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Externships

Pitt Law's Externship Program

Pitt Law’s Externship Program allows students to earn credit for legal work performed outside the law school during the fall, spring, or summer.

In order to qualify for the program, externships must meet the following requirements:

  • Externships with non-profit organizations or governmental entities are eligible for the program, whether paid or unpaid. Under limited circumstances outlined below,* the Externship and Semester in DC Directors may approve externships with for-profit entities.
  • Student externs must do primarily law- or public policy-related work.
  • If the externship is law-related, an attorney must supervise the student extern.  If the externship is policy-focused, an equivalent public policy professional may supervise the student extern.
  • Student externs must work a minimum of 42 hours per externship credit during the program dates.
  • Students may work at their externship sites or remotely (after completing a telework agreement). Historically, telecommuting is not permitted as part of the externship program (except on an occasional basis due to unusual circumstances, e.g., if the office closes temporarily due to weather or a government shutdown).

If you want to discuss externship possibilities or have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the Externship Program Co-Directors, Professors Stephanie Dangel (Faculty Director) and Rochelle R. McCain, Director of the Professional Development Office, at pittlawexternships@pitt.edu.

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