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West Virginia Innocence Project Seeks Legal Interns for 2021-2022

The West Virginia Innocence Project (WVIP) is seeking undergraduate interns for the 2021-2022 year. Located in the WVU College of Law, WVIP 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 opportunity to work hands-on with the clients and cases.

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. Internships are unpaid, but eligible to receive class credit through the student's department or major.

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.

Applications will be accepted until March 15, with interviews in April and decisions by May. To apply, fill out this application.

For questions, email