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LAW 5667: Policy Externship - 2204

Policy Externship
Class Term:
Spring Term 2019-2020
Catalog Number:


Externship Field Placement
4 - 8 (0 Contact, 0 Field)
Graduation Requirements:
Experiential Learning
Departmental Consent
Full Year Course:
Special Permission Enrollment Courses - Enrollment in this course requires special permission. See the enrollment information for the section or contact the Registrar for more information.

Additional Information

Students may choose to register for 4-8 credits and must complete 52 hours of work per credit during the semester (amounting to 15-30 hours/week for 14 weeks).  Internships must also: be hosted by a government or non-profit office; consist primarily of policy-related work; be supervised by a professional staff member who does policy work; be unpaid except for a stipend of up to $3,375; and be in the office (no telecommuting).
The Law and Policy DC Semester is offered only during the spring semester. Students can participate in their second or third year. The Spring 2015 Law and Policy DC Semester Courses will include:
Policy Externship
Policy Colloquium
Law-Making Seminar
Lobbying and Advocacy

Grading Details

A satisfactory grade in this course will be based upon the confirmed completion of the requisite number of hours of work in an externship that meets the DC Law and Policy Semester program requirements.


The Policy Externship awards credit for an externship doing policy-related work with a nonprofit or government office in Washington, DC. Students enrolling in the Policy Externship must also register for the associated Policy Colloquium. The Policy Externship is one component of the Law School and GSPIA’s DC Law and Policy Semester program. This program gives Law students the opportunity to develop policy knowledge and skills by taking policy-related courses with GSPIA students, working in policy internships, and engaging with policy practitioners and alumni mentors in Washington, DC. Students interested in participating in the Law and Policy DC Semester should review the program information online and contact the instructor to discuss the program requirements and externship application process.

Policy Externship