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Global Internship Program

Exposing UGA's law students to international and transnational law through summer internships in foreign governmental agencies, academic centers, law firms, corporations and NGOs.

Since 2001, Georgia Law’s Dean Rusk Center has placed over 200 law students in legal internships around the world. Global Internship Program (GIP) participants immerse themselves in the environment of their host institution and work side-by-side with local employees in a professional setting for up to twelve weeks. Upon their return to the School of Law, students demonstrate new tangible skill sets and a deeper understanding of law as an international and transnational practice.

Georgia Law provides a $2,000 stipend to those students who complete a pro-bono internship through GIP.

The GIP experience helps students to refine their areas of interest and secure legal employment. Many past participants have indicated that their international internship experience was a key discussion point during subsequent job interviews, and 20% have reported that completing the program either facilitated or directly led to their current careers.

The University of Georgia School of Law is exceptional in the breadth and quality of international opportunities for its students: GIP offers over 70 placement opportunities in thirty countries on five continents.

Some recent placements include:

  • PSA Legal Counsellors, New Delhi, India
  • Clorox Company, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Dubai Judicial Institute, Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Attorney General's Office, Georgetown, Guyana
  • King & Wood Mallesons, Shanghai, China
  • Centre for Economic Law, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium
  • Human Rights League, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • GÖRG Law Firm, Cologne, Germany

For more information, you may contact Laura Kagel.

Georgia Law's Global Internship Program is currently limited to students enrolled at the UGA School of Law.