Cardinal Internship: Northern Virginia Capital Defender Office (5/22)

Here is a new Cardinal Internship brought to us by Ed Ungvarsky ’90 and Jim Kubat. Undergrads and graduating seniors can apply.  The program starts May 27, so interested students should apply as soon as possible.

The Northern Virginia Capital Defender Office represents men and women who are charged with capital murder and are facing the possibility of the death penalty. Together, a team of lawyers, mitigation specialists, fact investigators, mental health professionals, and other experts expends its best efforts to secure our clients the best possible outcome of their cases and, minimally, to avoid a death sentence.

We are in court frequently and raise many, creative legal challenges to the proceedings. We also investigate as fully and broadly as possible. We investigate both the guilt-innocence phase of the trial as well as the penalty phase, looking for reasons that our clients’ lives should be spared. The investigations take place all over Virginia, other states, and internationally.

The work of the full-time members of the defense team is supported by volunteer lawyers, law students, graduate students in forensic psychology and social work, and (sometimes) undergraduate students. We recently had internship positions become available for this summer, as two of our law students encountered circumstances that prevent them from coming to our office this summer.

We are looking for a current student or recent graduate who is interested in coming to work with us for the summer. The program starts on May 27, 2014 with a week-long training program.

The Intern would need to have a an active driver’s license. We will respond as quickly as possible to set up a telephone interview.

Unfortunately, we have no funds to support the internship. The office is located in Arlington, Virginia, directly across the river from Washington, D.C. We are located above a Metro station. EEOC requirements and recommendations are observed. 

 Apply via MyCC with your resume and cover letter, addressed to Mr. Edward Ungvarsky ’90, Capital Defender. Deadline is posted as May 22.

Jelisa Adair

I am the Civic Engagement Fellow for 2013-2014. While a student at Wesleyan I double majored in Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and completed a joint thesis during my senior year. I am interested in issues of social justice, mental health, media, and global welfare. 

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