Applying for an InternshipParalegal

When to apply for an internship?

  1. Criminal justice internships are usually arranged one semester prior to the actual start of the internship.
  2. Contact the criminal justice internship coordinator for details early to start the application process.

How to apply for an internship?

  1. Complete the Criminal Justice Internship Application form and print it out.
  2. Download a copy of your most current transcripts from MyNMU and attach it to the application form. 
  3. Prepare an up-to-date resume. (Assistance in preparing a resume is available from Career Services.) 
  4. Contact the department secretary at 906-227-2660 to make an appointment to discuss your internship with the internship coordinator.
  5. Bring the completed application form, your transcripts and resume to the appointment with the internship coordinator.

If you qualify for an internship:

  1. The internship coordinator will arrange the internship with the agency of your choice during the semester of your choice.
  2. You will be referred to a contact person at the agency to work out the specific details of your internship (starting dates, work schedule, assignments, etc.).

After you begin work at your internship agency:

  1. You will submit daily journals to the internship coordinator for each 40-hour period that you work at the agency.

When you have completed your hours at the agency:

  1. You will prepare a final paper describing your internship experience.
  2. The internship coordinator will establish your deadline for the final paper.
  3. The internship coordinator will send an evaluation form to the agency to describe your performance as an intern.