Applying for an externship has two parts: School and Host Site


A completed Externship Application is due one month before the end of the quarter before which the student expects to take an externship. Students are encouraged to submit this form as soon as they consider participating in an externship, whether or not they have found a placement.

Host Site

Applying for an externship at a host site is similar to applying for a job. Students should follow each host site’s application instructions, keeping in mind that some host sites may have application deadlines that are earlier than UW Law's. Additionally, if a prospective host site is not on the list of approved sites, students must contact the Externship Program Director by the first day of the quarter before the student plans to take the externship.

Specialized Programs

The UW Law Externship Program facilitates the application process for some specialized programs.