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 on to the Career Portal, click on the Recruitment Programs tab, and select “Fall 2019 Externship Recruitment (Deadline March 1, 2019)” 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. Check back regularly as externships are still being added.
- 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