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Interns Needed for WV Innocence Project for 2020-2021

The West Virginia Innocence Project (WVIP) is seeking undergraduate interns for the 2020-21 academic year. 

What is the West Virginia Innocence Project?

Located at the WVU College of Law, the West Virginia Innocence Project 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 to work closely with the clients and cases. 

Who Should Apply?

Current full-time WVU undergraduate students interested in careers in law, advocacy, non-profit work or public administration. 

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.

Legal Intern Responsibilities 

The legal intern will work in the clinic for 5-10 hours per week. Tasks will include organizing case files, research for cases, answering mail, screening applications, developing social media posts and other duties as assigned.

How to Apply

Submit your application here. Applications include a resume and cover letter. The application will be open until Sunday, March 15. 


Contact current legal intern Cassidy Riley with questions at or call the clinic at (304) 293-7249.