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Spring 2014 - Internship: Nonprofit

Fernandez, Tina V

Course ID: 497P  Unique # 29985  Credit Hours: 4  (Pass/Fail only)
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Tuesday 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm TNH 3.114
Exams:  None
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
Internship - APPLICATION REQUIRED. Application and/or instructions on how to apply for this internship can be accessed on the web:

Please review the course page on the clinical website.

This clinical internship focuses on lawyering for the public in nonprofit settings.  Students engage in legal work in public service offices, gaining hands-on experience that they reflect upon and analyze in a weekly class.  Assignments address topics relevant to the legal profession and professional identity, including ethics, access to justice, advocacy and communication skills, and professional self-development. 

Placement supervisors are experienced attorneys who broadly expose students to the legal activities of their offices, oversee varied and demanding assignments, and provide regular feedback on student performance.  The instructor consults with students about possible nonprofit placements, and each placement must be approved by the instructor prior to registration. 

Students are required to work at least 180 hours at their internships, and students may not receive a salary for their internship work.  Class is held weekly for 50 minutes. 

Students who have previously received credit through the Nonprofit/Government Internship course for an internship at a government placement are eligible to enroll in this course.