The proposed internship opportunity must be with a government agency or non-profit organization and the proposed internship opportunity must be overseen by an on-site licensed attorney. Students may not work in any setting where they have been employed or paid for their work in the past two years. Some very limited exceptions may apply. Students are limited to one semester at any placement unless the student is in a different legal department or will be receiving a novel learning experience.
Areas of Practice
During fall and spring semesters, internship work must be in a civil or criminal appellate placement. During the summer, internship work can be in any approved civil or criminal placement as the school’s Criminal Clinic does not operate during the summer semester.
Students may not receive monetary compensation for their work other than a stipend in accordance with the attached policy. Students may not receive course credit if they were offered or otherwise have an option of paid employment at the placement. Students may not forgo compensation for credit.
In addition to the work component of the program, students must be supervised by an on-site licensed attorney and the program’s internship director or a faculty supervisor who closely monitors and regularly corresponds with students throughout the semester. Faculty supervisors will review samples of students’ written work, assess their internship progress, and determine course grades.