Experiential Learning

Externships and internships are an integral part of your legal education in Alaska.

  • Gain practical, real-world experience with a facet of Alaska’s legal system
  • Work closely with attorneys and faculty to incorporate your experience and lessons learned into your coursework
  • Receive mentorship from an on-site supervisor

Externship vs. Internship

  • Externships allow law students to earn academic credit while obtaining practical, real-world experience.
  • Internships offer the same substantive experience on a non-credit basis.

Visit the Externship Program for descriptions of available externship and internship sites. Some positions have separate deadlines unrelated to the Alaska Law Campus’s application and registration process.

Past externship/internship sites

  • Old Harbor Native Corporation
  • Office of Public Advocacy
  • Alaska Legal Services Corporation
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Alaska Public Defenders
  • Office of Administrative Hearings
  • Native American Rights Fund
  • Alaska Immigration Justice Project
  • Municipality of Anchorage
  • Judicial chambers in the Alaska State and United States court systems