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 6922 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. Students will also take Lawyering Skills Survey (3 credits) or directed research (1 credit, upon approval).
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 at 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: Housing and scholarships may be available through Hinckley. For more information see the Hinckley Institute Scholarship Page.
HNKLY 6922: Internship, Graduate National Every Semester
Law 7920-001: Lawyering Skills Survey Fall: Thurs. & Fri. 10:30 – noon
Spring: Thurs. & Fri. 8:00-9:25 a.m.
LAW 7871-001: Hinckley Washington D.C. Clinic Every Semester, (2-9 credits as described above)