Act – Intern

INTERNSHIPS

FALL

Session: September-December

Required Hours: 150

Open to: Law School, Grad School, College Students

Application Deadline: August 15

SPRING

Session: January - April

Required Hours: 150

Open to: Law School, Grad School, College Students

Application Deadline: November 15

SUMMER

Session: May - August

Required Hours: 400

Open to: Law School, Grad School, College, and High School Students

Application deadline: March 15

Note: Internships must typically be completed within the months described for each session, although start and stop dates for individual students may vary. The hour requirements described above apply to law student interns and externs. Undergraduate and high school students have more flexibility in their schedules.

LAW STUDENTS

Law interns & externs will work under the supervision of GIP’s Staff Attorneys. Students may have the opportunity to participate in all stages of post-conviction innocence work, including:

CASE INTAKE
  • Screening applications for assistance
  • Pulling, reading, analyzing appeals
  • Conducting preliminary case research
CASE INVESTIGATION
  • Open records requests
  • Reviewing documents
  • Creating work product documents
  • Drafting memos
  • Interviewing clients and witnesses
LITIGATION
  • Legal research and writing
  • Preparing for hearings
  • Appearing in courtroom (if certified under the Student Practice Act)

OTHER STUDENTS

Although we are a legal nonprofit, we are interested in working with students from diverse academic backgrounds. Non-legal interns may the opportunity to work in a number of areas, including:

CASEWORK
  • Collecting and analyzing case data
  • Digitizing files
  • Creating work product documents
COMMUNICATIONS
  • Gathering content
  • Drafting posts and messages
  • Collecting and analyzing performance metrics
FUNDRAISING/DEVELOPMENT
  • Facilitating donor communications
  • Assisting with fundraising activities
  • Drafting fundraising appeals

APPLICATION PROCESS

1

You will fill out a short application form

2

We'll email you additional instructions

3

You'll submit a resume and cover letter

4

We'll create a file and review your application info

5

If selected, we will contact you for an interview