Each semester the Innocence Project of Florida welcomes students from around the world to participate in our Intern/Extern Program. The program is an opportunity for students to earn class credits while gaining real-world experience working in a law office.
Each intern is assigned one or two cases which they work on during their internship under the supervision of an IPF attorney or intake coordinator. Every week IPF Executive Director Seth Miller lectures on DNA testing, court procedures, innocence issues, or criminal justice to further their education. In addition, IPF offers internships in the areas of nonprofit resource development and graphic design.
Internships are available for the Spring, Fall and Summer semesters. We take a limited number of interns/externs each semester and are typically are full at least two semesters in advance of the actual internship. If you are interested in doing an internship or externship at the Innocence Project of Florida, please send a cover letter and resume to:
Seth Miller, Executive Director
1100 East Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301
or via email to: email@example.com
Spring 2015 Interns
Allison Daniel (FSU Law), James Bodden (FSU Law), Aline Bryant (FSU Law), Nicole Aleman (FSU Business Administration), Ashley Parker (FSU Law), Brea Dearing (FSU Law), Samantha Adams (FSU Grad School Criminology), Stefan Barber (FSU Law). Not pictured: AnnaLaura Rehwinkel (FSU Law), Stephanie Twomey (FSU Law).
Fall 2014, Summer 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Summer 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Summer 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Summer 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010, Summer 2010, Spring 2010, Fall 2009, Summer 2009, Spring 2009, Fall 2008, Summer 2008, Spring 2008, Fall 2007, Summer 2007, Summer 2006
“Working at the Innocence Project of Florida has been one of the most invaluable experiences of my legal education. The staff here are not only dedicated to the organization’s mission, but are also committed to ensuring each intern has a meaningful experience. Through the office’s weekly seminars, on topics such as investigative techniques, public records requests, and DNA testing, I learned about some of the most important aspects of the post conviction process. I was also encouraged, in completing assignments, to push my own skills and understanding to greater levels – while being fully supported every step of the way. This office is a wonderful testament to how diligent and compassionate representation can make all the difference in the individual case and in the overall lives of the clients. And I will always be grateful for the wonderful time I had while here.”
-Rebekah Pazmino, Brooklyn Law School
“I was a summer legal extern at the Innocence Project of Florida, through the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. I enjoyed my externship so much that I decided to complete my pro bono hours at IPF. I am going into my last year of law school and my summer at IPF has solidified my interest in both public interest and criminal law. I want to work as a public defender after law school, and I believe that having IPF on my resume will be an asset. I improved my research and writing skills, prepared a presentation about my case, and observed court proceedings. The most meaningful experience I had this summer was meeting a current client.
I enjoyed learning from the talented and passionate group of individuals who make IPF successful. My attorney supervisor had an open-door policy and gave me a lot of feedback on my work product. I plan on relocating to Tallahassee after I finish law school and I would like to continue volunteering at IPF. I would recommend highly recommend an internship with IPF.”
- Megan Robinson, UF School of Law