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Internship Guide

Information for all stages of the Internship process: before, during, and after

Goals & Objectives - Legal Studies/Paralegal Internships

Hands-on, experiential learning is one of Central Penn’s core philosophies.  Although the academic preparation is designed to give students a practical legal education, the classroom cannot provide the same level of experience as working in the field. The learning that takes place in the legal internship experience augments the instruction in Central Penn's academic programs—it is the final piece of your education prior to graduating.

A legal professional must be able to think creatively and exercise initiative, insight, and judgment in applying legal principles in order to fulfill the responsibility and duties delegated by employers. 

  • The program puts emphasis on analyzing facts and the law and relating both in accurate and concise written and oral communication. 
  • The program develops in the student a sense of ethical judgment for assisting attorneys in rendering legal services to the public.
  • The legal professional should be able to adjust readily to varying situations involving professional, social and legal change. 
  • The program challenges students to adapt to varying assignments that require timely performance of duties and development of legal skills.