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Reprieve is a licensed visa sponsor, but we are not in a position to sponsor visas (including charity worker visas) for the majority of roles. If we can accept applications from applicants who require a visa for a specific role this will be clearly stated on this page and in the job description.  

We are proud to have an open and transparent pay structure. It is governed by a principle that the highest-paid member of staff will be paid no more than double the lowest-paid member of staff. We strongly welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

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Other Opportunities

There are many ways to become involved in Reprieve’s work. You can support our campaigns, make a donation, carry out a placement through a sponsoring institution, or work for Reprieve. 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 do not 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 placements 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.

Seasonal Placements

We are pleased to accept applications for seasonal fellowships on a rolling basis for those funded by their university or other public interest bodies, with funding disbursed directly to the fellow. We accept applications for placements on academic credit within the school year, and not over the summer when applicants must be externally funded. We cannot consider applicants who wish to self-fund their placements.

Applicants should be available to work full-time for Reprieve for at least 8 weeks.

If available places for seasonal placements are filled we will run a waiting list.

Those interested in applying should carefully read our advert and applicant information as an initial step. We would suggest applicants then discuss the availability of funding with:

  • their university careers office; or
  • the relevant scholarship or public interest fellowship coordinator/office; or
  • the corporate social responsibility team at their organisation; or
  • any other person responsible for coordinating voluntary placements at charitable organisations.

Once you are confident that you meet our funding and availability requirements please send your application to [email protected]. The subject line of your email should be “Your name- seasonal fellowship” and your application should include the following in PDF format:

  • A cover letter of no more than 1 page
  • A CV/resume of no more than 2 pages
  • This application form
  • Details of your proposed funding source and whether you are interested in some hybrid working or a fully remote placement.

Please note that we are unable to consider applications from those who do not meet the requirements outlined above and provide the information requested. For any questions please email [email protected]

We have made conditional offers for our available placements for the summer of 2023. We will run a wait list and contact candidates on the list if a space becomes available, and would welcome applications from those who would like to be added to the list.

Postgraduate Fellowships

Our sister organisation Reprieve U.S. offers fellowships for graduating students who are able to secure full external funding. The fellowships normally run for one year, full time and are based in Washington DC. If you are interested in becoming a Reprieve U.S. fellow please see our advert for full details.

Please ensure you also read our applicant information before applying.

Applications and enquiries should be sent to [email protected].


Reprieve currently works with four law firms to provide secondments for trainee solicitors. Seats at Reprieve can be either 3 or 6 months and our brilliant trainees make a huge contribution to our UK litigation. For more information please get in touch with your firm’s Head of CSR or Pro Bono, and ask about Reprieve secondments.

Reprieve Skills Bank

Reprieve is fortunate hold a skills bank of experts and linguists who support us with their skills on an ad hoc, pro bono and remote basis. If you have particular skills you would like to share with Reprieve or any questions please register your interest by emailing [email protected] to request an application form. Once you have registered we will contact you when an opportunity arises that you may be interested in.