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Volunteer law clerks, i.e. externs, will work in a Regional Office and assist in conducting unfair labor practice investigations, arranging representation elections, conducting elections and performing basic legal research. Externs will work directly with agents and report to a supervisor who will guide them in handling case work and investigations. Externs may be briefed by senior officials from throughout the Region and Agency about the NLRB on both procedural and substantive labor law issues. Students will be asked to produce written work products summarizing the results of investigations along with recommendations. The Agency will provide on-the-job training as well as training on the NLRB through live and video presentations.



  • Strong writing and research skills;
  • Strong academic credentials
  • An interest in litigation.


  • Labor Law
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Administrative Law


  • Students must submit a recent transcript and a brief writing sample.
  • If you are fluent in a language other than English, please note what language and your proficiency level.
  • For summer placements, this site requires students to work 10 weeks as part of the Agency's Summer Program. This hour commitment is in excess of the course requirements. Students applying must agree to this additional time requirement.