Monday, February 20, 2012

Student Legal Aid Office Internship for the Fall 2012 semester

Are you interested in applying for a Student Legal Aid Office Internship for the Fall 2012 semester?

The Student Legal Aid Office will begin accepting applications starting March 5, 2012 for the Fall 2012 Internship Class.  The closing date for the acceptance of applications is March 27, 2012.

On February 28 at 4:00 p.m., there will be an open Informational Meeting in our new offices in the South Campus Dining Hall (Room 3125 – Third Floor) for students who want to learn more about the Internship Program. 

The Office accepts eight (8) new interns each semester.  The internship has both an office work component and a classroom component.  For the work done in both the classroom and the office, the student receives three (3) hours of graded credit (EDCP 386).  Besides the office hours (6-7 hours per week), the classroom component is held on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

To be eligible, the student must have completed 56 credit hours by the time they begin the internship (12 of which must have been at UMCP).  A minimum GPA of 3.00 is recommended.  After completing the Internship Semester, the Interns can then apply to be a Student Defender.  Student Defenders must be able to give two (2) semesters of service to the program.  Also, Student Defenders are paid employees of the Office and are trained to advise and represent students who have been charged by the Office of Student Conduct for violations of the University’s Code of Academic Integrity and the Code of Student Conduct.

Applications for the Internship can either be obtained from the Student Legal Aid Office in Room 3125 of the South Campus Dining Hall, or downloaded from our website at:

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