Internships at NEIP


Legal Internships
The New England Innocence Project is currently accepting applications for Fall 2017 legal internship positions.
Undergraduate Internships
The New England Innocence Project is currently accepting applications for Fall 2017 Intake and Development/Outreach internships.

Legal Internship:
We will begin reviewing applications after May 1st for for Fall 2017 positions.
Preference given to 2L and 3L students
Minimum 10 week commitment, longer preferred
20 hours per week required (although full-time welcome), flexible schedule
To apply, please send resumes and cover letters: Elizabeth Regan, Case Director, eregan@newenglandinnocence.org

  • Update and maintain integrity of existing files, database and statistics.
  • Participate in screening meetings of new inmate applications and perform necessary follow up by contacting and interviewing trial and appellate attorneys and updating case chronology and database
  • As part of the legal team, you will be assigned to review one case and asked to critically assess the possibility of actual innocence, evaluate avenues to exoneration, and craft a review and recommendation memo
  • Attend and participate in NEIP related functions: hearings, talks, events, and celebrations.
  • Learn about the wrongful conviction legal field and pursue projects in areas of your specific interests.
  • Work collaboratively with a team of dedicated staff members on special projects.

Intake Internship:
We will begin reviewing applications after May 1st for for Fall 2017 positions. To apply, please send resumes and cover letters: Elizabeth Regan, Case Director, eregan@newenglandinnocence.org

  • Review and respond to incoming correspondence, including e-mail, voice-mail and letters.
  • Open files for new applicants.
  • Update and maintain integrity of existing files, database and statistics.
  • Participate in screening meetings of new inmate applications and perform necessary follow up to screening meetings by sending letters and updating the databases.
  • As part of the legal team, you will review case documents and may have the opportunity to write recommendation memos.
  • Attend and participate in NEIP related functions: hearings, talks, events, and celebrations.
  • Learn about the wrongful conviction legal field and pursue projects in areas of your specific interests.
  • Work collaboratively with a team of dedicated staff members on special projects.

Development/Communications Internship:
We are accepting applications for Fall 2017 positions through July 7th.  We will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis, and inform applicants of our decision on July 17. To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and a brief (1-2 page) writing sample to: Hannah Riley, Communications Director, hriley@newenglandinnocence.org and Eve Rabinowitz, Development Strategist and Director, erabinowitz@newenglandinnocence.org. Applications will only be reviewed if their email contains all three coponents and are sent to both Hannah and Eve in the same email. Please note that this is not a legal internship, and is open to applicatants of any major. We welcome applicants who are interested in nonprofit development and communications beyond the legal sector. 

  • Assist the Communications Director in:
    • Maintain, update, and improve the NEIP website.
    • Tracking news stories and assist in creating social media updates about current events in the innocence world.
    • Creating and sending out regular newsletters and updates to our mailing list.
  • Assist the Development Strategist and Director in:
    • Donor, sponsorship and grant research.
    • Mailing list maintenance, processing donations and assisting with donor development.
    • Event planning and logistics. 
  • Other tasks and responsibilities include:
    • Participating in screening meetings of new innocence applications.
    • Learn about the wrongful conviction legal field and pursue projects in areas of your specific interests.
    • Work collaboratively with a team of dedicated staff members on special projects.
    • Assist with other innocence-related projects as necessary.
    • Attending and participate in NEIP related functions: hearings, talks, events, and celebrations.
 

Volunteer at NEIP


If you are interested in volunteering for NEIP, please send a short letter of inquiry as well as your resume to general@newenglandinnocence.org.