DEADLINE: no later than Friday, April 13, 2012 for Summer 2012 consideration. Do not call.
The internship will last 10-12 weeks. The recipient will receive a $4,000 stipend for the summer, to be paid out every two weeks.
About Innocence Project New Orleans:Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO) is a nonprofit law office that represents innocent prisoners serving life sentences in Louisiana and south Mississippi, and assists them with their transition into the free world upon their release. IPNO uses its cases to explain how wrongful convictions happen and what we can all do to prevent them. IPNO works with legislators, judges, lawyers, law enforcement and policymakers to protect the innocent within the criminal justice system.
About the Scholarship
This award seeks an undergraduate student demonstrating academic promise, and an interest in becoming a lawyer or in legal work or reform, especially, but not necessarily, in criminal justice.
We want to give young men and women from communities affected by the criminal justice system an opportunity to be part of the change they want to see in the justice system. We want a young person who is willing to work hard and learn on the job, working with a team of lawyers, investigators and law students. The awardee will get training with other students and receive extensive mentoring from IPNO’s staff. A large part of IPNO’s representation of prisoners is grounded in new facts discovered through investigation. For that reason, interns should expect to spend a significant portion of their time at IPNO doing case investigation.
Applicants must be full-time undergraduates at a university or community college based in the United States. Preference will be given to someone from the greater New Orleans area. Economically disadvantaged students; students of color; and first generation undergraduate college students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
How to Apply
To apply send the following to Kristin Wenstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org (NO CALLS):