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• Starts Jun 2

Summer 2024 – Intern, Restoring Promise

🚀 Summer Internship

New York

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  • Bachelor’s degree or enrolled in graduate school in economics, finance, public policy, or criminal justice, with analytical skills for large datasets, proficiency in Microsoft Office and Zoom, strong communication abilities, independence, and interest in criminal justice or public finance.
  • Researching prison budgets, analyzing financial data, and identifying trends and opportunities for improvement. Developing reports, preparing presentations, staying informed on policies, and contributing to team discussions. Attending learning opportunities, meetings, and potential site visits.

Summer Internship

Banking & FinanceNew York


  • We are seeking a highly motivated Summer Intern to assist our team in researching and analyzing prison budgets. The successful candidate will gain valuable experience in data collection, analysis, and reporting while contributing to important projects aimed at understanding and improving the financial aspects of correctional facilities. The Summer Intern will be responsible for conducting a literature review and 50 state scan on corrections budgeting, interviewing internal and external stakeholders and experts on corrections spending and resource allocations, drafting an internal memo on lessons learned, and presenting the findings and recommendations. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, public policy, and/or criminal justice OR currently enrolled in graduate school in an economics, finance, public policy, and/or criminal justice program OR Knowledge of or lived experience with the criminal legal system, prison systems, or corrections.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, and interpret large datasets.
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities you'll bring:
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, PWP, Word)
  • Zoom
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, including the ability to present complex information in a clear and understandable manner.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Interest in criminal justice, public finance, or related fields is preferred, but not required.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Banking & Finance


  • Research:
  • Conduct comprehensive literature review on prison budgets, including expenditures, revenues, and allocations using both online databases and direct inquiries, including inquiries of Restoring Promise site partners.
  • Analyze financial data to identify trends, patterns, and areas of opportunity or concern within prison budgets and spending.
  • Collaborate with the Restoring Promise team to develop clear and concise report summarizing key findings and recommendations.
  • Assist in the preparation of presentations and other materials for internal stakeholders and external partners.
  • Stay informed about relevant policies, regulations, and trends impacting prison finances to ensure accuracy and relevance of research efforts.
  • Participate in team meetings and discussions to contribute insights, ideas, and suggestions for improving allocation of prison funding with an eye towards human dignity.
  • Initiative:
  • Attend learning opportunities related to justice reform and share notes with Restoring Promise team.
  • Attend monthly full team meetings.
  • Potential travel to Restoring Promise unit at one of our five sites.


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Start date

Jun 2, 2024


New York