The Office of Public Interest & Community Service provides federal, state, and local government agencies and non-profit organizations opportunities over the academic year to recruit Georgetown Law students for summer internships and entry-level opportunities. These formal public interest recruiting programs consists of:

  • The Government & Public Interest Interview Program (GPI) | Fall semester
  • The Government & Public Interest Resume Collect Program | Fall semester
  • The Georgetown and George Washington Law Public Sector Recruiting Program | Spring semester
  • Spotlight on Government Externship Fair | Spring semester
    • Please note, Georgetown Law students have guaranteed summer funding for unpaid public sector internships

Please read further for more information about these programs. You may also learn more about our Partner Fellowships here. If you have more questions about our public interest recruiting programs, please email opics@georgetown.edu.

Government & Public Interest Interview Program (GPI)

The Government & Public Interest Interview Program (GPI) is our early fall semester on-campus interview series designed specifically for federal, state, and local government agencies and non-profit organizations that are ready to begin recruiting second- and third- year students for PAID and UNPAID summer internship and PAID entry-level opportunities.

Unlike other fall recruiting programs, the Government & Public Interest Interview Programs are prescreened, which means that participating employers review candidates' resumes and cover letters and then select the students whom they wish to interview. Bidding, resume/cover letter upload, interview selection notification, and interview scheduling will be conducted online via Symplicity.

Registration for this program typically occurs in the summer. The event usually happens on three dates (usually Fridays) in late August, September, and early October. Dates are announced in the summer.

Government & Public Interest Resume Collect Program

If you are interested in recruiting our students for summer employment opportunities and cannot attend the Government & Public Interest Interview Program (GPI) on-campus, we invite you to participate in our Government & Public Interest Resume Collect Program. The Government & Public Interest Resume Collect Program is open to all employers offering paid or unpaid summer jobs.

Registration for this program typically occurs in the summer. Candidate packets are typically shared in October.

Spotlight on Government Externships Fair

The Spotlight program held during the spring semester (typically March) will provide a forum for attorneys from federal, state, and local government agencies to virtually meet with Georgetown Law students and provide information about their agency's academic year and summer externship/internship programs and hiring practices.

Registration for this program typically occurs in the early spring semester.

This year's program will be held virtually on Friday, March 5, 2021.

Public Sector Recruiting Program (PSRP)

Georgetown Law and the George Washington University Law School invite you to participate in the Public Sector Recruiting Program (PSRP), an annual opportunity in mid-late January to recruit current law students for summer and entry-level employment opportunities. On average, over 200 DC area and nationwide government agencies, non profits and public interest law firms participate in PSRP.

Registration for this program typically occurs in the late fall semester.

PSRP 2022 will be on Friday, January 21, 2022 at the GW Marvin Center.

Partner Fellowships

Georgetown provides $20,000 to create new, one-year fellowship positions for new graduates at non-profits and state or local government agencies. Please email opics@georgetown.edu for information about this program.

Delaney Post-Graduate Residency Program

This program, made possible thanks to a generous gift from alumni April McClain-Delaney, L’89 and Rep. John Delaney, L’88, was established to help fellows bridge the gap between law school and practice. It provides a powerful complement to host organizations’ existing professional development programming, while offering critical community-building, networking, and mentoring opportunities.