USCO Hiring Policies

The Copyright Office does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Under applicable law, paid positions at the Copyright Office are ordinarily limited to U.S. citizens. Law Clerks are not required to be U.S. citizens, but must be lawful residents of the United States or hold appropriate visas. The special programs for lawyers and law students are intended to supplement the usual process for posting and filling Copyright Office attorney positions. In any particular year, the Office's consideration or appointment of any one or more individuals in connection with these programs is contingent upon Office staffing and funding considerations, as well as interest from appropriately qualified candidates.

To learn about other possible job openings for attorneys at the Copyright Office, please consult the Library of Congress Opportunities website.

If you have questions or require additional information, please contact the Copyright Office at or 202-707-8350.