Internship Opportunities

The WV Innocence Project is currently seeking 2-3 motivated interns for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Legal Internship with the West Virginia Innocence Project

Part-Time on Campus, Unpaid; Eligible to receive class credit through student's department or major

The WVIP is looking to hire 2-3 interns for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The West Virginia Innocence Project, located at the WVU College of Law, works to exonerate West Virginians who have been wrongfully convicted for crimes they did not commit. Our project is small, made up of law students, staff attorneys, and undergraduate interns. As a result, undergraduate interns have the incredible opportunity at our project to work hands-on with the clients and cases. The WVIP was founded in 2012, and since then, has done incredible work on behalf of our clients. 

The WV Innocence Project is looking for current full-time WVU undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in law, advocacy, non-profit work, or public administration. The legal intern will work in the clinic for 5-10 hours a week. Tasks will include organizing case files, research for cases, answering mail, and other duties as assigned.

The ideal intern is compassionate, dedicated to the mission of the WVIP, and committed to social justice. Qualifications include dependability, self-motivation to complete projects in a timely manner, a strong writing ability, and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds. 

To apply, fill out this application. Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2021. Interviews will take place throughout March and April 2021, with ultimate decisions by May 2021. 

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