Experiential Learning

Externships and internships are an integral part of your legal education in Alaska, and we will help you identify and pursue those opportunities to enhance your professional development.  These experiential learning placements allow you to:

  • 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.

Students studying at the Alaska Law Campus will receive personalized advising, support, and facilitation from the Alaska team during all phases of the selection and application process, and you may contact us directly in order to get started.  You can find general information, including descriptions of many established internship and externship sites, by visiting the Externship Program page, and we will work with you to cultivate new opportunities should you find an entity of interest not listed there.  Please note that 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