Tompkins Cortland Community College

PARC230 - Paralegal Internship


This course, to be taken concurrently with PARC 231 Paralegal Seminar, is a capstone course. The internship is a first step toward obtaining employment as it gives the student some marketable work experience. Students in the final semester of the paralegal program apply what they have learned in paralegal courses, and learn how a paralegal functions at work. Each student completes 150 hours of field work in a legal environment under the supervision of an attorney. Each student is required to keep a weekly journal of activities and submit a final written paper on the internship experience. A student with comparable prior law office experience may apply to receive credit for that experience. If approved, the student will need to take PARC 231 Paralegal Seminar only. Co-requisite: PARC 231. Prerequisites: Paralegal Studies certificate major; C or better grade in PARC 130, BUAD 201, PARC 205, PARC 210, PARC 215, and PARC 220, and instructor permission. Up to three prerequisite courses may be taken concurrently. 2 Cr. (6 Lab.). Fall and spring semesters.