The Northern Virginia Capital Defender Office (CDO), located in Tysons, VA, seeks highly motivated graduate students pursuing a degree in Forensic Psychology, Social Work or related field, with an interest in assisting with the zealous representation of defendants facing the death penalty. The CDO is a pretrial office under the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission that represents people who are charged with capital offenses and who are facing a possible death sentence. The Mitigation Specialist/Investigative interns assist with gathering information and documentation about factors in our clients’ lives that can be used to argue for a sentence other than the death penalty.
The CDO is currently seeking students for the Fall 2017 semester. Interested students should submit a resume and a cover letter to Alexandra Silanskis, Mitigation Specialist, Northern Virginia Capital Defender Office, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is rolling. The CDO is an equal opportunity employer, equal without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or political affiliation.