Students in the Legal Assistant Studies program are required to take a 6-hour credit internship before graduation. The internship mandates 275 clock hours for completion. The intern coordinator will assist students in obtaining qualifying internships. Internships may be completed at law firms, corporations, government offices, or other establishments that require paralegal work and responsibilities. Students should contact the coordinator the semester before registration for placement.
Internships remove the student from the traditional classroom environment and place her or him into a more active role as a participant and observer in a law office setting. The internship experience provides opportunities for students to:
- Develop and enhance students' sense of professionalism.
- Develop and enhance students' job-related skills.
- Provide students with the opportunity to link theory to practice through observation and participation in applied settings.
- Provide students with the opportunity to practice and develop methodological skills and techniques commonly used in data collection and analysis.
- Develop students' decision-making skills.