Fall 2014 Intern, Graduate Student

Location: New York, NY

Department: Family Justice

Type: Internship

Min. Experience: Entry Level

The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization that combines expertise in research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to assist leaders in government and civil society examine justice policy and practice, and improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Vera has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New Orleans, and its projects and reform initiatives, typically conducted in partnership with local, state, or national officials, are located across the United States and around the world. Vera is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace.

Vera's Family Justice Program provides training and technical assistance to help community-based organizations and government agencies—such as corrections, parole and probation, and juvenile justice entities—adapt case management styles that are strength-based and family focused. The Family Justice Program is an outgrowth of La Bodega de la Familia, a Vera spin-off that broke new ground in leveraging families as a resource to break cycles of system involvement.

The Program seeks an enthusiastic and motivated intern to work 15 to 20 hours per week during the fall semester.

 

Responsibilities

Assisting with outreach efforts and program activity for a new pilot program in public housing,
Reviewing juvenile justice agency policies including visitation policies, and
Conducting literature reviews as needed, on various topics related to the Vera’s work.

 

Qualifications

  • Current enrollment in a graduate program in sociology, criminal justice, public policy,
  • social work, or a closely related discipline
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong interest in social justice
  • Strong writing and organizational skills
  • Experience in or familiarity with the criminal and/or juvenile justice system and with social work concepts strongly preferred

 

Compensation

Applicants are encouraged to seek academic credit through their school, and Vera will assist the student meeting the academic requirements. Alternative compensation will be arranged for students who cannot receive course credit.

 

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, a resume, and your dates of availability.

Online submission is preferred

http://vera.theresumator.com/apply/sLRYZm/Fall-2014-Intern-Graduate-Student.html

However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to

ATTN: Human Resources / Family Justice Fall Intern 2014 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.

 

Vera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or citizenship status.  To do our work most effectively, Vera needs a staff with diversity in all of these categories, as well as in political beliefs, field of study, type of educational institution attended, and experience with the justice system.  We are proud to have assembled a staff that collectively embodies all these differences.

 

For more information about Vera and the Family Justice Program, please visit our website, www.vera.org.

 

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