Under the guidance of an experienced supervisor, second- and third-year students can step out of the classroom and gain practical experience working in a legal office in one of Penn State Law's externship programs. General externships allow students to continue taking courses while working with federal judges, state or federal government agencies, and public interest or nonprofit organizations.
Semester Externship Programs
General Externship Program
To apply for the General Externship Program, students need to log-in to Law Lion Careers, click on the OCI and Job Listings tab, select OCI, filter by Round and then select the “Fall 2022 Externship Recruitment” Round from the drop down menu. Students can then select individual employers and submit the required materials. Learn more about the general externship program in this recorded info session. General externships allow students to continue taking courses while working with federal judges, state or federal government agencies, and private, public interest or nonprofit organizations.
- Federal Judicial Placements
- Federal Government Placements
- State Government Placements
- Public Interest and Nonprofit Placements
- Penn State University Placements
- New Externship Proposal Application
The Summer Externship Program