Applying for Externships

Application Materials

The following documents are required and must be included with each application unless otherwise noted in the position description:

  • Cover letter/letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript (copied from ISIS)
  • Writing sample (approximately 8 – 10 pages)
  • *Additional documents as specified in individual position descriptions – See below

If the externship description does not specify who to address your cover letter to, it should be addressed to the Judge or the Faculty Supervisor listed for the position.

Fall and Spring Externship Applications

Most fall and spring externships applications are accepted in the UF Gator Jobs system. Several externship sites have alternate application preferences. For more information regarding available positions, deadlines, and alternate application instructions please see the Externship Program Guides web page.

To View Externships in Gator Jobs

  • Go to the UF Gator Jobs home page here:
  • On the left panel of the page: Click on SEARCH JOBS
  • Click on the arrow next to JOB TYPE
  • Select EXTERNSHIPS and click on the SEARCH icon
  • Click on the VIEW DETAILS link for details of individual externships

To Apply for an Externship Position in Gator Jobs

  • Follow the steps above to view available externships
  • On the upper right of the externship details page click: APPLY TO THIS JOB
  • You will need an account to apply, this is NOT YOUR GATORLINK login
  • If you do not have an account click: CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT
  • Follow the steps to create an account
  • Follow the application pages until you have completed the required information

Summer Externship Applications

Federal and State Appellate judges participating in the UF Law Externship Program have requested to receive summer applications no later than December 31. Most judges prefer students to mail applications directly to the court. Several courts have alternate application preferences. See the appropriate Federal and Appellate Court Judges List documents below for individual judge’s instructions.

Additional Application Documents

Several Externship sites require alternate or additional application documents. For more information regarding available positions, deadlines, and alternate application instructions see the Externship Program Guides web page for individual position descriptions and requirements.

Applicants are responsible for the inclusion of all application materials. Students should review externship applications carefully to ensure that all required documents are included. Failure to submit complete information may disqualify you from consideration.