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Externships for Current Students


Starting an Externship


Externships are a fantastic opportunity for students to combine practical experience with their theoretical course foundation.

All students in the Master's and the LL.M. program are required to complete one or two externships (depending on your program), unless they have chosen to write a thesis instead. Each externship is a two-unit experience.  Students are expected to complete 105 hours of fieldwork for every two units. Students must complete the following steps to secure an externship placement:

Meet with Your Academic Advisor


Meetings can be scheduled with your academic advisor to approve your proposal, or to discuss potential externship placements. This is a good opportunity to discuss your career goals and work towards finding an externship placement that best suits your needs and interests. To schedule an appointment please email

Interview with Placement


Finding the right externship placement is essential for both the student and the placement organization. Students should treat externship placement interviews as traditional job interviews.

Submit Externship Placement Form


Once an externship has been secured and approved, the Externship Placement Form must be completed and submitted to the Straus office. The Placement Form can be found in your externship packet, and must be signed by your externship supervisor.

Submit Academic Registration Form


Once the Placement Form is received, you must submit an add/drop form to the Externship Administrator. Students may not register for an externship via WaveNet.

Externship Forms


  1.  Welcome Students
  2. Welcome Supervisors
  3. Externship Overview
  4. Externship Placement Form
  5. Timesheet
  6. Journal
  7. Student Evaluation
  8. Supervisor Evaluation
  9. Checklist