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Internships

The internship is a supervised field experience in which the student works as a paralegal in a local law office, government agency or corporation. Students do their internship in their final semester of the program and are given a choice of about 40 different sponsors. The internship consists of a total of 150 hours; 144 hours of hands-on work at the internship site and 6 hours of meetings and workshops designed to support and enhance the internship experience.

Paralegals must work under the supervision of an attorney and are not allowed to give independent legal advice, represent clients in court, or settle claims on behalf of clients.  Paralegals who do so may be charged with the crime of unauthorized practice of law.