Public Interest and Externship Placement

Among the many advantages of studying law in Washington, D.C., is the opportunity to integrate practical experience with the theory of the classroom. At WCL, students find innumerable opportunities to gain valuable on-the-job experience by participating in our Supervised Externship Program. This program enables students to explore various career options and other facets of becoming a lawyer, providing direction and insight for their postgraduate legal careers. The fieldwork experience is enhanced by the close supervision from WCL faculty members through externship seminars.

Students who receive academic credit for their unpaid legal work are engaged in externships. To receive academic credit, students must commit to working between 140 to 280 hours over the course of the semester. The organizations and government agencies below offer public internest and externship placement:

ACLU-Privacy Project
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Contact: Chris Hansen
Phone: 212-549-2606
Fax: 212-549-2651
E-mail: chansen@aclu.org
Website

Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies
700 North Fairfax Street, Suite 601
Alexandria, VA 22314
Contact: Bree Dietrich
Phone: 703-535-8101 ext. 106
Fax: 703-535-8105
E-mail: bdietrich@aarcroyalties.com
Website

American Association for the Advancement of Science: Science and Human Rights Program
1200 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
Contact: Rebecca Carlson
E-mail: srhrl@aaas.org
Website

American Association of University Professors: Legal Office
1133 19th St. NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C.  20036
E-mail: legal.dept@aaup.org
Website

American Library Association
1615 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, First Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Contact: Mary Pullen
Email: mpullen@ala.org
Website

American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists
7272 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Email: students@ashp.org
Website

Arnold and Porter LLP
555 Twelfth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Email: recruitingdcnv@aporter.com
Website

Association of Research Libraries
21 DuPont Circle NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
Contact: Prue Adler, Associate Executive Director
Phone: 202-296-2296
E-mail: prue@arl.org
Website

Broadcasting Board of Governors
330 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20237
Email: OHR@bbg.gov
Website

Center for Democracy and Technology
1634 Eye Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20006
Email: interns@cdt.org
Website

Center for New technology Enterprise
4061 Powder Mill Rd., Suite 320
Calverton, MD 20705
Email: apply@newtechenterprise.org
Website

Communications Workers of America, Industrial Division
Legal Department
8th Floor, 501 3rd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Website

District of Columbia Public Library- Office of the General Counsel
901 G Street NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20001
Contact: Grace Perry-Gaiter, General Counsel
Phone: 202-727-1134
Fax: 202-727-1129
E-mail: grace.perry-gaiter2@dc.gov
Website

Federal Circuit Bar Association
1620 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-466-3923
Fax: 202-833-1061
Website

Federal Communications Commission- Office of Chairman Genachowski
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Contact: Desmond Matthews
Email: desmond.matthews@fcc.gov
Website

Federal Communications Commission-
Office of Commissioner Clyburn
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Contact: Drema Johnson
Email: drema.johnson@fcc.gov
Website

Federal Communications Commission-
Office of Communications Business Opportunities
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Email: OCBOIntern@fcc.gov
Phone: 202-418-0990
Website

Federal Communications Commission-
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Contact: Deborah Broderson
Email: deborah.broderson@fcc.gov
Website

Federal Communications Commission-
Enforcement Bureau
Contact: Susan Beckham
Email: susan.beckham@fcc.gov
Website

Federal Communications Commission-
Office of Engineering and Technology - Policy and Rules Division
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Contact: Jamison Prime
Email: jamison.prime@fcc.gov
Website

Federal Communications Commission-
Office of General Counsel
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Contact: Diane Griffin Holland
Email: diane.griffin@fcc.gov
Website

Federal Communications Commission-
Office of Inspector General
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Contact: Jay Keithley
Fax: 202-418-2811
Email: jay.keithley@fcc.gov
Website

Federal Communications Commission-
International Bureau - Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Contact: Janice Shields
Email: janice.shields@fcc.gov
Website

Federal Communications Commission-
Office of Legislative Affairs
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Contact: Lori Maarbjerg
Fax: 202-418-2806
Email: lori.maarbjerg@fcc.gov
Website

 Federal Communications Commission-
Media Bureau
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Contact: Monique Brown
Fax: 202-418-1198
Email: monique.brown@fcc.gov
Website

Federal Communications Commission-
Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Contact: Jonathan Levy
Email: jonathan.levy@fcc.gov
Website

Federal Communications Commission-
Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Contact: John Evanoff
Phone: 202-418-0848
Email: john.evanoff@fcc.gov
Website

Federal Communications Commission-
Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau, Emergency Response Interoperability Center (ERIC)
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Contact: Jason Kim
Phone: 202-418-7008
Email: jason.kim@fcc.gov
Website

Federal Communications Commission-
Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau, Communications Systems Analysis Division (CSAD)
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Contact: Gregory Intoccia
Phone: 202-418-2478
Email: gregory.intoccia@fcc.gov
Website

Federal Communications Commission-
Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau, Public Communications Outreach and Operations Divsion
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Contact: Stephen Maguire, Associate Division Chief, Plans and Programs
Phone: 202-418-0614
Email: steve.maguire@fcc.gov
Website

Federal Communications Commission-
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Contact: Nicole Ongele
Email: nicole.ongele@fcc.gov
Website

Federal Communications Commission-
Wireline Competition Bureau
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Contact: Michelle Sclater
Email: michelle.sclater@fcc.gov
Website

Federal Communications Commission-
Priving Policy Division
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Contact: Lynne Engledow
Fax: 202-418-1567
Email: lynne.engledow@fcc.gov
Website

