Intern with MIP

The Midwest Innocence Project relies on individuals working together to bring about meaningful change to the criminal legal system. Explore internship opportunites below to learn more about ways you can impact change.

2023 Law Student Internships

The Midwest Innocence Project (MIP), a non-profit legal services organization based in Kansas City, MO, offers five full-time law student summer internships. MIP will provide a stipend for summer interns who do not receive independent funding through their law school or other scholarship programs; if the amount of external funding is less than the MIP stipend amount of $6500 for 1Ls and $8,000 for 2Ls, MIP will provide a supplement.

Legal interns will be assigned cases to manage and move forward under supervision of MIP’s legal staff. While interns will assist in all aspects of litigation, including fact development, legal research, drafting motions for DNA testing and other post-conviction relief, case management, and client interaction, a large part of any legal internship will involve investigation work on individual cases.

Ideal applicants will be highly motivated, energetic self-starters, who have the ability to work independently, along with a demonstrated commitment to social justice. Applications will be accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls. Applications for the summer of 2023 will be accepted by email on a rolling basis beginning January 17, 2023 through March 31, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to Rachel Wester, Managing Attorney, at