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Internship at the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (London), summer 2015

The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is offering another two-week internship to be taken sometime between Monday 22 June and Friday 17 July, 2015.

The ALCS is a collecting society representing the interests of authors in the UK. It administers the literary copyright of its members and collects royalties due to them for secondary uses of their work (photocopying, cable retransmission in the UK and overseas, digital reproduction and educational recording).

The internship is paid, and the successful applicant will receive £10 per hour and is expected to work 35-40 hrs per week.

The types of tasks that the intern will be expected to carry out include: research, report writing, observing at meetings (where possible), helping out with day-to-day CMOs operations (e.g. members’ queries, data processing, etc).

This internship is aimed at individuals with a strong interest in Intellectual Property Law, particularly Copyright Law. Students interested in applying should send the following to Dr Mark Hyland (by e-mail only: no later than Monday 6th April:

  • An up-to-date CV (2 pages max). Please ensure that all your academic grades (including A-Levels) and your mobile phone number are contained in your CV
  • A one page letter of motivation explaining why you wish to do an internship at the ALCS
  • A short essay (between 1000 and 1500 words long, titled ‘Current Challenges Facing Collecting Societies in the EU’).

Please ensure that the following message appears in the subject line: ‘ALCS internship – 2015’.  

For further information about the ALCS, please consult its website:     

Publication date: 17 March 2015