The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project Summer 2017 Internship Program

January 26, 2017

If you are interested in helping people convicted of crimes they did not commit, consider applying to an internship with the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP). In MAIP’s short history, we have helped free 21 people in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. Law students play an essential role in the work we do: student interns help us identify meritorious cases, investigate, draft briefs and other filings, prepare for hearings, and more.

In turn, we hope to expose students to as much variation of work as possible in order to afford them an opportunity to learn through experience the skills involved in the practice of law – skills that are transferable to whatever career path you choose. Students participating in this program will be assigned several cases at a time. They will be writing legal memos, factual memos, recommending what path cases should take, engaged in field investigation, and meeting with clients and witnesses in prisons. Students will participate in our regular office case meetings as well as team and individual meetings with their supervisor

The expected commitment for the summer term is 40 hours per week with some flexibility. Our office is located in the Foggy Bottom area.

Required Application Documents: Resume Cover Letter Transcript Writing Sample 2 References Please email materials to Parisa Dehghani-Tafti at: ptafti@exonerate.org. We are interviewing applicants now and will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Priority will be given to applications received before February 1, 2017. If you have questions, please contact Parisa Dehghani-Tafti at the above email address. We look forward to working with you!

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