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Paralegal Internship Job Description

A paralegal internship is a job in which someone “interns” as a paralegal. During a paralegal internship, the intern works under the direction of a paralegal and “learns the ropes” of being a paralegal. Paralegal internships are generally unpaid and last for a limited duration of time, such as a summer or a few months. A paralegal internship is a perfect position for someone who is thinking about pursuing a career as a paralegal and wants to get real-world experience before making the commitment. Paralegals work under the direction of attorneys in various practice areas and help attorneys get their work done as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Here are a few sample paralegal internship job descriptions:


Paralegal Internship

The candidate will: Gain experience and skill in an office setting and legal environment. File review, ordering medical records, data entry and other administrative work. Responsibilities may vary on a daily basis. Must be: Sophomore level college student or law school student.

Paralegal Internship

The Court offers an internship opportunity for students currently enrolled in paralegal schools, colleges and universities. Works in the Traffic division. Interns may assist with the preparation of legal documents for cases involving child support, spousal support and health insurance issues. Under direct supervision, performs basic administrative, clerical and office support duties. The programs provide opportunities for participants to receive practical work experience and skill development opportunities while learning court procedures and various court operations, functions and activities. Performs telephone receptionist duties. Answers routine questions from the public and refers customers to appropriate court staff. Schedules appointments and meetings and makes meeting arrangements. Retrieves files and assembles documents for use by court staff. Sends and delivers faxes; photocopies files and documents; prepares and distributes large mailings. Types and proofreads a variety of routine forms, memoranda, letters and other documents. Creates and maintains spreadsheets and databases of records and other information. Sets up, organizes and maintains a variety of standard office records and files. Indexes and cross-references documents and files; pulls, rotates and files documents; sends and retrieves files from archives; boxes files for storage; conducts file searches for missing files; scans indexes and verifies court documents; and purges and arranges for the destruction of documents and records. Delivers and picks up court records and documents to and from various courtrooms, sections and other court sites. Unpacks, picks up, distributes and stores forms and supplies; assists in maintaining court stockroom. Provides support for other clerical staff. Be assigned a variety of assignments for the purpose of training and development. Should have completed prerequisite course in Civil Litigation and/or Family Law. The program requires interns to commit to at least one semester and work 12+ hours/week.

Paralegal Internship

The candidate will be shadowing senior consultant solicitor and Head of Islamic Department, Duncan Lewis and working with her team. Will be attending court and barristers' chambers. Using Case management software; opening, managing and reviewing case files, producing letters, legal documents, invoices, Bundles for Court. Calls with clients, courts, barristers and third parties. Attending events with in Houses of Parliament, Government Departments, media interviews etc. Project management e.g. a community awareness campaign. Creating precedent banks. Organising seminars, mailing groups, media requests, meeting Judges, QCs, Members of Parliament. Drafting blogs and articles. Areas covered - Family, Civil, Inheritance, International, Islamic. Should have an excellent academic record (including 2:1 law degree). Should have high written proficiency, proof checking and producing quality documents. Must have experience of working in a fast-paced and demanding office environment.
Note: This job is for 8 weeks' full-time.

Paralegal Internship

The Court offers an internship opportunity for students currently enrolled in paralegal schools, colleges and universities. Works in the Central Operations (Administration/Finance) division. Interns may assist with the preparation of legal documents for cases involving child support, spousal support and health insurance issues. Under direct supervision, performs basic administrative, clerical and office support duties. The programs provide opportunities for participants to receive practical work experience and skill development opportunities while learning court procedures and various court operations, functions and activities. Performs telephone receptionist duties. Answers routine questions from the public and refers customers to appropriate court staff. Schedules appointments and meetings and makes meeting arrangements. Retrieves files and assembles documents for use by court staff. Sends and delivers faxes; photocopies files and documents; prepares and distributes large mailings. Types and proofreads a variety of routine forms, memoranda, letters and other documents. Creates and maintains spreadsheets and databases of records and other information. Sets up, organizes and maintains a variety of standard office records and files. Indexes and cross-references documents and files; pulls, rotates and files documents; sends and retrieves files from archives; boxes files for storage; conducts file searches for missing files; scans indexes and verifies court documents; and purges and arranges for the destruction of documents and records. Delivers and picks up court records and documents to and from various courtrooms, sections and other court sites. Unpacks, picks up, distributes and stores forms and supplies; assists in maintaining court stockroom. Provides support for other clerical staff. Be assigned a variety of assignments for the purpose of training and development. Should have completed prerequisite course in Civil Litigation and/or Family Law. The program requires interns to commit to at least one semester and work 12+ hours/week.

Summer Paralegal Internship

The student will assist case review and preparation. Shall be reviewing and preparing correspondence. Preparing discovery, typing and modifying documents, preparing case folders and trial binders, locating and interviewing witnesses, client intake and maintaining files. Shall be answering phones, sorting and distributing incoming mail, preparing outgoing mail, processing fee payments, scheduling consultations between attorneys and clients, running small office errands.
The candidate shall possess a degree in High school or equivalent. Paralegal coursework in an accredited secondary program of 1 year. Should have fluency in English. Have a demonstrated interest in the law or paralegal studies.

Paralegal Internship

The students matriculating in Paralegal studies may put course work into practice by interning to assist attorneys. Any experience relevant to criminal law would be a plus.

Paralegal Internships

Interns perform a variety of duties at Prairie State depending on their experience level and the needs of a particular office or project. Paralegal interns may interview clients; drafting of pleadings; perform legal research; and assist attorneys prepare for trial. Internship applications from students who have outside funding or seek school credit, or who simply wish to volunteer their time will be considered.

Paralegal Internships

Interns will perform a variety of duties at State depending on their experience level and the needs of a particular office or project. May interview clients; drafting of pleadings; perform legal research; and assist attorneys prepare for trial. Students are welcome.

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