JD Externship Placements

The JD Externship Program Director and your Career Services Counselor can provide guidance on the types of experience and skills you will gain in different externship settings and which is the best fit for your career goals.

JD Externship Program-Approved Externships

JD Externship Program-approved placements include judges and courts, government agencies, public interest organizations, and other non-profit entities, which provide a variety of practice settings options and areas of legal practice to explore. All current JD externship placements accepting applications are listed in Symplicity.

Independent Externships

You may also independently pursue externships with governmental and non-profit entities. Law firms are not approved placements for externship credit. Contact the JD Externship Program at law-externships@uic.edu for clarification on whether your proposed placement can be approved for credit.

Note: Students may not earn compensation in an externship position for which they are also receiving academic credit.