International Judicial Externships
Students gain valuable experience working in international courts or tribunals for a semester. Qualified students may
earn up to 12 units of credit during a single semester, earning 1 unit of academic credit for every 50 hours of fieldwork
in an international judicial externship approved by the Center for Global Law & Policy.
The Center for Global Law & Policy has currently approved international judicial externships at the following
international courts and tribunals:
- International Criminal Court
- International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia
- International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
- International Court of Justice
- Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
- Special Court for Sierra Leone, and
- Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Students interested in obtaining approval for an international judicial externship at other locations should
request pre-approval from the Director of the Center for Global Law & Policy.
Students interested in obtaining academic credit for international judicial externships must apply to
and be accepted by the relevant international court or tribunal. Please refer to the following for rules
regarding eligibility, application procedures and deadlines.
|International Criminal Court||http://www.icc-cpi.int/Menus/ICC/Recruitment/Internships+and+Visiting+professionals/|
|International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia||http://www.icty.org/sid/113|
|International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda||http://www.ictr.org/ENGLISH/opportunities/internship/program.htm|
|International Court of Justice||http://www.icj-cij.org/registry/index.php?p1=2&p2=6|
|Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia||http://www.eccc.gov.kh/english/internship.aspx|
|Special Court for Sierra Leone||http://www.sc-sl.org/ABOUT/Internships/tabid/143/Default.aspx|
|Inter-American Court of Human Rights||http://www.corteidh.or.cr/pasantias.cfm|
In addition to acceptance by the relevant international court or tribunal, the Center for Global Law &
Policy determines whether a student is suited for placement in a particular internship. Factors such as
a student academic record, record of reliability and accountability, and competence to fulfill the obligations
of the judicial placement are considered in making a determination.
To receive academic credit for the placement, the student must be supervised by an attorney or judge at the
international court or tribunal. The student is required to maintain a time sheet, that must be approved in writing
by the supervisor.
Students will be required to attend one or more orientation programs at Santa Clara prior to commencing the
externship. During the course of the externship students will also be required to engage in a seminar, regularly
scheduled tutorials, or other means of guided reflection.
Students must receive approval from an advisor at CGLP and turn in the forms below to the Law Student Services
Office with the Add/Drop form:
For further information please contact:
Center for Global Law & Policy