Legal Studies Internship Program


An internship is an unpaid or stipend-only opportunity for a student to function in a typical “on the job” environment. Students will work in law offices, corporations, and other industries involved in the delivery of legal services. The purpose of an internship is to connect the world of work with the world of academia. The number of hours involved per week as well as the length of internship period will vary. Students are required to work approximately forty (40) hours for each credit attempted for a minimum of 80-120 hours. Individual schedules are to be coordinated with the student and sponsor.

Student Selection

To qualify for an internship a student must exceed the standards found in the current Wilmington University catalog. In addition, prospective candidates must also have successfully completed LES 120, LES 220 Available Online, LES 314, LES 316, and LES 403 students must also be of junior or senior status. The Program Chair will interview students prior to final selection.

Company Selection

The Legal Studies coordinator will work with prospective students to assist them in finding a position best suited to the student’s career interest. If students are interested in perusing a position outside one of the companies already maintaining an active relationship with University’s internship program the student may submit their desired company/position for coordinator approval and placement.

Student Evaluation

Internships are graded pass/fail. A student’s evaluation will be based on meeting all criteria mutually agreed upon by the student, the faculty advisor and the supervisor at the participating agency. The evaluation process may include written reports, oral presentation and appraisal data provided by the employer.

For more information about specific internship opportunities please contact:
Amy L. O’Dell, Esq.
Phone: (302) 356-6836
Fax: (302) 322-7041

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2016-2017 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2016 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.