Course Information

Course Description: Public Service Internship

  • Taught by Nicole Simmons
  • 4 credits (pass/fail) – offered Fall, Spring
  • This course is not offered in the summer.
  • Students must intern in person at their placement; only incidental remote work is permitted.
  • This program is open to students who have completed their first two semesters.

The course has two components: a field placement and a concurrent class. Interns spend 150 hours over 10 or more weeks on law-related work at field placements in the Austin area. They are supervised by attorneys with at least three years of experience who have agreed to participate in the internship program. Students identify potential placements and supervising attorneys and apply to the instructor for approval. See Students – Finding a Placement. The internship must involve the student and the supervising attorney working in person; regular remote work is not permitted. Students and supervisors are expected to work together at their placement offices.