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Externships Everywhere

At Penn State Law, you can extern practically anywhere.

In addition to a wide variety of traditional externships, beginning in fall 2017 students at Penn State Law will have the opportunity to gain critical legal experience by completing externships around the world.

Penn State Law’s exclusive Externships Everywhere program opens the door to a nearly limitless array of externship possibilities across the country and around the world by offering law students the opportunity to step out of the classroom for a semester and gain practical experience working in a legal office in practically any location around the world.

The program provides second- and third-year law students the opportunity to spend a semester away from University Park, working and learning under the remote supervision of Penn State Law faculty. Participating students will earn up to 12 credits for working up to 40 hours per week at an approved externship with a state or federal judge, government agency, public interest/nonprofit organization, business, or law firm. Plus, participants may have the opportunity to earn up to three more credits through independent study or digital learning, with administrative approval.

The Career Services Office can help students identify externship opportunities and students may also propose their own externships, which are subject to the approval of their faculty supervisor and the associate dean for academic affairs.

Complete details and eligibility requirements are available in the course description. For more information, contact Professor Jill Engle at jne2@psu.edu.