Externships offer Georgetown law students the opportunity to earn credit for unpaid work in the public sector. Facilitated by our unique location in the heart of Washington, most of our students work for the federal government, though a substantial number choose to work on the Hill, in judicial chambers, or in local or national non-profit agencies.
During the academic year, the Law Center requires that students work at least 15 hours per week for a minimum of 11 weeks for an award of 3 placement credits, or at least 10 hours per week or a minimum of 11 weeks for 2 field placement credits. In addition to their field work, students participate in a one credit seminar that meets seven times over the course of the semester. Externships are mandatory pass/fail offerings and do not count toward the seven-credit limit on pass/fail courses.
Said Saba, Class of 2013