The Federal Defender Program, in conjunction with the law school faculties of Emory, Georgia State and the University of Georgia, offers externships to students during the school year. The students are expected to work ten hours per week in exchange for credit. There is a mandatory writing component. The students, through their law schools, apply for a position with the Federal Defender Program by submitting a resume and cover letter to their school which the school then forwards to the FDP. Students who are selected for interviews will be contacted to arrange a time for the interview. The Federal Defender Program will notify the applicants who are accepted either through their school or directly.