Hinckley International Clinic
Available to: 2nd and 3rd year students
The Hinckley Institute of Politics International Program currently places students in full-time internships in key locations in more than 40 countries. The goal of the international program is to provide students with experience in global public policy, service, business, and politics as well as to foster greater understanding among peoples, cultures, and governments. A complete description of the program is on the Hinckley Institute Global Internship webpage.
Course: Students will take HNKLY 6923 Internship: Graduate Global (3 cr./graded), syllabus. The course includes readings pertinent to the internship placement, a policy paper, reflective essays, and weekly emails to the Clinical Program and Hinckley Institute of Politics. The supervisor evaluation of the intern is 25% of the student’s grade. Students will also take Lawyering Skills Survey (3 credits) or directed research (1 credit, upon approval).
Placements: Hinckley International Clinic interns have opportunities to participate in global affairs, international relations, government, and nonprofit work.
3L students: Clinical credit available from 2 cr./100 hours of work to 9 cr./450 hours of work upon Clinical Program approval of the specific placement Hinckley assigns and whether the student has completed relevant International Clinic prerequisites.
2L students: Clinical credit available from 2 cr./100 hours of work to 5 cr./250 hours of work.
The Hinckley Institute may allow a student to set up his own internship placement. Students who arrange their own placements should submit a proposal to the Hinckley Institute with other application materials.
Application: The Hinckley Institute website has full details on the application process and deadlines.
Registration: To register for the Hinckley course, students must obtain a registration permission number from the Hinckley Institute and complete the “Petition for Non-Law School Credit” form. Sam Stephenson, College of Law registrar, will arrange registration after student gives her the completed form and permission number. Students must make a “B” or better for the course to count towards the student’s law school graduation requirements. To enroll in the clinic, students must complete the Clinical Program Application Form after their placement has been confirmed by the Hinckley Institute.
Scholarships: Scholarships may be available from Hinckley or the Study Abroad Office. For more information see the Hinckley Institute Scholarship Page and the Student Fee Learning Abroad Scholarship through the Learning Abroad office. This is a lottery-based scholarship. More information can be found here: http://www.learningabroad.utah.edu/handbook/ogescholarships.php.
HNKLY 6923: Internship, Graduate Global Every Semester
LAW 7920-001: Lawyering Skills Survey Fall: Thurs. & Fri.: 10:30 – noon
Spring: Thurs. & Fri.: 8:00 – 9:25 a.m.
LAW 7872-001: Hinckley International Clinic Every Semester, (2-9 credits as described above)