Abbey, UK

Monday, August 14, 2017

"I loved my experience so much and was so affected by the shocking experiences and facts surrounding the death penalty that I am about to set off to the US as an Amicus intern in Texas."

Abbey helping out at Art for Amicus

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Bill, TX

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Prospective Texas stallion Bill says "not only has the internship helped me in terms of character progression but also given me solid experience for a career at the Bar."



Francesca, MO

Thursday, August 10, 2017

After detailing her top tips for Missouri, Francesca has left us salivating with her description of Gooey Butter Cake...



Alex, GA

Thursday, August 10, 2017

"Then about halfway through, like clockwork, the attorney I am with will sit back in their chair and say something like: 'So how do you think the Falcons will do this season?'"



Vithyah, UK

Thursday, August 10, 2017

"It was an experience that has shown me that human rights is never black and white, and no fundamental issue is ever too far away to make a difference."

We caught Vithyah reading letters from Andrew Lee Jones in whose name we are founded

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INTERN REFLECTIONS: Maeve

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Former intern Maeve reflects on her internship in Georgia in 2013-14.

"You will be challenged and it's definitely not an easy way to get work experience. But no one I have ever met has ever regretted going for it."



Lucie, LA

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Lucie is feeling glavanised after her time in New Orleans.



Rose, AZ

Friday, June 30, 2017

Month three of Rose's internship brings hot weather, hikes and heated debate in the Arizona Supreme Court.



Shareei, LA

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Reflecting on her time in New Orleans, Shareei says that an Amicus internship is "an opportunity you will definitely not forget."



Christine, MD

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

"Assuming my parents won’t get to read this blog while I am away..." Christine waxes lyrical about her Baltimore experience.



Rose, AZ

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Rose talks about a fundraising fiesta in the second month of her internship.



Rose, AZ

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Rose reflects on her first month of her internship - "I’m definitely thrilled to have been placed in Arizona".



Victoria, TX

Thursday, April 6, 2017

"During my time as an intern over the past seven months, I have witnessed how a poor person accused of a crime has no lobby."



Julie, PA

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Half-way into her year-long internship, Julie reflects on her time in Pennsylvania so far, including the changing political landscape. "Before 8th November it was amusing; now that policies are actually being put in place by the Executive, it feels like a tragedy."



Klara, UK

Thursday, February 23, 2017

"They were no longer a generic group of prisoners facing injustice, but individual people – each with their own hobbies (e.g. stamp collecting), passions (e.g. sunbathing) and talents."

Klara (with our other intern Abbey) helping out at Amicus Training.

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Kirsten, FL

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Here, Kirsten chronicles her trip to New Orleans at Christmas time, highlighting her food experiences along the way: "When travelling I’ve always found that the best way to do it is through food and drink."



Shiryn, UK

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

"I found it staggering to realise that the vital work I have been doing here in the office could help to save a life across the pond."



Sam, TX

Monday, December 12, 2016

Originally published in the Huffington Post, here Sam considers his time in Texas.



Julie, PA

Thursday, December 8, 2016

A message from Dana Cook, Deputy Director of the Atlantic Center for Capital Representation (ACCR)



Kirsten, FL

Thursday, December 8, 2016

"But then I discovered the open road..."



Ani, LA

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

"I was nervous about meeting my first client, but as we starting talking I quickly became comfortable. I met a guy who was my age and was excited to meet someone from the UK."



Hannah, AZ

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

"After having often been told in England that I need to be less emotionally involved in or attached to the work I do, it has been a pleasure to work in an environment where loving and caring for clients is something to be celebrated and where caring for the prisoners’ overall well-being is prioritised alongside the processing of their legal claims."



Caroline, MS

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

"For anyone interested in criminal law, who would turn down an opportunity to be involved in the most serious cases in a place that inflicts death on those it finds guilty?"



Kate, UK

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

"You come away with not only legal skills and increased human rights knowledge, but also friends and life skills."



Julie, PA

Friday, September 30, 2016

"The last word should go to the victim's mother who said: "I was glad he didn't get the death penalty. It wasn't one of the things I wanted. Two wrongs don't make a right.""



Dan, UK

Friday, September 30, 2016

"I wasn’t completely set on studying law at all until about a month into my internship. Being exposed to what Amicus does for so many people across the Atlantic further fuelled my desire to study law as a means to help less fortunate people."



Cecile, UK

Monday, September 5, 2016

"Now that I am in Paris, I have noticed that everything I have learned throughout the past three months is following me everywhere. It has changed the way I see things."



Sam, TX

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A quick update from Sam, who is enjoying his internship at one Amicus' newest affiliate offices.



Guy, UK

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Guy looks back at his stint in the Amicus office, somehow neglecting to mention the number of cakes he got through.



Sarah, PA

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

"Perhaps it was because he was such a nice and ‘normal’ man, or maybe I would have had this reaction regardless of the person I had met, but as soon as I walked out of the prison I started crying."