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 librarySenior Initiatives Coordinator - Southern Minnesota Regional Legal ServicesRetirement Service Representative - Wells FargoAntitrust and Privacy Paralegal - 3MParalegal – Xcel EnergySenior Court Clerk - Hennepin County Court, Criminal DivisionLitigation Technology Assistant – Dorsey & Whitney Legal Assistant - Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s OfficeBankruptcy Support Specialist – LPS Default SolutionsCompliance and Contracts Administration - Open Access Technology InternationalParalegal - The Nature Conservancy Employment Law Paralegal - Cargill Student Profiles Jennifer Smith '12 Mishel Horta '12 Eugene Shenk '09 May Lee '08 Emerald Gratz '02 Manda Sertich '00 Continuing Education Opportunities For Paralegal Certificate Recipients Alumni of the Hamline University Legal Studies Department are invited to audit one legal studies course per academic year at no charge for the purpose of continuing education. All courses are offered on a space-available basis with instructor approval. If you are an alumnus who would like to register for a course audit and receive the fee waiver, please complete the Undergraduate Audit Form located on the Registration and Recordsweb site and email it to the Legal Studies department indicating your request for an alumni waiver on the form. You will be notified if the registration and fee waiver is approved. For information on currently available courses or questions regarding the program, please e-mail Judy Gunnarson at email@example.com or call 651-523-2857.