Externship Placement Opportunities

The following lists include previous externship opportunities held by Duke Law students. For inquiries about additional opportunities or questions, contact Prof. Anne Gordon, Director of Externships, 919-613-8563 or agordon@law.duke.edu.  Students may also book an appointment online with Prof. Gordon.

For updated job openings visit Symplicity's job postings section.

 

Individual Externships

  • ACLU Capital Punishment Project
  • ACLU of North Carolina
  • Advocate for Children's Services
  • Bandwidth.com
  • Battered Immigrant Project
  • Carolina Adoption Services
  • Center for Death Penalty Litigation
  • Center for Patent Innovations
  • Chapel Hill City Attorney's Office 
  • Charlotte Bobcats
  • Church World Services 
  • City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development
  • Disability Rights NC
  • Duke University, Duke Angel Network
  • Duke University General Counsel's Office
  • Duke University Medical Center
  • Duke University, Office of Institutional Equity
  • Duke University, Office of Student Affairs
  • Duke University, Athletics Compliance Office
  • Duke University, Office of the Provost
  • Durham City Attorney's Office
  • Durham County Attorney's Office
  • Durham County District Attorney's Office
  • Durham County Public Defender
  • Durham County Superior Court
  • EEOC
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • FEC
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Federal Public Defender
  • Federal Public Defender, Capital Habeas Unit
  • Frontline Solutions (MC for NC Project)
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Immigrants' Rights Project
  • International Justice Project
  • JAG (Judge Advocate General)
  • Judge Wanda Bryant, North Carolina Court of Appeals
  • Judge Stephani Humrickhouse, US Bankruptcy Court - EDNC
  • Judge Allyson Duncan, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Judge Donna Stroud, NC Court of Appeals
  • Judge James A. Wynn, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Judge Joe Webster
  • Judge Mark Davis, NC Court of Appeals
  • Justice Matters
  • Justice Paul Newby
  • Judge Robert N. Hunter Jr, NC Supreme Court
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • National Health Law Program
  • NC Attorney General's Office, Health & Public Assist.
  • NC Attorney General's Office, Service to State Agencies
  • NC Attorney General's Office, Law Enforcement Liasion
  • NC Bureau of Investigation
  • NC Business Court
  • NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • NC Conservation Network
  • NC Court of Appeals
  • NC Courts
  • NC Deparatment of Justice, Transportation
  • NC DOJ, Consumer Protection
  • NC DOJ, Tort Claims Section
  • NC DOJ, Environmental Divison
  • NC General Assembly
  • NC General Assembly, Edu. Research Div. 
  • NC Justice Center
  • NC Office of the Appellate Defender
  • NC School Boards Association
  • NC State Board of Elections
  • NCSU Office of Technology Transfer
  • Nicholas Institute
  • North American Butterfly Association
  • Office of the County Attorney
  • Office of the Juvenile Defender
  • Office of the Public Defender
  • Office of the Public Defender, Guilford County
  • Officeof the Appellate Defender
  • Orange County District Attorney's Office
  • Orange County Public Defender
  • Peer to Patent, Center for Patent Innovation
  • PrecisionHawk
  • Quintiles, General Counsel
  • Raleigh Police Department
  • Robertson Immigration Law
  • RTI International
  • San Francisco Public Defender
  • SAS Institute
  • Self-Help
  • Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
  • Sharon Thompson Law Group
  • Southern Coalition for Social Justice
  • Southern Environmental Law Center
  • United Nations OHCHR, Geneva
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Army JAG Defense Appellate Division
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, EDNC
  • U.S. Internal Revenue Service
  • UNC School of Government
  • Wake County District Attorney's Office
  • Wake County Family Court
  • Wake County Public Defender's Office
  • Wasserman Media Group, LLC

Duke in D.C. Externships

 

  • ACLU National Prison Project
  • Americans United for Separation of Church and State
  • Brookings Institute, Metropolitan Policy Program
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Department of Commerce, Contract Law Division
  • Department of Defense, General Counsel's Office, International Affairs
  • Department of Defense, General Counsel's Office
  • Department of Health & Human Services, Counsel to the Inspector General 
  • Department of Health & Human Services, General Counsel's Office
  • Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator, Health Information Technology
  • Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division
  • Department of Justice, Legal Policy Office
  • Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
  • Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
  • Department of Justice, Civil Division, Appellate Staff
  • Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, Fraud Section
  • Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section
  • Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation
  • Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Appellate Section
  • Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section
  • Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud
  • Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Immigration
  • Department of Justice, Criminal Division, National Security
  • Department of Justice , Criminal Division, Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs
  • Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Organized Crimes & Gangs
  • Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Overseas Prosecutorial Development
  • Department of Justice, Solicitor General's Office
  • Department of Justice, Special Counsel's Office
  • Department of Justice, Special Counsel's Office, Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices
  • Department of Labor, Plan Benefits Security Division
  • Department of State
  • District Department of the Environment
  • EEOC
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration General Counsel
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Communications Bureau
  • Federal Election Commission, Office of General Counsel, Enforcement Division
  • Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection
  • Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
  • Financial Services Roundtable
  • FINRA
  • Future of Privacy Forum
  • House Committee on Financial Services
  • House Judiciary Committee
  • Institute of Governance and Sustainable Development
  • Institute of International Finance
  • International Finance Corporation
  • Investment Company Institute
  • Judge Richard Linn, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Legal Services Corporation, Executive Office
  • Minority Business Development Agency
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration, General Counsel's Office, International Section
  • Office of Government Ethics
  • Olsson, Frank and Weeda
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • Patent and Trademark Office, Office of Policy & International Affairs
  • Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
  • Public Defender Service for District of Columbia
  • Public Knowledge
  • Representative David Price (D-NC)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Securities and Exchange Commission, Trading and Markets Division
  • Securities and Exchange Commission, Enforcement Division
  • Senate Banking Committee
  • Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senate Committee on Health, Ed, Labor
  • Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Senate Judiciary Committee, Minority Office
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
  • Senator Debbie Stabenow
  • Senator Diane Feinstein
  • Senator Hogan
  • Senator Leahy, Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Senator Lugan
  • Senator Mike Johnson
  • Senator Mike Lee
  • Smithsonian Museum, General Counsel's Office
  • Transportation and Safety Administration, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Office
  • Transportation and Safety Administration, Office of the General Counsel
  • U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia
  • White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • White House Internship, Public Policy Council
  • White House Internship, Domestic Policy Council
  • White House Internship, Unspecified
  • World Bank

External resources

Learn more about Duke in D.C.

 

Faculty-Mentored Externships

 

  • California Appellate Project
  • California Lawyers for the Arts
  • Colorado Governor's Office of Legal Counsel
  • Extraordinary Chambers, Cts of Cambodia
  • Florida Power & Light, Office of Counsel
  • HIV Law Center
  • International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute
  • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
  • International Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia
  • Lambda Legal Defense Fund
  • NC Justice Center
  • NRDC
  • Operations and International Law Directorate, JAG-AF (Pentagon, DC))
  • San Francisco Public Defender
  • Sex Workers Project, Urban Justice Center
  • UN Office of the High Commissioner
  • US State Department, Pakistan Desk (DC)
  • National Public Prosecution Authority of Rwanda (International Crimes Unit)
  • Supreme Court of Rwanda (Office of the Deputy Chief Justice)
  • Hague Conference on Private International Law
  • Georgia Watch