Office of the General Counsel Externship For-Credit - Spring 2024
INTRO TO POSITION
Program Duration: January 8, 2024 – April 5, 2024 (dates may be flexible, depending on school requirements)
Legal externs are given substantive opportunities to gain experience and learn as members of the Office of the General Counsel ("OGC"). The OGC is responsible for providing high quality, cost–efficient, legal and related services to our NPR clients. The OGC offers challenging and diverse work assignments for legal externs as it provides legal assistance to all divisions of NPR. The OGC handles a wide variety of legal issues, including: FCC regulatory; First Amendment; Internet; intellectual property, including music rights, content licensing, copyright, and trademark; nonprofit tax; governance; technology, such as software licensing; employment and labor, including Title VII, labor relations and other aspects of the employer–employee relationship; and commercial and contract law, as well as contract review and research opportunities across all areas of the OGC's spectrum of work.
Legal externs should be prepared to contribute across all practice areas. Externs conduct legal research and prepare legal memoranda, contracts and other legal documents. They also have the opportunities to participate in client meetings, legislative and regulatory meetings, and other "outside–the–library" projects, such as observing legal proceedings and attending legal training sessions offered through the District of Columbia Bar Association or other local organizations.
The above duties and responsibilities are not an exhaustive list of required responsibilities, duties and skills. Other duties may be assigned, and this job description can be modified at any time.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
- Location: This externship may be fully remote, onsite at our Washington, DC office (subject to NPR's health and safety measures), or a hybrid version of the two.
- Education: Applicants must be current students in an accredited law school program (1L, 2L, 3L, or LLM).
- Course Credit: This externship is designed to be a learning experience for law students for which school credit must be obtained. Applicants must be able to comply with their school's requirements for academic credit.
Applicants should have relevant background experience, demonstrated interest in the OGC practice areas, and/or strong academic credentials and legal research and writing skills. We are interested in candidates with copyright experience, although that is not required.
- Remote Permitted: This is a remote permitted role. This role is based out of our Washington, DC office but the employee may choose to work on a remote basis from a location that NPR approves.
- This is a for–credit externship
NPR generally offers legal externships throughout the year. During the summer, law clerks are expected to work full time, 40 hours per week for 12 weeks. Fall and Spring externships can be on a part–time schedule (usually 15 – 20 hours per week depending on school requirements) or full–time schedule.
Application submissions for Office of the General Counsel Externship – Spring 2024 will close on November 19, 2023 at 11:59pm ET.
Course Credit: This externship is designed to be a learning experience for law students for which school credit must be obtained. Applicants must be able to comply with their school's requirements for academic credit.
Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a cover letter and resume to be considered. All externs must have authorization to work in the United States. Please also include the following to be considered:
- an unofficial law school transcript