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JD Externships

Make connections and get real-world experience with an externship

The Fordham Externship Program allows you to get credit for working in a legal setting. From concert halls to City Hall to the hallowed halls of federal, state, and local courts, the Externship Program provides a myriad of opportunities across New York City to develop the skills and experience you need to advance your career.

You will receive supervision from a mentor-attorney, guidance from a seminar professor, and support from your classmates as you experience legal practice in action across diverse areas of the law.

For Fall 2018, the Externship Program will offer two types of externships: 
  • Choose Your Own Placement Externships -- you find and apply to the placement or
  • NEW! Focused Externships -- you apply to a placement hosting Fordham students.
FLS JD Students at Courthouse

Information for JD Externships

Intern Interacting with Employer

Information for Focused Externships

Information Regarding Externships and Compensation

  1. Externship students are permitted to receive funding in the form of fellowships, grants, and scholarships, as long as the funds are received from a third party source and not directly from the placement organization.
  2. Externship students are permitted to receive reimbursement for their reasonable out-of pocket expenses related to their fieldwork. Reimbursement is permitted for the following expenses:
    1. During all semesters: local transportation costs (e.g., subway, parking); and
    2. During the summer only: the cost of transportation to and from the field placement if it is at a distance from NYC (an “out of town” placement) and for housing and food costs only to the extent they are greater than what they would have been at the student’s home location.
  3. Eternship students may not receive any other remuneration from a field placement, including wages or salaries.

Contact the Externship Program

150 West 62nd Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-6934

Fax: 212-636-6923

Email: bschwartz@law.fordham.edu