International and Comparative Law Externships

The Externship Program at Washburn Law provides a wide variety of active practice exposure opportunities for our students. Students interested in the area of international and comparative law will find opportunities with a variety of offices focused on that type of legal work. Students are encouraged to explore careers in this area by applying for externship opportunities to gain experience and determine whether they may want to pursue a career with this focus after law school. Students should consult with the externship program staff to discuss alternatives and evaluate externship placement opportunities.

View samples of past and present externships in International and Comparative Law and see Recent Opportunities below.

Recent Opportunities

Scholarships for UN Sponsored Courses on International Peace and Security for Early Career Professional Women (with travel to Vienna, Austria)

The OSCE jointly with UNODA offers a training programme providing a general orientation and knowledge about conflict prevention and resolution through arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation, with a specific focus on OSCE-relevant instruments.

Learn more at the United Nations for Disarmament Affairs website. Application deadline is February 9, 2020.

Customary IHL:Research Fellow – International Humanitarian Law

In the framework of the co-operation between the ICRC and the British Red Cross to update the practice collection of the ICRC's study on customary international humanitarian law (IHL), the ICRC and the British Red Cross seek to recruit for the position of a researcher in the customary IHL research team based in Cambridge/UK. This is advertised as a position that ideally requires an LL.M. in international law.

See the British Red Cross website for details about the position and to apply. Application deadline is February 16, 2020.

Brookings Institution SummerInternship Program

The Internship Program provides students with a pre-professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work experience related to their field of study or career interest. Students engage in career exploration and development as well as learn new skills. The intership pays $15.00 per hour and applicants must be willing to commit to at least 30 hours per week during regular business hours.

Learn more from the LawFare blog post. Application deadline is February 28, 2020.

ILSA Student Directors, 2020-2021

ILSA (The International Law Students Association - the organization that runs the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, among other things), is seeking Student Directors. Washburn Law is a member institution, and so you are eligible to apply. We have had students appointed to this position in the past.

See the ILSA website for details about the position and how to apply. Application deadline is March 13, 2020.

International Criminal Court Office of Prosecutor Internship with the Investigations Team

Interns will support analysis and investigative activities working at our HQ in The Hague, including on-line research, database input and production of analytical collations and reports. They will work under the supervision and mentoring of our professional staff, with international professional teams, in a highly stimulating environment. Fluent English is required, and good knowledge of French, Arabic and other languages related to our investigations is highly valued. Candidates must have a degree or be in the final stages of their studies at a recognised university. They are expected to have a very good record of academic performance. We focus on candidates in the early stages of their professional careers; practical experience is not a prerequisite for selection, but it may be considered an asset.

Learn more. Application deadline is March 27, 2020.