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• Starts Jun 2

Summer 2024 – Intern, Advocacy & Partnerships

🚀 Summer Internship

New York

AI generated summary

  • Education or equivalent experience in program management, strong research skills, proficiency in Smartsheets software, exceptional organization and attention to detail, excellent communication skills, understanding of project management tools, and a passion for criminal justice reform and racial equity.
  • The candidate will be responsible for managing communications from incarcerated individuals, conducting research, drafting memos, and assisting in creating and maintaining a database of elected officials and their staff. They will also provide support for special events and projects as needed.

Summer Internship

LegalNew York


  •  As an intern with Vera’s Advocacy & Partnerships department, you will gain insight into the day-to-day issues affecting those who are incarcerated as well as the opportunity to work alongside and learn more about the range of work Vera does across the country and deeper knowledge on issues and advocacy efforts across the criminal legal and immigration landscape .You are passionate about social and racial justice and motivated to help drive change. You are enthusiastic, collaborative, curious, and kind, and you value working with and helping others. You like creating processes to help teams function, and you like building information systems


  • Education in program management or equivalent work experience
  • Strong ability to conduct research.
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities you'll bring:
  • Proficiency in Smartsheets software.
  • Exceptional organization skills
  • Ability to pay attention to details.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of project management software and models.
  • Interest in criminal justice reform, racial equity, and justice

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Manage the backlog of communications from incarcerated individuals:
  • Review and gather information from communications received from incarcerated individuals
  • Research and respond to requests from incarcerated individuals.
  • Assist with research and drafting:
  • Conduct daily online, media, literature, and news reviews.
  • Draft research synopsis memos
  • Help create and maintain a database of executive and legislative members and staff:
  • Assist with the creation of a quick-reference database providing information on electees and their staff in the state, city, and local governments we work in.
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager, but not limited to:
  • Provide support for special events and projects


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Start date

Jun 2, 2024


New York