A Survey of Government and Public Interest Employers
- Government: Federal
- Government: State and Local
- Prosecutors: U.S. Attorneys and State District Attorneys
- Public Defenders
- Direct Service Providers
- Impact Organizations
- International Public Interest Work
- Public Interest Law Firms
How Do I Gain Experience?
In addition to course selection and student leadership opportunities on campus, you can gain experience in public service law by participating in an externship or volunteering your time in pro bono legal service. Students interested in externship opportunities are encouraged to contact Professor Mary Leary, Director of Experiential Curriculum at email@example.com. To learn more about pro bono opportunities with local service organizations, please contact Jen Tschirch, Pro Bono Coordinator, at (202) 319-5599 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The law school offers summer stipend awards each year to first- and second-year law students with unpaid government and public interest legal internships. This past summer, 17 law students received funding.