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International Justice Externship

As part of our Externships Everywhere program, Penn State Law’s International Justice Externship offers students an opportunity to pursue advanced international study and gain legal experience in a global setting. Working side-by-side with prosecutors at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) and the International Criminal Court (ICC), both located in The Hague, Netherlands, students participate in some of the most significant international criminal cases being prosecuted today. 

Educational benefits of the externship include:

  • Hands on instruction in international criminal law
     
     
  • Exposure to different legal cultures
  • Instruction in the management of large complex trials
  • Instruction in alternative approaches to the introduction of trial evidence.

Students with a commitment to international criminal law and/or human rights are encouraged to apply for this semester-long program (fall or spring). Students interested in the International Justice Externship should consult the MICT website or the ICC website, which explain the ICC’s and the MICT’s internal application process.

Students interested in applying for the International Justice Externship must comply with all Externships Everywhere program rules.