The U.S. Library of Congress, Law Library conducts research and reference in regard to the laws of foreign countries; and works on development of collections of foreign and international law. Externs work in the legal research and collections department. Foreign language skills preferred for applicants.
The Federal Aviation Administration, Office of General Counsel is accepting applications for a number of different FAA legal externships. Students interested in administrative law, or aviation issues are encouraged to apply. Contact information will be available on the database next week.
The Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration is a small but vital office; the OA General Counsel's Office offers a law student the opportunity to become directly involved in a broad range of legal and policy matters. Our "small firm" environment allows the student to experience a wide range of legal issues common to all Federal agencies, as well as issues unique to OA and the EOP that arise from OA's mission of servicing offices that directly serve the President. This office has already filled its summer positions, but will accept applications for fall positions shortly.
The National Center for Victims of Crime is the leading advocacy and resource center for victims of crime. There are two positions for summer and fall externs: a Law Externship and a Legislative Externship, both of which are described in the Externship Database listing.
Many employers have already contacted the office regarding upcoming deadlines for summer externships. There are too many to post on the bulletin board! The Employer Database is available on our website www.wcl.american.edu/externship. The database (over 500 employers) has been password protected so that only WCL students and guests may access the information. The student username and password are available on the Externship Program bulletin board or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your student ID number. Students should search the database by entering a keyword and reviewing the listings. When new employers contact our office, or employers make us aware of upcoming deadlines, we update their listing in the database and post it on the bulletin board. Also, check out our evaluation binders, available in the Externship Program Office, to see what previous externs have said about field placements.
DO YOU WANT TO EXTERN WITH A DC JUDGE? Ms. Meghan Aberle, of the D.C. Courts Human Resources Department, coordinates externs for positions with Judges in the Court of Appeals, Superior Court, and Court System areas. “Externs are immersed into the division of their choice where they have a chance to learn the nuances of the work done in a courthouse.” Please pick up an application from the envelope on the EP Office bulletin board. Ms. Aberle will submit the next group of applications to the Judges on April 6. Submit your application ASAP!
EXTERNING FOR DOJ OR STATE DEPARTMENT? Security clearance checks for summer externships require 8-10 weeks at DOJ, and even longer at the State Department. Students who are still waiting for clearance for weeks after seminars begin may not be able to receive credit.