Supervised Externships - Fall, Spring, Summer

Through this program, students have undertaken externships in such varied places as the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Communications Commission, Capitol Hill, the Nature Conservancy, the Recording Industry of America, a variety of federal and state courts, the Alexandria Commonwealth Attorney's Office, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Legal Services offices across the country, and more. Students secure these unpaid internships on their own in a variety of ways, including through the job posting information available in CAAS and networking. This pass/fail program is offered year round, and students may earn 2 out-of-class credits for 120 hours of field work completed over the course of a semester or 3 out-of-class credits for 180 hours of field work.  During the semester of the externship, students in the Fall or Spring program must attend two out of four classroom tutorials; Summer program students must attend one out of two classroom tutorials. Students in out-of-town summer externships must have an additional consultation with the externship professor in lieu of tutorial attendance.  Students may register for this program after having their internship and field supervisor approved by the course instructor.  For more information about the responsibilities of students and field supervisors, see Career Development: Supervised Externship Program—Fall, Spring & Summer.