Federal Defender Criminal Defense Law Opportunity

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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 Spring of 2020, we have unpaid intern positions open to students available to work on a volunteer basis, as well as paid Federal Work-Study positions.

Interns will work primarily in the Capital Habeas Unit, which represents death-sentenced clients during the habeas corpus component of their appeals. Students will work closely with the Capital Habeas paralegal team and experience 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 opportunities to interact with attorneys, investigators, and other FDP staff, and attend court proceedings.

The Federal Defender Program is located downtown, three blocks from the Five Points MARTA station:
101 Marietta Street, NW Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30303

The hours available to interns are Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm and Friday 9:00am- 4:00pm.

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

If you are interested in applying,
please e-mail your responses to the following questions to Make sure to number each answer. You are also welcome to submit a resume if you have one available, although doing so is not required. Please combine all application materials (including your resume) into a single PDF document.

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 submit your application by January 3rd, 2020 at 5pm.


  • Workflow Status:Published
  • Created By:Kayleigh Haskin
  • Created:11/21/2019
  • Modified By:Kayleigh Haskin
  • Modified:11/21/2019


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