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Legal Student Volunteer-Unclassified Duties

Multiple Divisions (Volunteer)
Closing date:
Washington, DC
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Who may apply:
Open to All US Citizens (Legal Externship)


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now accepting applications from 2L, 3L, and 4L law students for its Spring 2024 Legal Externship (Unpaid) Program in our Washington DC office. The position may be remote depending on the hiring office. The Bureau is an independent federal agency built to protect consumers. We write and enforce rules that keep banks and other financial companies operating fairly. We also educate and empower consumers.


The externships start in January 2024 and end in April 2024, the start and end dates may be flexible. The dates must be agreed upon before the start of the externship.

Externs will work in one program area during the semester (see the "Qualifications" sections for a description of each program office).

Legal externs will be assigned to work with attorneys on projects and assignments that cover a broad range of CFPB's legal and regulatory work. That work depends upon the division or office where the student works. These are unpaid positions.

Externs must earn academic credit with permission of the extern's law school. Externs must sign CFPB's Student Volunteer Agreement and will be responsible for obtaining their school representative's signature.

Externship opportunities are full time and/or part time with a minimum 12 hours per week required. This is determined and agreed upon based on the volunteer student's academic course load schedule and division/office needs. You will have the opportunity to discuss schedule, hours, etc. upon selection and acceptance into the program. Student Volunteers may work during the school year and/or during summer or school vacation periods. The nature of the volunteer assignment as well as the work schedule will be established once on-board.

Travel Required

  • Not required

Promotion Potential

  • 00

Supervisory Status

  • No

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Open to All US Citizens (Legal Externship)

This opportunity is open to US citizens or US Nationals who are an enrolled 2L, 3L, or 4L law student.

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