Internships

Summer 2024 Legal Intern

  • Intern
  • Start Date: 5/20/2024

Job Description

The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) is seeking law students for summer 2024 internships. Applications are due ASAP but no later than March 5, 2024. 

The internship will be hybrid, with in-person possibilities for local students. 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 goal to serve the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment and be comfortable with a small office environment.We are willing to work with you to obtain law school credit. The law internships are full-time positions, and students will receive a $4,000 stipend to offset living, moving, and other expenses for the summer unless they are receiving school funding. If you receive less than $4,000 in school funding, we will work with you to provide a stipend to bring you to $4,000. If you have questions, please contact Hayley Bedard at hbedard@deathpenaltyinfo.org. 

Applications are due by March 5, 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.


Key Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

Required

  • Only available to current law students who have 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