Course Description

The paralegal internship provides valuable experience in a law office, government agency, court, or non-profit. Students must be available to work 150 hours at their internship site, which equates to approximately 12.5 hours a week during the regular semester, and 25 hours a week during the summer term. All students are required to take the internship unless they work full-time. Students who work full-time should make a written request to have the internship waived and will be required to take an additional elective in its place.

Please note: Students who are presently working in a law office, government agency, court, or non-profit as a legal assistant or paralegal may use their employer as their internship sponsor. The employer must be approved in order for them to be the student's sponsor. Please contact the program coordinator for more information.

Students need to register for the internship class. Prior to the first class, students will receive a list of available sponsors. Students will list their top four choices and e-mail the list to the program coordinator. The program coordinator will work with the student and sponsor to set up the internship. There are four mandatory class meetings during the semester. The dates and times of the internship classes will be announced at the first internship class. Students prepare a paper at the end of the semester evaluating their internship experience. 

This course is a part of the Paralegal Studies Program. You must apply and be accepted into the program in order to enroll in this course.

For more information about this course, contact Alanna Clanton at (225) 578-6760.


This course should be taken in your last semester as a paralegal student, after the four core courses have been successfully completed. Students must have completed Principles of Paralegal Studies, Legal Research, Legal Case Analysis, and Civil Litigation I.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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