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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Spring 2019 Externship Fair

On January 24th, 2019 from 3:45 - 6:30 PM, the Externship Program will host the annual Spring Externship Fair. Over 150 employers have registered to attend. Students will learn about various legal practice areas, network, and informally interview for summer and fall externships. Go to the Externship Fair tab of our website to learn more.

Search the Externship Database

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.