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Summer Internship for Law Students

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The Exoneration Initiative | New York, NY
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The Exoneration Initiative


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The Exoneration Initiative ("EXI") seeks second and third year law student applicants for a volunteer internship in the summer of 2020. Law student interns will assist EXI staff in evaluating cases for potential innocence claims, conducting legal research, writing memoranda, and conducting in-house investigations. There may also be an opportunity for interns to assist in writing articles or studies in the area of wrongful convictions and to accompany EXI attorneys to court appearances. This internship is an exceptional opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in criminal law, whether on the prosecution or defense side - your work here will provide you with insight into all facets of the criminal justice system, from creative forms of investigation to pioneering work in advancing the "actual innocence doctrine" in New York courts.

The ideal applicant will be a second or third year law student with a demonstrated passion for social justice, excellent research, writing, and speaking (communication) skills. As our interns will be constantly theorizing and debating, a desire and ability to think outside the box are essential. Those who have taken evidence and/or criminal procedure courses preferred, but all applications will be considered. Interns will work out of our office in downtown Manhattan, and will preferably dedicate the whole summer on a full-time basis. Prospective interns should be available for interviews immediately.

For more information about our organization, please visit our website at www.exi.org.

The Exoneration Initiative ("EXI") seeks second and third year law student applicants for a volunteer internship in the summer of 2020. Law student interns will assist EXI staff in evaluating cases for potential innocence claims, conducting…

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Send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Rebecca Freedman at exijobapp@gmail.com. Please indicate in the subject line: "Summer internship application." Transcripts not necessary.

Send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Rebecca Freedman at exijobapp@gmail.com. Please indicate in the subject line: "Summer internship application." Transcripts not…

Location

The Exoneration Initiative, 233 Broadway, Suite 2370, New York, NY 10279

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