Summer IV 2020
5206 Government and Nonprofit Externship II - POWERS/VAN ARSDEL/HANCOCK- 15474

Professor(s): Bill  Powers (DIRECTOR/SUPERVISOR )
Kristina Van Arsdel (ADJUNCT)
Amy Hancock (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships 

Time: ARRANGED    Location:  

Course Outline: If UH mandates during this term that alternate delivery of courses is required, as occurred during Spring of 2020, please note that this course may be delivered via distance education and/or primarily electronic interaction. This mandate would extend to externship work done for academic credit. Student work towards required hours would have to be done remotely.

Well in advance of the semester in which they want to work, students should secure their field placements at either a nonprofit organization or government agency. A list of preapproved placements is located on the Externship Program’s webpage at If the placement which a student wishes to work for credit is NOT on the list, s/he must seek approval from the Externship Director before accepting an position at that placement. (Students working at law firms, even on a volunteer basis, cannot receive credit under ABA accreditations regulations.)

Once a student secures a position, s/he must apply to the Externship Program at Students should not attempt to enroll themselves in these courses via PeopleSoft: if you’re approved, the Externship Director will enroll you via the Office of Student Services.

Students taking an Externship II course have necessarily already completed Externship I; consequently, s/he does not need to attend an orientation prior to starting work. However, Externship II students must still comply with all other externship requirements (time logs, journal entries and/or reflective writing assignments, completion of evaluations, and possibly a face-to-face meeting with the ED.)

Students will be required to work at their placements for 60 hours to earn each hour of academic credit.

Course Syllabus:

Course Notes:    Time: Work days/hours to be determined between student and field placement supervisor.

Location: Work to be done at field placement site.

Prerequisites: Yes   - Satisfactory completion of Externship I, good academic standing, no honor code violations, and approval of instructor.

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: field placement

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: