Work For Us

We are not currently recruiting for any roles, but please check back soon.

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.

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, law school-funds, corporate foundations and other public interest fellowships. Please see our 2022 fellowships advert for full details and information on how to apply.

School placements

Reprieve US is pleased to collaborate with law schools and Universities to enable students to intern with us for periods of 3 months or longer. For full details and information on how to apply please see our advert.

Reprieve is not 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.

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. If you have any questions please get in touch by emailing [email protected]

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.