West Virginia University Public Service Externship

West Virginia University Public Service Externship
West Virginia University Public Service Externship offers a part-time skills building opportunity for law students at West Virginia University. Students who register for the externship will receive college credit and professional work experience.

Interested students begin by registering for Law 653, the required Public Service Externship course, and Law 654. The courses will prepare students to work in an approved externship placement which may be in a government office or a non-profit organization. Students may earn a total of 3-5 credits for completing the externship.

Students work 50 hours during their externship assignment for each credit hour earned. A 3-hour externship would require 150 hours, for example. An additional hour is also required for a graded course. The remaining hours are ungraded and treated as a pass or fail course. The average number of hours students will need to plan for work is 10-11 hours per week.

What's the difference between internships and externships?

Eligible students must be in good academic standing in order to apply. Externship positions are local and can include county, circuit and U.S. district courts, attorney offices, or non-profit organizations. Only one externship is allowed for each law student during law school.

The location is usually in WEST VIRGINIA.

For more details, visit law.wvu.edu/student-news-summer2013/externship-news

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