Guidelines for Paralegal Studies 4010: Paralegal Internship
The Paralegal Internship program is a special
course in which a student works for a law firm or law-related
agency in order to observe the workings of the legal system in
practice and gain paralegal work experience.
Requirements for Admission
Junior or Senior year standing
Minimum 2.5 grade point average,
Conference with Internship Director in
advance of registration
Acceptance by approved law-firm or
Three (3) credits may be earned from PLEG
4010 - Paralegal Internship. At least 120 contact hours
working for the law firm or agency are required to earn the three
credits. This class is a graded class. IT IS NOT
A final report of approximately 8 -
10 typed pages should be delivered to the Internship Director
prior to the last day of classes of the semester in which the
intern is registered. This paper should include a brief
description of the firm or agency and the type of law practiced
there; your duties and activities on the job; a discussion of
how your job responsibilities relate to what you have learned
in your paralegal studies courses; a discussion of what you
learned about law and the legal system from your experience;
and a candid evaluation of the job experience - include
both positive and negative aspects and indicate whether you
would recommend this internship to another student.
A written note from the intern's
supervisor must be mailed, emailed or delivered to the
Internship Director prior to the last day of classes of the
semester in which the intern is registered. This note should
verify the number of hours worked, duties and activities of the
intern, and general deportment and work quality of the intern.
The intern is responsible for seeing that her/his supervisor
sends such a note so that it arrives prior to the last day of
classes of the affected semester.
A printable list of required courses can be
obtained by clicking here.