Each year, Florida State University College of Law students further their education and gain practical experience with international legal issues by enrolling in international externships. Students may receive academic credit for participating in an international externship at a government or not-for-profit organization where the student engages in legal work supervised by an attorney. Students may extern with international tribunals and organizations that focus on issues of cross-national import, including human rights, environmental concerns, and trade matters.
Students may also extern at domestic tribunals and non-profit organizations within a foreign country. For example, students externed at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia before it dissolved in 2017. While not guaranteed, for the past several years the FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights has been able to provide financial assistance to students doing international externships promoting human rights.
Students are placed at locations such as the International Bar Association in London - Human Rights and the International Justice Mission in Chiang Mai.
Please visit the FSU College of Law Externships site on Canvas for information on specific externship descriptions.