Federal Communications Commission-
Wireline Competition Bureau - Telecommunications Access Policy Division
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Contact: James Bachtell
Phone: 202-418-7400
Fax: 202-418-7361
Email: james.bachtell@fcc.gov
Website

Federal Trade Commission
Bureau of Competition
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
Email: bcrecruit@ftc.gov
Website

Future of Music Coalition
1615 L Street NW, Suite 520
Washington, DC 20036
Email: internships@futureofmusic.org
Website

Global Innovation Forum
1625 K Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-393-5140
Website

Holland & Knight LLP- Pro Bono Department
2099 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20006
Website

Indian Arts and Crafts Board
U.S. Department of Interior
1849 C. Street, NW
MS 2528-MIB
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202-208-3773
Email: iacb@ios.doi.gov
Website

Informational Technology Association of America
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, North Building, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20004
Website

International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition
1730 M Street NW, Suite 1020
Washington, DC 20006
Website

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
1126 16th St NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Email: escudder@icnl.org
Website

International Intellectual Property Institute
1413 K St. NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Email: ajaynes@iipi.org
Website

Knowledge Ecology International
1621 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-332-2670
Fax: 202-332-2673
Website

Library of Congress Congressional Research Service- American Law Division
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20540
Contact: Larry Eig
E-mail: leig@crs.loc.gov
Website

Motion Picture Association of America
1600 Eye St., NW
Washington, DC 20006
Contact: Cynthia Merifield-Tripodi
Phone: 202-293-1966
Website

National Endowment for the Arts
Office of the General Counsel
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Room 518
Washington, DC 20506
Contact: Anita Green
Email: GeneralCounsel@arts.gov
Website

National Institute of Health
Office of Technology Transfer
6011 Executive Blvd, Suite 325
Rockvilel, MD 20852
Contact: Tracy Wallace-White
Phone: 301-496-9056
Email: whitever@mail.nih.gov 
Website

National Nuclear Security Administration
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202-586-5000
Website

 

Public Knowledge
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 650
Washington, DC 20009
Contact: John Bergmeyer & Rashmi Rangnath
Phone: 202-518-0020
Email: recruiting@publicknowledge.org
Website

Recording Industry Association of America
Government Affairs Department
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
Website

Recording Industry Association of America
Litigation Department
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
Website

Smithsonian Institution
Office of General Counsel/Museum Programs
1000 Jefferson Dr., SW, Room 302
Washington, DC 20560
Contact: Farleigh Earhart
Phone: 202-633-5115
Fax: 202-357-4310
E-mail: earhartf@si.edu
Website

SoundExchange, Inc.
1330 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 330 Washington, DC 20036
Website

Student Press Law Center
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22209
Contact: Sam Wilder
Phone: 703-807-1904
E-mail: pubfellow@splc.org 
Website

United States Department of Health & Human Services
Public Health Division
Office of General Counsel
200 Independence Ave., S.W. Room 700E
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-690-7780
Fax: 202-690-5452
Website

United States Copyright Office
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20559
Phone: 202-707-7845
Website

United States Court of Federal Claims
Chamber of Chief Judge Edward J. Damich
717 Madison Place, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-357-6400 
Website

United States Department of Commerce
Office of the General Counsel- Executive Office
14th & Constitution Avenue, NW, room 5875
Washington, DC 20230
Email: ogcexecutiveoffice@doc.gov 
Website

United States Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration
Office of Intellectual Property Rights
1402 Constitution Ave., NW Room 3312
Washington, DC 20230
Tel: 202-482-0937
Fax: 202-482-4076
Email: occic@doc.gov
Website

United States Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
601 D Street NW, Suite 1213
Washington, DC 20530
Contact: Deana Willis
Phone: 202-514-3397
Email: deana.willis@usdoj.gov
Website

U.S. Department of Justice
Criminal Division, (Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section)
10th & Constitution Ave., NW
John C. Keeney Building, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20530
Phone: 202-514-1026
Fax: 202-514-6113
Email: ccips.interns@usdoj.gov 
Website

United States Department of State
Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law
2430 E. Street NW, Suite 357, South Building
Washington, DC 20520
Contact: Trish Smeltzer
Phone: 202-776-8420
Fax: 202-776-8482
Email: smeltzertk@state.gov
Website

United States House of Representatives
Judiciary Committee
2138 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Majority Office
Phone: 202-225-6504
Email: hjc_republicanintern@mail.house.gov
Minority Office
Phone: 202-225-6906
Website  

United States International Trade Commission, Office of Unfair Import Investigations
500 E Street SW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20436
Phone: 202-205-2560
Fax: 202-205-2158
Website 

US Patent and Trademark Office
Patent Experience Externship Program
Contact: Bridget Clark
Phone: 571-272-7963
Email: bridget.clark@uspto.gov
Website

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Copyright Office- General Counsel's Office
Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20540
Contact: Tanya Sandros
Phone: 202-707-8380
Fax: 202-707-8366
E-mail: interns@loc.gov 
Website

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Office of the Solicitor; Office of the General Counsel
600 Dulany Street, Madison Building West, 8th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Contact: Mary Kelly, Associate Solicitor
Phone: 571-272-9035
Fax: 571-273-0373
E-mail: mary.kelly@uspto.gov
Website


United States Patent and Trademark Office
Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
P.O. Box 1450
Alexandria, VA 22313
Contact: Merrell C. Cashion, Jr., Internship/Externship Program Coordinator
Phone: 571-272-9797
E-mail: merrell.cashion@uspto.gov

United States Senate Judiciary Committee
224 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Majority Office
Phone:202-224-7703
Fax:202-224-9516  
Minority Office
Phone:202-224-5225
Fax:202-224-9102

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts
1300 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Website