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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Paralegal Internship
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Aug 28, 2024
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Section Notes
The paralegal internship course will have 4 live online class meetings throughout the semester. The meetings are mandatory. The first class meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2024 at noon via Zoom. The instructor will provide the remaining dates on the first day of class. 

English Proficiency Requirements

Continuing Education Programs

Continuing Education (CE) courses and programs offered online through LSU Online & Continuing Education typically include a combination of lecture and discussion as well as reading and writing assignments. You need an adequate command of English in all skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) to participate in classes.

If English is not your native language, you must meet one of the English language proficiency requirements below to be successful in our CE programs. If you intend to register for a CE course or program, you can determine whether you meet English proficiency requirements by self-assessment prior to enrolling. We want to empower you, the learner, to progress successfully. Completing this self-assessment will enable you to make a good decision on whether you can complete one of our programs.

Intermediate English Skills

Most CE professional development courses and programs require at least intermediate English skills, which are equivalent to a B2 level of English language proficiency on the Self-Assessment Form. When assessing yourself, be sure to read through each of the categories under Column B2 to make sure you meet proficiency requirements.

Advanced English Skills

Online Distance Learning courses and microcreds are for-credit courses and might require more advanced English skills, equivalent to a C1 level on the Learner Self-Assessment Form. Be sure to read through each of the categories under Column C1 to make sure you meet proficiency requirements.

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