Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

Legal Studies Internship


Legal Studies students at the University of Mississippi may complete an internship as an elective course. Internships provide on-the-job experience in practical paralegal skills. Students work a minimum of 135 clock hours at the internship site.  Students receive 3 hours of academic credit, and the current tuition rate and fees apply.

The department is not currently offering LA 495, but any students interested in completing an Internship and have it credited toward the Legal Studies degree, should apply for enrollment in CJ 490. On your application please indicate that you are a Legal Studies degree student.

For more information about the CJ 490 course, and how to apply go to

Students are responsible for identifying a site that is willing to host an internship.  Internship positions may be developed both within the State of Mississippi, out‐of‐state and through the Study Abroad program..

No student will be allowed to enroll for internship credit for working with his/her current or in position(s) which he/she already holds or work for a relative or family member.