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 $1,500 stipend to those students who complete a pro-bono internship through GIP. GIP participants who complete a pro-bono internship in China, South Korea, Vietnam, or Japan may be alternatively eligible for a $2,500 stipend made available through the Asia-Georgia Internship Connection (AGIC) - a campus-wide initiative to expand and transform existing student internship opportunities in East and Southeast Asia.
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:
For more information, you may contact Rusk Center Associate Director María Eugenia Giménez.
Georgia Law's Global Internship Program is currently limited to students enrolled at the UGA School of Law.