Are internships a good thing to do while in high school and in college ?
My mom has some friends in the legal field and they've offered me the opportunity to intern with them so I can get "a feel" for the practice but I don't want to pick up something I might not want to do.
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Abby's answer nailed it! This is an opportunity that should not be passed up. You will learn not only about law, but also about yourself. If you are seriously contemplating law, the thought of an internship might scare you away? Why? Because the role is glorified by the entertainment industry. Every job there is has both good and bad aspects, and knowing both sides can help you make the right decisions. However, if you do it and it is a bad experience, does not necessarily mean it is not for you. There is a lot of difference from one office to the next. Anyway, just give it a try! I bet you have fun!
Melissa K. Dobson
Jenna Zebrowski, JD, MBA
I agree with all the answers above. Internships are incredibly helpful. I'd encourage you to try the internship and be open to learning as much as you can while you are there. At the very least, you'll know more about what interests and inspires you. Like Jenna said, make sure you understand what is expected of you while you are there. Also, be clear about your schedule and when you can/can't be there. While you're there, ask questions and be as curious about the day-to-day as you are about the exciting meetings, court appearances, etc. That will help you get a well-rounded sense of the job.
As well as emotionally mature and make the right decisions. Good Luck.