Fall Internships, Federal Defender Program – Atlanta, GA

The Federal Defender Program, Inc. is a Georgia non-profit organization that provides legal representation to indigent individuals charged with federal crimes in the Northern District of Georgia, as well as death-sentenced individuals in federal proceedings. For the Fall of 2018, there are a number of unpaid internship positions.

Undergraduate interns will primarily work in the Capital Habeas Unit, which represents death-sentenced clients during the habeas corpus appeals process. Students will work closely with the Capital Habeas paralegal team and engage with a variety of cases and projects. Responsibilities include organizing case documents, reviewing trial transcripts, and conducting research on capital punishment and case-specific topics. Interns will also develop professional skills and perform general office duties, such as copying and scanning documents. In addition, students will have occasional interactions with attorneys, investigators, and other FDP staff. Interns will also have opportunities to attend court proceedings.

The Federal Defender Program is located three blocks away from the Five Points MARTA station, in the heart of downtown:

Suite 1500, Centennial Tower

101 Marietta Street, NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

The hours available are MondayThursday 9:00am-5:00pm and Friday 9:00am-4:00pm.

Undergraduate interns are expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week.

To apply, email responses to the following questions to Adira_Polite@fd.org:

  1. Name
  2. School
  3. Graduation Year
  4. Please explain what you are looking for in an intern position
  5. Availability (hours and days)
  6. Work History
  7. Additional Skills
  8. Anticipated Start Date
  9. Contact Information

Please number each answer.

Please combine all components of your application (including your responses) into a single PDF document.

Resumes are not required, but you are welcome to submit one.  Susan Belmonte, GT Pre-Law Advisor, can assist Georgia Tech students with their resumes. sbelmonte@gatech.edu.

The deadline for the fall application cycle is September 3rd at 5pm.

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