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    Internships, Service Learning, Careers & Post-Graduate Opportunities

    Career Development Center

    Hamline University has a full service Career Development Center where you can learn more about career paths and transferable skills. The Center provides many excellent opportunities from resume help to job search strategies. Students and graduates may access current internship and job openings on Hamline Career Link.

    Paralegal Internships

    All students in Hamline University’s Paralegal Certificate* program must enroll in LGST 5900 (Legal Studies Practicum) and complete a 150-hour paralegal internship in an approved law firm or legal environment of their choice. 

    If you are an employer interested in hosting a Hamline paralegal intern, you may contact our Career Development Center for more information.

    Paralegal Internship Information

    *Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to clients or to the public, except as permitted by law. A paralegal certificate does not qualify the recipient to sit for the bar examinatior or work as a lawyer. 

    Service Learning

    Growing out of Hamline University's vision to be "locally engaged and globally connected,"  the Legal Studies Department strives to cultivate the civic knowledge, skills and values that will best equip students to take meaningful civic action and create sustainable social change. Within their coursework, legal studies students have volunteered as legislative and court monitors, research assistants,  tennant advocates, and legal assistants with a variety of local non-profit agencies. See how these experiences have impacted Hamline students, below.

    Career Opportunities

    Students and graduates of Hamline’s Legal Studies Department have found interesting careers in a variety of settings:

    Librarian in the legislative library
    International Legal Specialist – Merchant & Gould, P.C.
    Paralegal – SiebenCarey
    Legal Assistant – Thompson Rueter
    Paralegal – Xcel Energy
    Support Analyst - Northwest Airlines
    Litigation Technology Assistant – Dorsey & Whitney
    Legal Assistant -  Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office
    Bankruptcy Support Specialist – LPS Default Solutions
    Implementation Associate – Wells Fargo
    Community Coordinator – Midtown Restorative Justice
    Paralegal – Ingenix, Inc.
    Employment law Paralegal - Cargill

    Student Profiles

    Continuing Education Opportunities For Paralegal Certificate Recipients

    Alumni of the Hamline University Legal Studies Department are invited to audit one legal studies course for the purpose of continuing education. All courses are offered on a space-available basis with instructor approval. Alums may take no more than one course each academic year.

    To apply for a course audit, complete the Undergraduate Audit Form located on the Registration and Records web site, following the directions included on the form. To request a waiver for the $100 course audit registration fee, email Judy Dehnel or call Student Administrative Services at 651-523-3000.

    For information on currently available courses or questions regarding the program, please e-mail Judy Gunnarson or call 651-523-2857.