Legal Studies Internships

The internship is an integral component of the Legal Studies program. It is designed to enhance a student's total academic experience through a planned period of observation, study, and participation in a law firm, governmental agency, or related organization. The internship is the culmination to a student's academic experience.

Prospective legal professionals benefit greatly from the opportunity to observe and work with practitioners in the field. Internships provide students with the opportunity to apply concepts and principles learned in the classroom; to network with professionals in the legal community, and to analyze on-the-job experiences in light of academic learning.

Application deadlines

Semester Deadline
Spring 2022 Oct. 15, 2021, at 5:00 PM
Fall 2022 Feb. 18, 2022, at 5:00 PM
Spring 2023 Oct. 21, 2022, at 5:00 PM
Fall 2023 Feb. 17, 2023, at 5:00 PM

If you're enrolled in the Legal Studies program, you should become thoroughly acquainted with the materials provided on this page. Detailed information regarding deadlines for internship placements, required forms, and the placement process is provided. Students must complete and email their application materials to the internship coordinator by the stated deadline in order to be considered for placement in a Legal Studies internship. The information that you provide on the required application forms must be typed.

Note: Students who are earning a particular Legal Studies program certificate/degree in conjunction with the BA in Justice must complete a three-credit Legal Studies internship, rather than an internship with a Justice emphasis.