John C. Keeney Semester in Washington Program

John C. Keeney Semester in Washington Program
Law students at Penn State School of Law can take their education outside the classroom by applying for the John C. Keeney Semester in Washington externship program. This program offers a work opportunity in Washington, D.C. for students in their third year of law school.

Students selected for the externship will spend an entire semester in Washington, D.C. What does an externship provide? It gives real-life experience to students who want to practice in the area of federal law. Approved agencies include a federal government agency, nonprofit organization or public interest group.


Some of the approved organizations include the Departments of Justice, State or Treasury, AARP, American Bar Association, U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C., EEOC, National Labor Relations Board, and much more. Students work about 32 hours per week. In addition, they attend seminars on federal regulatory and legislative practice every week.

The externship program is under the direction of an experienced and prominent Washington D.C. attorney. The program offers students excellent experience in federal law as well as a chance to network and make contacts with others in the nation's capital.

The location is usually in DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

To apply for an externship, visit:
law.psu.edu/academics/externships/semester_in_washington

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