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General Information

Field placements and field placement supervisors are, of course, the linchpin of the Externship Program. Externships afford our students a tremendous opportunity to develop their legal skills, receive invaluable mentoring, consider a wide variety of career opportunities, and work on issues that are important to them personally and professionally. Our field placement supervisors receive high quality unpaid legal assistance from enthusiastic students who are eager to take on challenging work assignments.

Our students receive academic credit for their fieldwork, and must participate in related seminars and/or close faculty supervision. Students must commit to working between 10 and 20 hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters and may work full time during the Summer semester.

Additionally, Attorney Supervisors will be asked to provide an evaluation of the extern's performance at the end of academic semester.

Database Information

Our Externship Opportunities Database is available to all students seeking externship opportunities. Students view the database to locate jobs that suit their interest and specialty areas, and will then contact you for general questions, application information and to arrange an interview. You may view your listing at any time. If you do not know the password, please email our office at externship@wcl.american.edu and we will send it to you.

New Field Placement Information

Create a Listing in Our Externship Opportunities Database

If you are a new to the Externship Program, and are interested in participating, please review the requirements, and follow the instructions for placing information about your organization in our on-line database.

It is imperative that your organization is correctly listed in our database to ensure that students have the opportunity to apply for externship positions.

Policy on Discrimination & Sexual Harassment

The American University Washington College of Law requires that organizations who wish to participate in the Externship Program not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. We also require that field placements maintain a policy against sexual harassment. By participating in the Externship Program, field placements are deemed to agree with this policy.

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