Internships at NEIP


Legal Internships
The New England Innocence Project is currently accepting applications for Winter 2016-17, Spring and Summer 2017 legal internship positions.
Undergraduate Internships
The New England Innocence Project is currently accepting applications for Winter 2016-17, Spring and Summer 2017 Intake and Development/Outreach internships.

Legal Internship:
Accepting applications for Winter 2016-17, Spring and Summer 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
For more information and/or 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:
Accepting applications for Spring and Summer 2017 positions
For more information and/or 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/Outreach Internship:
Accepting applications for Winter (2016-17), Spring and Summer 2017 positions
For more information and/or to apply, please send resumes and cover letters:
Hannah Riley, Operations Coordinator, hriley@newenglandinnocence.org

  • Maintain, update, and improve the NEIP website and social media platforms.
  • Track news stories and write social media updates about current events in the innocence world.
  • Assist the Operations Coordinator with creating and sending out regular newsletters and updates to our mailing list.
  • Responsible for mailing list maintenance, processing donations and assisting with donor development.
  • Assist with event planning. Attend and participate in NEIP related functions: hearings, talks, events, and celebrations.
  • Participate 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.
 

Volunteer at NEIP


Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW):
        Those with previous experience working with individuals that have recently been released from incarceration and/or individuals with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Attorneys:
        We are looking for individuals with previous criminal defense or appellate experience, who are interested in committing to legal aid.
Fundraisers:
        Individuals who are interested in organizing or participating in fundraisers benefiting NEIP.