Internship: International

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Internship – APPLICATION REQUIRED.  Contact the instructor for information about applying. Students must register for both International Internship courses (one for 8 credits and one for 2 credits – for a total of 10 credits).

 This clinical internship gives students the opportunity to work full-time with courts, international institutions, and nongovernmental organizations outside the U.S.  Field placements involve work on international law-related matters and are often focused on human rights.  Interns immerse themselves in practice, developing their professional skills and studying the role of international lawyers and legal institutions.  The course addresses topics relevant to public service lawyering in international settings, including professionalism, ethics, advocacy, access to justice, the legal profession, and the intersection of law and policy.     

Placement supervisors are experienced attorneys who expose students to the legal activities of their offices, oversee varied and demanding assignments, and provide regular feedback on student performance.  It is possible for a student to arrange an independent placement by consulting with the instructor, but many students work in internships sponsored by the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice.


Each placement and supervisor must be approved by the instructor prior to registration.  Students are required to intern for 550 hours and may not receive a salary for their internship work.  Students are required to complete a number of written assignments and maintain close contact with the instructor during the internship.  

Interested students should email the instructor (Eden Harrington, to arrange a time to discuss the course.

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