Opportunities at Reprieve

There are many ways to become involved in Reprieve’s work. You can support our campaigns, make a donation, work for Reprieve, or donate your time by volunteering with us. Whatever you choose to do, your contribution is valued by us.

Volunteering at Reprieve can take many forms. We operate a flexible programme that takes account of your interests and background and we ensure you have the opportunity to see the impact of your contribution at Reprieve and to learn from your time here. We reimburse volunteers for expenses incurred in the course of participating in our volunteer programme. When we have vacancies they are advertised here.

However, we are seeking to grow paid alternatives to the programme because we recognise that not everyone is in a position to volunteer.

As such, we have introduced a Paid Internship for the first time in 2018. We also run a secondment programme with law firms and we have established relationships with a variety of academic institutions in order to offer paid fellowships.

 Paid Internship    

If you would like to make a charitable donation to support our paid internship please click here. We hope to be able to recruit for a Paid Internship position once per year. Future Paid Intern vacancies will be advertised on Reprieve’s Work for Us page. In late 2017 Reprieve worked with the Social Mobility Foundation to target the most talented people from less-privileged backgrounds and sought to provide a stepping stone to a career in the human rights or legal profession. Our new internship lasts for 12 months. The Paid Intern can work within any area of Reprieve’s work including operations, fundraising, casework or advocacy and campaigns. We work with the intern to establish their interests and strengths


Reprieve currently works with four law firms to provide secondments for trainee solicitors. Seats at Reprieve can be either 3 or 6 months and our brilliant trainees make a huge contribution to our UK litigation. To learn more, please get in touch with: Simone.Abel@reprieve.org.uk

Law School Summer Placements

Reprieve collaborates with law schools to enable students to work with Reprieve over the summer – in 2016 we hosted 2 US law school students and in 2017 we hosted 7 law school students. If you are interested in a summer placement with Reprieve through your law school, please get in touch with applications@reprieve.org.uk.

Reprieve is not able to provide direct funding. We ask applicants to seek sponsorship from law school-funds and other public interest funding initiatives.

US post-graduate fellows

For law students, Reprieve offers 12-month fellowships at our London office for those who have secured external funding and are eligible to work in the UK.

The fellowships normally run for one year and the fellows typically work within the casework team on a full time basis. If you are interested in becoming a Reprieve fellow please see more information about it here.

Volunteering with capital defense offices in the USA

Reprieve assists the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center in the USA to identify suitable volunteers to join their programme. We believe that the LCAC’s work is vital and furthers the charitable objects of Reprieve by asssisting in challenging the use of the death penalty. Their programme places volunteers in capital defense offices in the USA. More information about that can be found here.

Reprieve skills bank

Reprieve is fortunate to have many experts and linguists in its skills bank. If the above options are not the right fit for you, but you have particular skills you would like to share with Reprieve, 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. More information about the Reprieve skills bank can be found here.