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Internship

• Starts Jun 2

Summer 2024 – Intern, Greater Justice - New York

🚀 Summer Internship

New York

AI generated summary

  • Candidates for the Summer 2024 internship at Vera Institute of Justice in New York must have familiarity with academic literature, qualitative research design, social justice movements, and the US criminal legal system, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
  • The intern will assist with research and writing to support advocacy campaigns on criminal legal reform in New York, focusing on pretrial justice, parole, sentencing, jail and prison population reduction, and narrative change. They will develop qualitative research questions, track latest news and trends, and contribute to projects aimed at creating positive change in the criminal justice system.

Summer Internship

Legal, Government & PoliticsNew York

Description

  • The summer intern will work under the supervision of GJNY's lead qualitative researcher to advance the team's research and policy priorities that advance both safety and justice for all New Yorkers, including a focus on pretrial justice, parole, sentencing, jail and prison population reduction, and our overarching narrative change strategy, which seeks to understand and change New Yorkers’ (mis)perceptions about mass incarceration. This work may include reviewing existing research, developing data collection tools (e.g., surveys), and conducting data collection. This work may involve travel around New York City.   
  • The summer intern will be directly supported and supervised by GJNY’s lead qualitative researcher. The intern will receive ongoing one-to-one training in qualitative research and policy advocacy. The intern will also have opportunities to collaborate with all GJNY research and policy staff.  

Requirements

  • Familiarity with academic literature and literature review
  • Familiarity with qualitative research design and data collection tools (e.g., surveys, interviews, observation, document analysis)
  • Familiarity with social justice movements, political activism, advocacy, or philanthropy
  • Familiarity with the US criminal legal system, preferred previous knowledge or experience in New York State
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities you'll bring:
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software

Education requirements

Currently Studying
Undergraduate

Area of Responsibilities

Legal
Government & Politics

Responsibilities

  • Support GJNY’s projects on pretrial justice, parole, sentencing, jail and prison population reduction, and narrative change
  • Assist with developing qualitative research questions and data collection instruments
  • Conduct research and writing memos to support advocacy campaigns. 
  • Track the latest news, literature, trends, and ideas from various sources related to criminal legal reform in New York, particularly around the issues of budget justice, bail, parole, and sentencing reform.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

hybrid

Start date

Jun 2, 2024

Location

New York