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Program Requirements

In order to receive academic credit, student-externs must fulfill the specific requirements described in the Course Handbook.

Available Placements

Information on available placements are posted on Vincent. All placements are approved on a case-by-case basis in conjunction with the Externship Director. Students apply on their own to their desired agency, as they would in order to obtain regular employment.

Externship Application Process

After students have been offered an externship, they must turn in a resume, a letter of intent, and an unofficial transcript to the Externship Program Director, in order to get registered for the Externship course and receive class credit. The Course Handbook​ provides guidance on how to do so, and includes a sample letter of intent.

Once a student's application has been received, the Externship Program Director will notify the student if they have been approved for the course. If a student is approved, the Director will confirm that student has room in their class schedule for the Externship course, and will then process the student's registration.

A special note about placements that have not been previously approved for field placement: Many students ask whether they can receive field placement credits for work at a private law firm or other placement site that is not currently approved. To be approved, an attorney for the new externship site must complete the New Externship Questionnaire​ and submit it to the Externship Director, and it will be processed in the order it was received. To ensure that you are able to register for field placement, it is highly recommended that you do not delay in starting this process.

Externship Forms