on Twitter @theESA.