The Externship Program

Opening the Door to Your Legal Career 

The Externship Program at American University Washington College of Law provides over 350 students a year with the opportunity to gain practical, hand-on legal experience with government agencies, public interest organizations, courts and law firms engaged in pro bono work. The law school’s location in Washington, D.C., and its proximity to governmental and non-governmental organizations ensures that the Externship Program can provide students with a wide variety of exciting and valuable work experiences. AUWCL also offers externship across the United States and abroad.

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Fall 2017 Specialized Externship Mini- Fairs

Over 100 employers attended our specialized Externship Fairs this fall. These fairs allow upper level students to network and informally interview with employers working in the areas of law in which they are most interested. These included Business, Intellectual Property, Criminal Defense and Prosecution, Immigration, Employment and Gender Related Issues.

Find A Field Placement

Looking for an externship? The Externship Program Field Placement Database contains listings from organizations that have requested a legal extern or intern from WCL or that have sponsored a law student through the Externship Program.