Legal Studies students are encouraged, but not required, to complete an internship, and many options are available.

Local internships:  Included here are numerous local law firms, The Tompkins County Attorney's Office, The City Attorney, The Advocacy Center, Prisoners Legal Services, Offender Aid and Restoration, The Village at Ithaca  (advocates for educational opportunities for under served student populations), The Tompkins County Human Rights Center, and more.  The program coordinator will help students find an internship that fits their interests, but we also encourage students to seek out options that we may not know about.  Tompkins County is rich with non-profits and grassroots organization that have policy and law portfolios. 

Ithaca College London Center:  The Center encourages students to apply for internships, and helps student find options that may be of interest to them.  This can include positions in The British Parliament, London law firms, and various non-profits involved with legal advocacy.

Summer Internships: as effective for students in preparing for legal careers and discerning the nature of their interests might be internships students set up in their home towns.  Building connections and networking in their communities can be very helpful, and being able to intern while not also carrying a full course load can be rewarding.  Office of Career Services can be of great help in orienting and preparing students for internship opportunities like these.