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Ad Hoc Externships

The Penn Carey Law School’s experience over the last several semesters has shown that working in person at an externship placement site generally provides a superior learning experience for students. As a result, for Spring 2023, the Penn Carey Law School’s Externship program will require students to complete their placements in person to the maximum extent allowed by the placement site. It will consider externships with a remote component only if the placement site requires students to work remotely. The Penn Carey Law School’s Externship Travel Policy, described below, is available to support in-person externship work.

JD students may, under limited circumstances, seek approval to create an individualized Ad Hoc Externship for academic credit.

Occasionally, we are contacted by potential Ad Hoc Externship placement offices who are seeking one or more externs. As these opportunities are received, they will be posted on our ad hoc opportunities page for any interested students to review and apply directly to the offices. These are listed as one of many resources for students to use when thinking about possible placements.