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The Center for International Law and Policy offers semester-long externships for qualifying students. Students earn 11 credits (pass/fail) for the program, plus two additional graded credits upon completion of a research paper.
The Hague, Netherlands

Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague, Netherlands (Fall and Spring)

Applicants must be in good academic standing, entering their third year of law school, and have taken at least one of the following courses: Public International Law, International Criminal Law, International Prosecution (Nuremberg) or Human Rights Law, or have comparable, relevant experience.

The International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands (Summer and Fall)

The International Criminal Court was established in 2002 through the Rome Treaty. Based in The Hague, it is the first permanent international world court. Students who are interested in this externship are asked to commit to six months, usually starting the summer before the fall semester of their third year.

US State Department in Washington, DC (Fall Only)

These externships are with the US Department of State Student Internship Program, either in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, or in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.

International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute in London, United Kingdom (Spring Only)

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute works with the global legal community to promote and protect human rights and the independence of the legal profession worldwide. Its work includes human rights training and technical assistance for legal practitioners and institutions; international fact-finding; delivering timely and reliable information on human rights and the legal profession; and supporting, through advocacy and trial monitoring, lawyers and judges who are arbitrarily harassed, intimidated, or arrested. The Institute focuses on human rights issues that involve poverty, sexual orientation, and the abolition of the death penalty, and that target capacity building and advocacy projects.