Madhu Kumar is a scientist with extensive research experience. With a PhD in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Madhu Kumar also serves as a consultant with the New England Innocence Project.
The project staff, which provides pro bono legal support to people who it is believed have been wrongfully convicted of a crime, consults with attorneys, scientific experts, and scholars, and operates with the help of interns and volunteers. Two types of internships are offered, and the project seeks volunteers who are licensed clinical social workers, attorneys, or people able to assist fundraising efforts.
The two internship options are legal internships and undergraduate development and outreach internships. Legal interns will open files for new applicants while maintaining existing files, as well as explore the legal area of wrongful conviction and work on special projects. The undergraduate interns will assist in maintaining social media platforms, newsletters, and mailing lists, and take part in event planning.