The Liberation Foundation: The Stepping Stone To My Career

Caroline Sende, WH ’26, Loganville, GA

My internship at the Liberation Foundation was an incredibly enriching experience that provided me with valuable insights into the legal field and the intricacies of advocating for incarcerated individuals. Throughout my time there, I had the unique opportunity to delve into the world of legal writing by crafting memorandums that critically assessed the cases of incarcerated individuals. This hands-on experience allowed me to refine my writing skills in a legal context, honing my ability to construct persuasive arguments and analyze complex legal situations. The internship offered an unparalleled learning environment where I gained a profound understanding of the legal processes surrounding incarceration and the potential avenues for individuals seeking release.

The benefits of the Liberation Foundation internship were multifaceted and truly transformative. Not only did I acquire practical skills in legal writing and case analysis, but I also developed a deep sense of empathy and social responsibility. Engaging with the stories and circumstances of incarcerated individuals opened my eyes to the injustices prevalent within the criminal justice system. This experience underscored the importance of advocacy and the potential for positive change through diligent legal work. Being part of a team dedicated to scrutinizing cases and seeking justice was a privilege that instilled a lasting sense of gratitude within me.

I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the Liberation Foundation and its mission. This internship not only allowed me to apply theoretical legal knowledge in a real-world context but also ignited a passion for criminal justice reform. The mentorship and guidance I received from seasoned professionals further bolstered my growth, enhancing my understanding of legal intricacies and effective advocacy strategies. As I reflect on my time at the Liberation Foundation, I am reminded of the profound impact that purposeful work can have on individuals’ lives and society at large.

This is part of a series of posts by recipients of the 2023 Career Services Summer Funding Grant. We’ve asked funding recipients to reflect on their summer experiences and talk about the industries in which they spent their summer. You can read the entire series here

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