Amicus runs various volunteer placement programmes. The UK volunteer placements are based in our London office and vacancies open about four times a year. US general placement volunteers are assigned to capital defence offices for a minimum of three months. There are no deadlines for these placements because the need is year-round. Shorter placements usually relate to a specific project (and therefore have specific deadlines), require a commitment of less than three months and are sometimes open to undergraduates. 

Please click on the links below to find out more. Any bursaries currently available will also be advertised below.

Matrix Causes Fund-Amicus bursary:
Partially-funded Amicus internships in Louisiana

Three bursary recipients, who will be sponsored £500 by the Matrix Causes Fund, will spend 3-4 months in one of Amicus' affiliate capital defence offices in New Orleans. 

Key dates
  • Deadline to submit application forms: Sunday, 28th October  2018 at 23:59 pm.
  • Interviews: TBC (tentatively end November / early December 2018)
  • Placement: Placement dates to be agreed between the successful candidates and Amicus. Placements will commence in 2019 or later, and will be subject to the needs and capacities of the capital defence offices.

In addition to the requirements of the Amicus General Volunteer Placements (see here), a driving licence is essential. The criteria Amicus will use to assess candidates for the partially-funded interns is outlined in the application form.

Can applicants for the General Volunteer Placement Programme apply for the bursary?
General Internship applicants who have already passed the interview stage and are in the process of being placed cannot apply for the bursary. Other General Internship applicants can do so (thereby putting their General Internship applications on hold), but they have to apply afresh i.e. complete the bursary application form.

Can unsuccessful bursary applicants be considered for a wholly self-funded General Volunteer Placement?
Yes, provided that in the course of the shortlisting / interview process, said applicants meet the requisite standard of the General Volunteer Placement Programme. Unsuccessful bursary applicants will not need to apply afresh for the General Volunteer Placement Programme.

Can Kalisher Trust-Amicus volunteers apply for the MCF bursaries?
No, interns in receipt of Kalisher funding to undertake Amicus volunteer placements are not eligible for the bursaries.

Can I choose which office I want to go to?

As part of the MCF bursary programme you will be required to work in offices across Louisiana only.

Can I defer my placement if I get offered a bursary?

As a general rule, if you need to defer your placement you will be required to reapply to the placement programme.

Click here to download the application form.