The Innocence Network is an affiliation of 69 organizations dedicated to providing pro bono legal and investigative services to individuals seeking to prove innocence of crimes for which they have been convicted, working to redress the causes of wrongful convictions, and supporting the exonerated after they are freed in the United States and abroad. The Innocence Project, a not-for-profit organization that works to exonerate the innocent through post-conviction DNA testing and develop and implement policy changes to prevent wrongful convictions and otherwise reform the criminal justice system, is one of the founding members of the Innocence Network and provides support for the Innocence Network Support Unit, a team of four employees who help facilitate the work of the Network.
The Innocence Network Support Unit is seeking an intern to support the operational activities of the Innocence Network. The Network Intern will report to the Network Operations Associate and will work with other members of the Network Support Unit. The intern can expect to gain direct exposure to various areas of non-profit management as well as exposure to a national coalition of criminal justice reform organizations. This is an unpaid internship, but letters of recommendation and documentation of the internship for course credit can be provided upon completion. The internship is based in the Innocence Project office in lower Manhattan and requires a minimum commitment of at least two full days a week; however, the time frame and schedule are flexible. Please note that this is not a legal internship and is better suited for individuals looking to pursue careers in the non-profit management sector. Read more.