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Tennessee Innocence Project

Intake Fellow

Tennessee Innocence Project


Job Summary

The Tennessee Innocence Project (TIP) seeks to hire a motivated individual with an interest in the legal profession and the work being done to exonerate victims of wrongful convictions. The Intake Fellow will be charged with managing the application intake process and assisting with investigative efforts under the direction of the Executive Director. The Tennessee Innocence Project receives new applications for representation each week and these requests must be thoroughly processed. This individual will have the opportunity to contribute to meaningful work toward freeing the innocent in Tennessee and will receive foundational experience in criminal law along the way. This position also assists with records requests and document management.

This is a one-year position, with the possibility of a two-year position under certain circumstances.

The Tennessee Innocence Project is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly value a diverse workforce and inclusive culture for all employees.

Location: The position is based in TIP’s Nashville, Tennessee office.

Job Responsibilities


  • Carefully review and document each application for representation,
  • Collect and organize data on each case,
  • Assist with action recommendations at each stage of the application process,
  • Correspond with applicants,
  • Gather court records and organize case files,
  • Assist with interviews of applicants and witnesses, and
  • Assist TIP staff with investigative efforts for current TIP clients.


Key requirements are: attention to detail, appreciation for accurate data, and the ability to work independently and in teams.


  • College degree
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Additional Information


Two weeks PTO

How to Apply

Please attach your resume to a brief cover letter and direct to Suzanne Lemaire Lozier, suzanne@tninnocence.org with the subject “Intake Fellow application.” Please include three references in your resume or cover letter and highlight any experiences that might fit with our organization.


  • Date Posted: April 28, 2021
  • Type: Contract / Temp
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Service Area: Other
  • Salary Range: $22,000/year
  • Working Hours: 37 hours per week