We at Yara are part of a global network, collaborating to profitably solve some of the world's key challenges - resource scarcity, food insecurity and environmental change.

Yara Summer Internship - Patents

About the Unit

Yara International ASA, founded in 1905 to solve an emerging famine in Europe, is a global company operating in 160 countries, specializing in crop nutrition and environmental solutions.

Today Yara offers a world of opportunity for you to help us fulfill our mission of responsibly feeding the world and protecting the planet.

Yara is opening up for summer internships in 2018 and is looking for new enthusiastic talents to join some of our exciting projects. One student will be given the opportunity to spend 6-8 weeks within our Patent Team. The main responsibilities of the Patent Team include drafting and filing patent applications, competitive patent intelligence, and ensuring freedom-to-operate for Yara’s commercial operations. 


As a summer intern in Yara Patents, you will be given the opportunity to see how an industrial patent team is organized and how a company’s innovations are protected. The particular project the summer intern will work on will involve conducting research on the patent landscape within at least one technology area and preparing reports that can be used to identify trends, threats, gaps and opportunities. An oral presentation of the work conducted and of the related conclusions will also be held at the end of the internship.


  • Student with 1-2 years left of their study
  • Chemistry or engineering background
  • Fluency in English, other languages an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills, experience in giving presentations/training to large and small audiences
  • Confident, proactive, self-starter
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Demonstrates judgment with handling confidential information
  • An interest in intellectual property and patents
  • An interest in searching and analyzing documents

Additional Information

The position is based at our headquarters in Oslo, and the summer intern will support the Oslo-based members as well as remotely support the Brussels-based members of the Patent Team.

When applying for this internship, please provide us your motivation in a cover letter, explaining why you believe Patents are an important part of the business. Please highlight your motivation for applying for this role and let us know how you will be able to contribute.

Our global business requires cultural awareness and understanding, and we are firmly committed to promoting a diverse, inclusive, and productive working environment that is defined by mutual respect.