Intake Analyst

The Midwest Innocence Project (MIP) seeks an innovative, compassionate, and justice-oriented individual to join our Kansas City team on the front lines of fighting and preventing wrongful convictions. The MIP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit legal defense organization dedicated to representing wrongfully convicted prison inmates in our five-state region (MO, KS, NE, IA, AR) who can prove their innocence through the use of DNA testing and other newly discovered evidence. The Intake Analyst will play a vital role in the project, particularly in the areas of client communication and case management.


Responsibilities include:

  • Answering phones and responding to calls from clients, their families, potential new clients, and the public.
  • Processing incoming mail from applicants; posting and sending outgoing legal mail.
  • Pre-screening intake forms and questionnaires for the MIP and our partner organizations.
  • Locating, collecting, compiling, scanning, and organizing court and evidence records.
  • Creating, organizing, and managing physical and electronic files.
  • Responding to intake and status request letters from applicants and sending out timely reminders regarding the status of an application.
  • Responding to email inquiries from families and friends of potential new clients.
  • Maintaining case databases, including case statuses and grant reporting information.
  • Scheduling legal calls and visits for legal staff.
  • Interviewing, coordinating, providing tasks, and supervising in-office volunteers, including college students, paralegals, and attorneys.
  • Leading trainings for volunteer attorneys, assigning cases for review, and following up with volunteer attorneys regarding case screens.
  • Participating in case discussions; coordinating roundtables with volunteer attorneys who are screening cases.



  • Ideal applicants will be highly motivated, compassionate, and energetic self-starters, who have the ability to work independently and a demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • Familiarity with legal files and/or prior experience as a paralegal preferred.
  • Applicants should be familiar with Excel, Word, and Dropbox.


Application Instructions:

Please send cover letter and resume to Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Salary is $35,000-43,000 DOE. Medical and dental insurance provided.

The Midwest Innocence Project is an equal opportunity employer and strives for diversity among its applicant pool as well as within its staff and board. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds, especially racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, people with disabilities, and smart people with nonlinear/non-traditional experience and educational backgrounds to apply for this position. Most importantly, no matter their background, the person selected for this position must embrace, advocate for, and deeply value equity, diversity, and inclusivity.