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There are many ways to become involved in our work. You can support our campaigns, make a donation, carry out a paid internship through a sponsoring institution, or work for Reprieve U.S. Whatever you choose to do, your contribution is valued by us.
We are proud of our diversity and we want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to contribute to our work. With that goal in mind, we no longer have unpaid volunteer roles because we recognise that not everyone is in a position to give their time for free. Instead, we are very lucky to have the support of universities who fund summer internships and 12-month fellowships, law firms and corporate partners who offer their staff on secondments, and charitable trusts who fund internships both in the UK and abroad.
Reprieve U.S. offers 12 month fellowships in Washington DC or at our partner organization in London. Reprieve U.S. will also consider applications for funded fellowships based in other locations that are relevant to the fellowship opportunity. As Reprieve U.S. is not able to provide direct funding, we ask applicants to seek sponsorship from Equal Justice Works, law school-funds, corporate foundations and other public interest fellowships.
Individuals interested in undertaking a fellowship with Reprieve U.S. should submit; a letter of interest describing relevant experience and interest in the potential project areas described above, a resume, information about the program or funding stream they have applied for and the status of the funding application, the names and telephone numbers of two professional references, a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with Reference [Reprieve Fellow – 2020] in the subject line, and information about your eligibility to obtain a visa in the event that you are requesting to carry out the fellowship in one of our locations where you do not reside.
Law School placements
Reprieve U.S. collaborates with law schools and Universities to enable students to volunteer with us. In 2019, we hosted more than 10 law school students. If you are interested in a placement with us, please fill out this application form and send with your CV and cover letter to email@example.com
Reprieve is not currently able to provide direct funding for volunteerships. However, we do accept applications to volunteer at Reprieve that are funded by universities/public interest fellowships/scholarships. As an initial step, and prior to applying to Reprieve, please liaise with:
- your university careers office; or
- the relevant scholarship or public interest fellowship coordinator/office; or
- the corporate social responsibility team at your organisation; or
- any other person responsible for coordinating voluntary placements at charitable organizations.
Please discuss your decision to apply to volunteer at Reprieve, and determine what funding is available. Once you are confident that funding is available for you to volunteer at Reprieve for a period of at least three months, please send us your application, which should consist of:
- Application form
- a cover letter of no more than one page
- a resume of no more than two pages
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in the subject line the [name of your sponsoring institution], and that you are applying for a [funded/credited volunteership]. In the body of your email, please stipulate how much funding/course credit you will be eligible to receive; whether any funds can be paid directly to you; and, if you are self-funding and receiving academic credit, whether you have sufficient funds to satisfy UKVI requirements; and whether there are specific conditions attached to the funding/course credit (for instance, if you have to do a volunteership focused on legal research).
We will not consider any applications for volunteerships unless you provide us with the information above and demonstrate that you will be funded for your time at Reprieve. Please bear in mind that we are a charity with limited resources, so we ask that you make the relevant enquiries above as to eligibility prior to making contact with us. We will then review and consider your application, and revert.
For those applicants outside of the UK, Reprieve is able to sponsor a limited number of volunteers to intern at Reprieve each year, provided that you meet the eligibility requirements stipulated by the UKVI for Tier 5 visas here. If you are not a European or British national, please do not apply to volunteer at Reprieve unless, in addition to the criteria above, you are confident that you meet the eligibility requirements for a Tier 5 visa.
Reprieve skills bank
Reprieve U.S. is fortunate to have many experts and linguists in its skills bank, whose unique skills are called upon on an ad hoc and remote basis. If you have particular skills you would like to share with Reprieve U.S., please provide your consent to us holding your contact information and any relevant information about your skills and experience on our secure skills bank database for this year. In the event that we have a suitable pro bono or paid opportunity that arises we would love to get in touch. More information about the Reprieve skills bank can be found here.
Volunteering with capital defense offices in the USA
While we do not have volunteers ourselves, Reprieve assists the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center in the USA to identify suitable volunteers to join their programme. LCAC’s work is vital in challenging the use of the death penalty and their programme offers placements in capital defense offices in the USA. More information about that can be found here.