Internships & Externships

The program provides support to students who wish to spend a semester or summer in an externship or internship focused on international or comparative law with non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and governments.

UCLA students have held summer or semester long placements in places as varied as:

  • The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the Hague, The Netherlands;
  • The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania;
  • The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) in Geneva;
  • The International Organization on Migration (IMO) in Geneva;
  • The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) in Rome;
  • The State Departments Office of the Legal Adviser in Washington, D.C.;
  • The Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJ) in New York City
  • The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) in The Hague, The Netherlands, and Freetown, Sierra Leone;
  • The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia;
  • The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) in The Hague, The Netherlands;
  • The Department of Defense, Washington, D.C.;
  • The Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C.;
  • Human Rights Watch, in Los Angeles, New York;
  • International Bridges to Justice, in Geneva;
  • International Organization for Migration (IOM), in Geneva;
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (OHCHR), in Malaysia, Washington, D.C.;
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in Indonesia;
  • The Ministry of Trade and Industry, Mexico.


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