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Externship Program

Through participation in the Externship Program, 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.)

The Externship courses close on Friday, August 26. All applications must be submitted by this date to enroll in the Fall semester. The applications are available on this website. 

If you have questions about the Fall 2016 Externship program, please contact Professor Kristina Van Arsdel at kgvanars@Central.UH.EDU.
For all other questions, please contact Professor Janet Heppard at

Upcoming Events

Externship Program information sessions:

  • Monday, October 10th – 12:00 pm to 12:50pm in BLB 209
  • Tuesday, October 18th – 12:00 pm to 12:50pm in BLB 209


How to participate in the Externship Programs

1. Secure a placement

  • Students apply directly to the nonprofit organization, government agency or judiciary chamber for their externship placement.
  • You should check with the placement for specific requirements and application deadlines.

2. Apply to one of the UHLC Externship Programs

  • Once a placement is secured, students can apply online to the Judicial Externship Program, the Government and Nonprofit Externship Program, or for a Criminal Practice Externship.
  • Students do not enroll themselves in the externship courses.

3. Meet the guidelines for academic credit and complete your placement

  • If your application is approved, you will be enrolled in the program.
  • In order to receive academic credit, students must pay tuition, attend the Externship Programs Orientation, submit the externship course assignments and complete the placement hours.