Internships, provide real, work experience to students in the paralegal and LNC programs. Although similar to the practicum and mentorship, 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.
The Legal Education Institute believes in the mutual benefit of an internship program. An internship is a win-win situation. Our students receive practical experience in the legal environment, acquire specific skills for inclusion in their resumes, and develop a first-hand understanding of law-related office organizations. In return, your office receives the benefit of additional staff support, at no cost. In addition, 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
If you would like to share your knowledge and provide a student with a valuable learning experience, please contact us and information about our program will be sent out for your consideration.