Semester in DC: Students
The Semester in D.C. program offers upper level students hands-on experience practicing law in our nation’s capital for law school credit. If you would like to work in Washington after graduation, or if you want to gain practical experience in your specialty area during law school, the Semester in D.C. Program offers you a different kind of semester.
By working in Washington as a full-time extern for a government or non-profit employer, you'll get real world training in your field, meet practicing attorneys, and learn about the incredible range of jobs available in government agencies, on the Hill, and in lobbying firms, non-profit organizations, professional associations, and private firms and companies. The Semester in D.C. Program will get you out of the classroom and into the office.
With over 40 students placed since 2010, the Semester in D.C. Program allows students to takes advantage of the expertise and exceptional connections of Pitt Law’s alumni and faculty. To learn more about students’ individual experiences, explore our Alumni Spotlights.
We are here to support you as you prepare for your Semester in D.C. Start by consulting our FAQ page to learn about the basics of the Semester in D.C. Program and our Fellowships page to learn about potential financial aid opportunities. To keep up to date with Semester in D.C. Program events, as well as D.C. externship and job announcements, join our LinkedIn and Facebook pages. We also have three pdf downloads with practical information for you: an Externship Placement Resources document with useful information for finding both externships and jobs; a D.C. housing guide; and a sample syllabus from the D.C. Seminar.