Students and recent grads

Do you want to make an impact while enjoying meaningful work assignments, fantastic benefits, and enriching career development opportunities, all while getting paid?

GSA is consistently voted as one of the top federal workplaces. Our mission is to provide safe, reliable, productive, and sustainable workplace environments that support the business of the federal government at best value to the taxpayer. GSA was created so other agencies could focus on their missions. Because of this, you can grow your career at GSA with a depth and breadth of opportunities.

Interested in joining our team? Check out our current opportunities for students and recent graduates.

Legal externship opportunities

We are now accepting applications to our Legal Externship Program for the 2023 summer and fall semesters.

Summer semester info

March 15: Applications due
March 15-25: Interviews
March 25: Offers made

Fall semester info

May 12: Applications due
Mid-May-June 5: Interviews
By June 15: Offers made

Students selected as legal externs will work for our Office of the General Counsel, a team of attorneys and support staff that carries out our legal activities, ensures full and proper implementation of our statutory responsibilities, and provides legal counsel to all of our programs, services, and staff offices. These externships offer a first-hand opportunity to observe the practice of law in a major federal agency and learn about substantive areas of the law by dealing with issues faced by our lawyers and their clients. Externs can expect challenging legal research, analysis, and writing assignments in an array of practice areas, including: administrative law; employment law; government ethics; procurement; real estate; construction; government travel; cybersecurity; litigation; and legislation.

At this time, all externships are 100% telework (subject to change) and uncompensated.

Who we are looking for

Talented, motivated candidates who demonstrate a genuine interest in expanding their knowledge of federal government operations and who are:

  • Currently enrolled in a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
  • Available for a semester-long commitment.
  • A U.S. citizen (as a federal agency, all of our employees must be U.S. citizens).
  • Approved to participate by their law school.

How to apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but all required documents must be submitted by the deadline to Jessica Baker at In the subject line of your email, please indicate which semester(s) you are applying for.

Required documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial law school transcript
  • Recent writing sample (no more than five pages)
Last Reviewed: 2023-04-28