Work For Reprieve US

We currently have no vacancies.

Other opportunities

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 US 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.

Postgrad Fellowships

Reprieve US offers 12 month fellowships in Washington DC or at our partner organization in London and in other locations around the world.  As Reprieve US 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 US 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 [email protected] with Reference [Reprieve Fellow – 2021] 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. 

Please note that fellowships are currently being conducted remotely.

School placements

Reprieve US collaborates with law schools and Universities to enable students to intern with us. In 2020, we hosted more than 20 school students. If you are interested in a placement with us, please fill out an application form and send with your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Reprieve is not currently able to provide direct funding for placements. However, we do accept applications to intern at Reprieve that are funded by universities/public interest fellowships/scholarships, and applications for placements for which students will receive academic credit during the school year.  As an initial step, and prior to applying to Reprieve US, 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 intern at Reprieve, and determine what funding or credit is available. Once you are confident that funding or credit is available for you to volunteer at Reprieve for a period of at least three months, please send us your application to [email protected] It should consist of:

  • Application form;
  • A cover letter of no more than one page;
  • A resume of no more than two pages.

Please indicate in the subject line the [name of your sponsoring institution], and that you are applying for a [funded/credited internship]. 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; and whether there are specific conditions attached to the funding/course credit (for instance, if you have to do a placement focused on legal research).

We will not consider any applications for internships 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.

Please note that due to the pandemic we expect volunteerships in 2021 to be done on a remote basis.

Reprieve skills bank

Reprieve US  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 US, 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. For further information please email [email protected]

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.

Please note that unfortunately this scheme is currently on hold due to covid-19.