Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Fall 2016 Internship with Vera Institute of Justice

Location: Washington, DC

Department: Center on Sentencing and Corrections

Vera’s Center on Sentencing and Corrections (CSC) works with state and local partners to help them develop cost-effective strategies for protecting public safety by providing non-partisan technical assistance and research support to government officials and criminal justice professionals.
CSC is seeking an undergraduate student for a part-time internship in our Washington, DC office, during the fall 2016 semester.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a motivated student to join a dynamic and innovative staff. The intern will work closely with program staff in the DC office, as well as work remotely with staff in the New York office. The intern will primarily support the work of the Safe Alternatives to Segregation Initiative, a project partnering with state and local corrections departments to safely reduce their use of segregated housing (commonly called solitary confinement) in prisons and jails. Other projects may include work on a national project aimed at increasing the availability of post-secondary education to incarcerated populations and/or the newly-launched Reimagining Prison Project.
The primary responsibilities of the intern will likely include monitoring and analyzing relevant current events, news, and commentary; contributing to an online resource center on segregated housing and drafting blog posts for the resource center website; assisting with the production of a series of national webinars about segregated housing; attending relevant briefings and events in the DC area; and researching and drafting policy memos or other documents. Detailed responsibilities will be discussed during the interview process.

Vera’s Center on Sentencing and Corrections seeks a candidate with the following qualities and skills:
  • A demonstrated interest in and knowledge of criminal justice issues, at the local, state, and/or federal levels;
  • Strong writing and communication skills;
  • Attention to detail and organization skills;
  • The ability to work independently and also with others, effectively and efficiently.

The intern should be available 10-20 hours per week. The hours can be arranged around class schedules or other requirements of the intern’s academic programs.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek funding or academic credit through their school, and Vera will assist the student in meeting academic requirements.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter, a resume, and your dates of availability.Online submission in PDF format is preferred.
However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to:
ATTN: Human Resources / CSC DC Intern Fall 2016 recruitment
Vera Institute of Justice
233 Broadway, 12th Flr.
New York, NY 10279
Fax: (212) 941-9407

Please use only one method of submission (online, mail, or fax). Please do not email your resume directly to a staff member. No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
Apply and read more here.