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Government and Nonprofit Externship Program

Through participation in the Externship Programs, students can earn academic credit for work with a nonprofit organization, a government agency, or a member of the judiciary. LL.M. students may be eligible for the program on a case‐by-case basis.

Why should I seek an externship placement? How do I apply for a placement? How do I receive academic credit? Student Spotlight


Academic Credit

Applying to the Government and Nonprofit Externship Program

Students must have their externship secured before applying for academic credit through the Government and Nonprofit Externship Program.

For information regarding the program application or to see if your placement is eligible to receive academic credit, please contact Professor Erma Bonadero or stop by her office in the Bates Law Building, Room 101D.


Credit Hours



 Fall, Spring, & Summer I
  (*entire summer)

 2 – 6


30 hours; 2.33+ GPA

 Summer II** or IV**
(**5-week sessions)

2 – 3


30 hours; 2.33+ GPA

Placements may have additional specific prerequisites.

Externship Application       Guidelines for Academic Credit