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Application Process for Externships

Step 1: Understand the Requirements

  • Students may apply for an externship course beginning the second semester of their second year.
  • Students may not participate in more than two (2) externship courses and may not earn more than six (6) academic credits from externships. If a student participates in more than one externship, the externships must be in different areas.
  • Students may not take an externship course along with either a capstone or clinic course during the same semester.

Step 2: Understand the Commitment

  • During the fall and spring semesters, students are expected to work a minimum of eight (8) hours per week for thirteen (13) weeks at the externship site to earn two (2) hours of academic credit.
  • During the summer session, students are expected to work a minimum of thirty (30) hours per week for seven (7) weeks at the externship site to earn four (4) hours of academic credit.

Step 3: Research Externship Opportunities

Step 4: Apply

  • You should complete the Externship Application and submit a copy of your resume to the Director of Externships and Special Academic Programs in Room 311 or nyes@law.sc.edu.

Step 5: Schedule an Interview with the Director of Externships

  • Schedule an appointment to discuss your goals and expectations so that the Director can work with you to identify the best field placement

Step 6: Prepare for the Interview

  • The field placement may reach out to you directly to schedule an interview once materials are sent.  Respond promptly and prepare for the interview.

Step 7: Interview with the Placement

  • Dress professionally and arrive early.
  • Understand the work of the office and prepare questions to ask about the experience.

 


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