Externships In the Law Major

Create a Highly Marketable Resume

Champlain's Law major is professionally driven. Through our Upside-Down Curriculum, Law students are equipped to take on meaningful externships starting after their second year of school. Yes—externships, plural. By taking field-relevant courses earlier, students have more time to take on law-related externships throughout their college studies.

In fact, 100% of the Champlain College Class of 2019 had completed one or more externships or other experiential learning opportunities before graduation, and a third completed four or more. 

These externships will make your résumé stand out in a field of applicants. This abundance of practical experience in your field will help you develop the real-world skills you'll need to succeed in your career.

Recent Externship Locations for Law Majors

Chittenden County District Court Vermont Judicial Bureau Chittenden County State Attorney's Office
Howard Center Vermont Department of Labor HOPE Works
City of Burlington Vermont District Court

How We Prepare You for Experiential Learning

We want you to be well prepared for your first internship, externship, or other fieldwork. After your first year of exploratory practical education, you'll be ready to work with your Career Advisor to take the next step. 

  • The Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to get extensive classroom learning and hands-on experience with industry professionals in your first year, which gives you the real-world skills and qualifications to begin taking an internship or externship as early as the summer before your sophomore year.
  • Champlain's Career Collaborative will help you develop your professional résumé and hone your interview skills. Early on in your studies, you'll be able to show employers what you know.
  • Your professors will become your reliable mentors, pointing out the strategic academic and cocurricular activities that will help you build your professional skill set and enhance your résumé.

Local and national employers turn to Champlain for college interns because they are better prepared to work in professional environments than the majority of their peers from other institutions. Many Champlain graduates receive full- and part-time job offers from the organizations where they first took their internships or externships.

Read more about Champlain graduates' Career Success.