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The Navy JAG Corps offers summer internships and school year externships to law school students wishing to gain experience for credit. Due to funding constraints, only unpaid opportunities are currently available. As a Navy JAG Corps volunteer, you'll be assigned to a legal command/staff and gain experience in traditional Navy JAG Corps practice areas such as military justice (criminal prosecution and defense) and legal assistance (providing general legal advice to Sailors and their families).

If you have any questions concerning the internship or externship programs, please send an email to

When submitting your internship or externship application, please keep your e-mail size smaller than 7MB; you may send multiple e-mails if necessary. After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail within five business days. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail please call (202) 685-8527 to confirm that your application has been received.

Who Is Eligible

To be eligible for an internship or externship position with the Navy JAG Corps, you must:
(a) be a United States citizen of good moral character;
(b) be younger than 42 years of age at time you would begin active duty if selected as a Student Program or Direct Appointment Program candidate;
(c) have taken the Law School Admission Test (LSAT); and
(d) be a law student with at least one semester of school completed, attending an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited school.

  How it Works

Interns work on a wide variety of legal issues depending upon where the internship is conducted. All internships are normally a minimum of eight weeks.

During the application phase, candidates request three Navy JAG Corps office locations where they would like to work. The applicant is responsible for making all travel and living arrangements. The Navy will not provide funding for travel, lodging, or per diem of any kind.

  Application Process

Internship/Externship Application
If you are having difficulty downloading the above PDF file, right click on the link and save the file to your computer.

If you continue to have difficulties downloading the PDF, please use the below non-fillable version. Internship/Externship Application (Non-fillable)

If you have questions, please send an e-mail e-mail or call (202) 685-8527.

Declaration for Federal Employment

  Application Deadlines

The deadline for the Summer 2015 Internship Program has passed. The Fall 2015 externship deadline is May 1, 2015.

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