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Students complete full-time externships (35-40 hours per week for the duration of the semester) in approved positions in the three branches of government, as well as in non-profits and NGOs. Externship parameters require that students engage in legal work, that students be supervised by an attorney, and that positions be unpaid (certain stipends are permitted). Students enroll in and are expected to complete work equivalent to 10 credit hours during the semester (525 total working hours). Past Washington, DC, externship placements include congressional offices, the Constitution Project, the Department of Justice (including the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Office of Immigration Litigation, and the Criminal Division, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions), the Executive Office of the President, Heather Podesta + Partners, the Institute for Justice, the National Center for Victims of Crime, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.