Application Process / Apply

Please ensure you have read the information about finding a placement before submitting an application.

Regardless if you have secured your placement or are still seeking, students desiring an externship must submit an application for externship approval and request to enroll in the externship course by the following deadlines:

May 1: for Fall Externship (Approval notifications begin Mar. 15)
November 15: for Spring Externship (Approval notifications begin Oct. 15)
May 1: for Summer externship (Approval notifications begin Mar. 15)
Note: Summer externships are part of a course requiring summer tuition. Financial Aid may be available.

  • Submitting the application does not obligate you to the externship and you may withdraw your application by notifying the Extern Director.
  • Once you accept an externship offer, you cannot withdraw from the commitment or course without prior approval from the Extern Director.
  • Applications submitted late will be accepted only on a case-by-case basis.

Once you have an externship offer:

  1. Go to REVS, select the “Experiential Learning” module, select “+New Experience” then enter “Externship” for experiential learning type, and complete the application for externship approval;

  2. Both the student and placement must be approved by the Extern Director for participation in the course;
    • Placements/Field Supervisors who have not participated in the Program must complete an application for approval. See Supervisor Eligibility and Supervisor Application
    • Students requesting externships will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis, and total enrollment is subject to number of spots available in a given semester. 

  3. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): An MOU must be signed for all placements. The MOU can be downloaded from REVS, under the “Documents & Forms” tab, signed by you and your supervisor, and uploaded back to “Documents & Forms.” The MOU can be submitted at the time of application or after we approve your attorney as a supervisor. The MOU should be signed by the person who will be your primary supervisor. Electronic signatures are fine.

  4. Once student & placement/supervisor are approved, you’ll receive an email noting you’ve been approved for the course and we will notify the registrar to enroll you (you won’t be able to self-enroll).

Still ​seeking a ​placement:

If you are still applying for or waiting to hear back about a potential placement or an interview, you still must submit the application form by the deadline.
  • Complete the application, selecting “Still Seeking Placement” and leave in “draft” form.
  • Once you receive an offer, update your application with the placement and supervisor name, and other changes you wish to make, and submit for approval.

Applications submitted late will be accepted only on a case-by-case basis.