I want to work / volunteer at IPNO

IPNO could not take on as many cases as we do, and ultimately free as many innocent people as we do, if it weren’t for the countless hours given by our interns, pro bono co-counsel and volunteers. 

If you would like to help us, please read the following before writing us.

Legal Internships

While IPNO provides legal representation to prisoners, a large part of any legal internship will involve investigation work on individual cases. Both law students and undergraduate interns should expect to spend a significant portion of their time at IPNO doing case investigation.

IPNO welcomes applications year-round from law students and undergraduates from across the U.S. and abroad. IPNO usually hosts up to 10 law student interns during the summer.

To apply:

  • Send a cover letter (explaining your interest and the time you would like to intern with us), a résumé, a non-legal writing sample (if possible) and 2-3 references to InternCoordinator@ip-no.org.
  • Do not call.

Tulane, Loyola, Southern, LSU and Mississippi College of Law students are encouraged to inquire with their schools about externships for credit.

Non-Legal Internships

IPNO is also looking for interns year-round to support our communications, development, nonprofit management and policy work. For more information on this opportunity, click here.

To apply:

  • Send a cover letter (include the dates for which you are available), résumé and a non-legal writing sample to Jené O'Keefe Trigg . 
  • Do not call.

Co-Counsel Opportunities

IPNO's case successes would not be possible without the countless hours that pro bono co-counsel dedicate to helping us with pleadings, case strategies and preparing hearings and arguments. 

If you are a lawyer and you or your firm would like to co-counsel a case with IPNO, please send an e-mail explaining your interest to Emily Maw.

Volunteer Opportunities

We get many offers from people to volunteer but unfortunately, due to the size of our office and the nature of our work, we have a very limited capacity to take advantage of many of these offers.

If you feel you bring a particularly useful skill to IPNO, e-mail Jené O'Keefe Trigg.

Angola Prision