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Internships through Employment: The Paralegal Job Hunter's Handbook

  • Deborah E. Bouchoux
  • Susan M. Sullivan
Series / Aspen College Series
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Written by authors with extensive experience in placing paralegal students in successful internships and permanent jobs, Internships through Employment: The Paralegal Job Hunter's Handbook is the only text in the field to focus on internships and permanent employment.

Divided into three sections and#8212; internships, finding the right permanent job, and ensuring success in the workplace and#8212; this concise handbook offers:

  • practical information with a variety of samples including cover and thank-you letters, sample resumes, and sample job-hunting portfolio pages
  • valuable advice not covered elsewhere, such as how to quit a job without burning bridges, how to interview by telephone, how to get around the and#8220;no referenceand#8221; rule, how to respond to online job postings, as well as realistic advice on inappropriate workplace behaviors and ethical concerns
  • a readable, accessible style

Bouchoux and Sullivan, both with wide-ranging practical and teaching experience, have designed this outstanding text to be useful as a coursebook as well as a handbook:

  • each chapter includes Web references, ethics tips, discussion questions, and sample assignments
  • extensive appendices include job hunting resources, sample resumes, sample cover letters and other types of correspondence, and paralegal resources to help job hunters

This book is part of a comprehensive teaching package that includes PowerPoint slides and an extensive Instructorand#8217;s Manual featuring:

  • sample syllabi
  • Internship Timelines: What To Do When in Your Internship Program
  • suggestions for in-class activities and projects for each chapter
  • answers to discussion questions and Web Work questions
  • advice on running a successful internship program
  • numerous forms to be used in an internship program, including:
    • Letter to Law Firm to Inquire About Internship Placement
    • Internship Application Form
    • Internship Contract
    • Memo to Students Regarding Internship Policies
    • Internship Assignment Form
    • Internship Progress Report
    • Evaluation Forms to be Used by Internship Supervisors
    • Evaluation Forms to be Used by Student Interns
    • Time Sheet/Daily Log

*Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law andamp; Business at 800.529.7545 or

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