Our student programs follow 4 steps:
EDUCATE & GROW INTEREST through the various courses from the Center’s education program
GAIN EXPERIENCE with the Center’s team and their interdisciplinary peers to develop entry-level research skills
ENGAGE with industry, law enforcement, & academic partners at outreach events
BUILD REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE in a brand, law firm, government agency, or other companies
APPLY KNOWLEDGE learned and gain practical experience in the field
INTERACT with practitioners in the workplace
NURTURE through continued mentorship by A-CAPP Center team
EXPAND experience in research and outreach with focus on student’s interests
CONNECT with private and public sectors through research and outreach
HIT THE GROUND RUNNING in a brand, law firm, government agency, or other companies
START CAREER with connections
RE-ENGAGE with the A-CAPP Center team and partners
Check out what our Matthew R. Maher Scholars have
been working on!
Our students have graduated and went on to become brand protection specialists, anti-counterfeiting technology specialists, intellectual property lawyers, academics, security analysts and much more!
The Center accepts applications throughout the year for its semester based positions. All first time students must apply for either an undergrad/grad internship or law student internship/externship, which are unpaid. Graduate/undergraduate and law students who have worked at least one semester are eligible to apply for the paid Research Assistant position. Apply for a law extern, graduate intern, undergraduate intern, or research assistant through Handshake. We also have a paid fall joint internship with MSU University Licensing working with game day enforcement efforts of MSU merchandise.