Externship Placement Opportunities

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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 Students may also book an appointment online with Prof. Gordon.

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To register for an externship, please send a completed registration form and an offer letter to Holly Dorfman

Individual Externships

ACLU Capital Punishment Project
ACLU of North Carolina
Advocate for Children's Services
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 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
Environmental Defense Fund
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
Quintiles, General Counsel
Raleigh Police Department
Robertson Immigration Law
RTI International
San Francisco Public Defender
SAS Institute
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
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
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

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
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