The Catholic University of America

Careers in Government and Public Interest

Office of Career and Professional Development

 

A Survey of Government and Public Interest Employers

 

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 leary@law.edu. To learn more about pro bono opportunities with local service organizations, please contact Jen Tschirch, Pro Bono Coordinator, at (202) 319-5599 or tschirch@law.edu.

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.