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Fall 2024 Legal Intern

  • Intern
  • Start Date: 8/26/2024

The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) is seek­ing a law stu­dent for fall 2024 intern­ships. Applications are due ASAP but no lat­er than June 4, 2024. 

The intern­ship will be hybrid, with both remote and in-per­son pos­si­bil­i­ties for local stu­dents. While we would pre­fer a hybrid work sched­ule, we are open to ful­ly remote interns. Law stu­dents will con­duct legal research about the death penal­ty. The research top­ics may include dif­fer­ences between state cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment sys­tems, pros­e­cu­to­r­i­al mis­con­duct, gov­ern­men­tal trans­paren­cy, the con­sid­er­a­tion of mit­i­ga­tion evi­dence, and racial bias in the admin­is­tra­tion of the death penal­ty. With super­vi­sion by DPIC staff, the legal interns will be guid­ed in per­form­ing legal research, writ­ing mem­os on select­ed top­ics, mon­i­tor­ing lit­i­ga­tion devel­op­ments, and con­duct­ing cross-juris­dic­tion­al analy­ses.  

Applicants should have an inter­est in the Center’s work of serv­ing the media and the pub­lic with analy­sis and infor­ma­tion on issues con­cern­ing cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment. The law intern­ships are part-time, unpaid posi­tions, but we are will­ing to work with your uni­ver­si­ty for intern­ship cred­it. If you have any ques­tions regard­ing the intern­ship, please email Hayley Bedard, DPIC’s Administrative Assistant, at hbedard@​deathpenaltyinfo.​org.

Applications are due by June 4, 2024. To apply, please send a cov­er let­ter not­ing your expe­ri­ence and/​or inter­est in cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment, resume, and legal writ­ing sam­ple in a sin­gle PDF to internships@​deathpenaltyinfo.​org. Please address your cov­er let­ter to Robin Maher, DPIC’s Executive Director.

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Part-Time Positions

Administrative Assistant

  • Part Time
  • Start Date: 6/10/2024

The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) is seek­ing a part-time Administrative Assistant to join its small staff.

DPIC seeks a can­di­date for a 20 to 24-hour per week Administrative Assistant non-exempt posi­tion to pro­vide essen­tial sup­port as a mem­ber of a 10-per­son team. This is a hybrid posi­tion, with the Administrative Assistant spend­ing 2 – 3 days a week in DPIC’s office and the abil­i­ty to work remote­ly dur­ing oth­er hours.

Please send a cov­er let­ter and resume in a sin­gle PDF to careers@​deathpenaltyinfo.​org. Cover let­ters may be addressed to DPIC’s Managing Director Anne Holsinger. Please use the sub­ject line “[LAST NAME] Administrative Assistant Application.” Questions about the posi­tion can be direct­ed to the same email address.

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Law Fellowships

The Death Penalty Information Center is open to requests to host grad­u­at­ing law school stu­dents from any ABA-accred­it­ed law school for post­grad­u­ate fel­low­ships that are par­tial­ly or ful­ly fund­ed by an out­side source. Please con­tact careers@​deathpenaltyinfo.​org if you are inter­est­ed in explor­ing this oppor­tu­ni­ty with DPIC.