Hinckley Washington D.C. Clinic

Hinckley Washington D.C. Clinic

Available to:  2nd and 3rd year students

The Hinckley Institute of Politics Washington DC Clinic places students in fulltime internships in a variety of government institutions in the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government.  A complete description of the program is on the Hinckley Institute National Internships webpage.

Course:  Students will take HNKLY 6911 Internship:  Graduate National (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.

Placements:  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 placement.

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 Gina Shipley or Courtney McBeth at the Hinckley Institute with other application materials.

Faculty Professor Kirk L. Jowers, J.D., Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Professor Linda F. Smith, and Courtney McBeth, Assistant Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics

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 Courtney McBeth at the Hinckley Institute and complete the “Petition for Non-Law School Credit” form. Chris Pezely, 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:  Housing and scholarships may be available through Hinckley.  For more information see the Hinckley Institute Scholarship Page.

HNKLY 6911: Internship, Graduate National                       Every Semester

LAW 7871-001: Hinckley Washington D.C. Clinic               Every Semester, (2-9 credits as described above)