Internships

Fall 2024 Legal Intern

  • Intern
  • Start Date: 8/26/2024

Job Description

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.

DPIC strongly encourages applications from historically disadvantaged groups, including formerly incarcerated people, Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and women.


Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct legal research and writing
  • Monitor active litigation in capital cases

Qualifications

Required

  • Current law student who has completed at least one year of law school.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Time management skills
  • Interest in capital punishment, criminal legal system, and/or social justice

Skills

Required

  • Legal research and writing