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West Virginia Innocence Project Seeks Legal Interns for 2019-2020

The West Virginia Innocence Project is looking to hire 2-3 legal interns for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

The internship will be on campus at the WVU Law School, and will be unpaid. Students are eligible to receive class credit for the internship through the student's department or major.

What is the WV Innocence Project?

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. The project is small, made up of law students, staff attorneys and undergraduate interns. As a result, undergraduate interns have the incredible opportunity at the project to work hands-on with clients and cases. The WVIP was founded in 2012, and since then has done incredible work on behalf of 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. 

How to Apply

To apply, fill out this application. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2019. Interviews will take place throughout March and April 2019, with ultimate decisions by May 2019. 

For questions, email