Internships, provide real, work experience to students in the paralegal and LNC programs. Although similar to the practicum,
the Internship is ideal for students enrolled in the certificate
program as it is a non-credit bearing program. Students are required to
work 120-140 hours over the course of the semester with a law firm,
in-house legal department, or on-campus clinics. Evaluations are
completed by sponsors and students at the end of the term. Every
attempt is made to place a student in their area of interest including,
criminal and civil litigation, family law, real estate, wills and
estate planning, intellectual property, and bankruptcy.
LEI @ Widener Law Center believes in the mutual benefit of an internship program. An internship is a win-win situation. As a student, you receive practical experience in the legal environment, acquire specific skills for inclusion in your resume, and develop a first-hand understanding of law-related office organizations. As employer, a number of our participating sponsors have been so impressed with the caliber of our students that they have retained the student as a permanent employee after the completion of their studies.
- Term: Typically one semester (approximately 12-15 weeks)
- Hours: At least 10 hours each week
- Scheduling: Usually one or two days each week
- Fees: None
- Contact us: LEI@law.widener.edu