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• Starts Jun 2

Summer 2024 – Impact Strategy Intern, Initiatives

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

New York

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  • Candidate must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program or have experience in strategy building for social change, demonstrate a commitment to racial equity and social justice, work efficiently both independently and collaboratively, possess strong writing and communication skills, and be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • The Impact Strategy Intern will assist in conducting desk research, summarizing findings for team presentations, compiling materials for strategy sessions, and supporting ad hoc projects to help teams learn and improve their work at Vera Institute of Justice.

Off-cycle Internship

Business, Operations & StrategyNew York


  • The Summer Impact Strategy Intern provides support to the Impact Strategy (IS) team. The IS team works across a variety of topics to learn how to use research, advocacy, technical assistance, and communications to reform our criminal justice system (e.g., Sentencing Reform). This position will focus on supporting newer Vera projects with desk research as well as meeting support, including capturing notes and next steps. 
  • The learning goals of this internship include fostering skills in and an understanding of project management, strategic planning, and program development, in addition to learning more about key areas of justice system reform. 
  • The Summer Impact Pipeline General Intern will work under the supervision of Impact Strategy Associates and in close collaboration with other summer interns, Associates, and Directors on our team.  


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program OR demonstrated commitment to and experience with strategy building for social, political, or policy change" something like that work
  • Preferred:
  • Interest in program strategy
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities you'll bring:
  • A demonstrated commitment to racial equity and social justice;
  • The ability to work both independently and with others efficiently and effectively; and
  • Strong writing and communications skills.
  • Technical knowledge we need you to be prepared to use:
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software including PowerPoint and Outlook

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


  • Conduct desk research and synthesize the findings:
  • Support desk research needed to understand the landscape in specific states where we are working on new projects 
  • Summarize and present findings to the team 
  • Support in the creation of memos to document learnings for internal and external audiences 
  • Compile materials and resources for strategy sessions with Vera teams:
  • Summarize and organize resources into easily accessible formats to be used by the Impact Pipeline team and Vera colleagues
  • Send materials and internal communications outlining agendas, notes and follow-up items
  • Reflect on what worked well and what can be improved about the strategy sessions
  • Assist with ad hoc projects as they relate to Impact Strategy:
  • Support efforts to help teams learn across their different areas of work
  • Other ad hoc duties as needed


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Start date

Jun 2, 2024


New York