Yasmin, MO

Posted on Sep 20, 2018

My internship was with an affiliate non-profit organisation of Amicus' in St Louis, Missouri. The internship itself was focused on a research study that has an aim of proving that the use of the death penalty is arbitrary in the state of Missouri. This mainly encompassed working in the Civil Courts, where you would extract the information you thought was relevant to the study, from the selected case files and upload it to the main hard-drive.

The cases themselves were crimes of first degree or second degree murder, at times they were challenging to read as it involved understanding the processes of the US judicial system. It was also a challenge reading the facts of the cases themselves as they could involve a lot of violence and racism - racism was apparent in the judicial process and it was a point that was incredibly frustrating for me. However, this was quite a learning...

Laura, TX

Posted on Sep 3, 2018

Laura takes some time to talk about her experiences in Texas with us and reflect on what the Amicus internship meant to her.

Winnie, LA

Posted on Sep 3, 2018

Louisiana State Penitentiary
Winnie takes some time to discuss her time in Louisiana and what being an Amicus Matrix Bursary recipient meant for her.

Jaspreet, MD

Posted on Aug 28, 2018

Jaspreet reflects on his time in Maryland.

Julie, PA

Posted on Mar 13, 2018

Julie takes the time to reflect on her extraordinary experiences in Philadelphia.

Vicky, MD

Posted on Nov 10, 2017

Vicky takes away from her internship that "[m]itigation humanises the client in a criminal justice system which aims to vilify defendants. This process is lengthy and time consuming."

Rose, AZ

Posted on Oct 11, 2017

Rose discusses the inspiring people behind "No Noose: Musicians United Against the Death Penalty", a CD produced to fundraise for capital defence work

Alice, MD

Posted on Sep 6, 2017

Alice's month in Maryland whets her appetite for a future three-month internship.

Shannan, MO

Posted on Aug 22, 2017

Shannan reflects on her experience in Missouri so far: "This was my first evidence of how things are different in this city."

Abbey, UK

Posted on Aug 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."

Francesca, MO

Posted on Aug 10, 2017

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

Bill, TX

Posted on Aug 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."

Vithyah, UK

Posted on Aug 9, 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."

Alex, GA

Posted on Aug 9, 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?'"

INTERN REFLECTIONS: Maeve

Posted on Aug 9, 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

Posted on Aug 9, 2017

Lucie is feeling galvanised after her time in New Orleans.

Julie, PA

Posted on Aug 7, 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."

Rose, AZ

Posted on Jun 29, 2017

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

Shareei, LA

Posted on Jun 26, 2017

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

Christine, MD

Posted on Jun 26, 2017

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