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you are considering externing in another state or country, please review these sections on our website and contact the Externship Office.

INTERNATIONAL EXTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE Two very exciting international externship opportunities are offered for this coming summer.

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) The Inter-American Court of Human Rights was created by the Organization of American States in 1979 as an autonomous judicial institution charged to apply and interpret the American Convention on Human Rights. The Court has both adjudicatory and advisory jurisdiction. This is a very prestigious externship opportunity, allowing students to work directly with members of the Legal Department and the Deputy Secretariat of the IACHR in whatever capacity is necessary. Applicants should have an interest in the protection of human rights, as well as knowledge of the various systems of human rights protection. Practical experience in the administration of human rights and international law is desirable. Fluent Spanish and English, both written and oral, are essential. Although the Court works in both Spanish and English, Spanish is used most frequently.

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume to Avis Sanders, Director of the Externship Program, alsanders@wcl.american.edu, and she will get back to you with additional information. This position is also available as an internship.

The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) Vienna, Austria Summer Law Externship is a unique training on U.S. refugee law and procedure. Participants will interview clients, conduct relevant legal and factual research, and writing applications for US refugee status. They will work under the direct supervision of a HIAS staff attorney with over 15 years' experience in the refugee field. Participants will enjoy unique exposure to NGO and government officials in the refugee field. The program runs from Monday June 7 – July 30, 2004 with an intensive one-day introduction to refugee law and procedure and the relevant case-work. Initial case assignments will be made on that day. Full-time (40 hours per week) participation is required, for a total of 280 hours. All work must be complete and submitted on or before July 30. For more information on the HIAS program, email externship@wcl.american.edu

More international externship opportunities are arriving. Please contact the Externship Office if you are still looking for an international externship position. Please also review our externship program requirements at www.wcl.american.edu/externship/international.cfm

OTHER NEW OPPORTUNITIES: U.S. Army Material Command, Office of Command Counsel seeks summer and fall extern applications. The Office provides full legal support to a major Army Command, to include government contracts, employment, environmental, and patent law. Extern duties are flexible, based on the student’s interest. Work experience could include litigation support, research, and much more! Hours are flexible and the Office is located in Fort Belvoir--an exciting opportunity.

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