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Summer Internship 2024 - Innovation Intern

🚀 Summer Internship

New York

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  • Enrolled undergraduate with interest in technology, AI, machine learning, data science, innovation, human-centered design. Experience with AI tools, racial equity commitment, teamwork skills, writing, technical proficiency needed.
  • The Innovation Intern at Vera Institute of Justice will conduct research, track policy developments in the justice/technology sector, create databases of leaders, compile workshop resources, and assist with ad hoc projects to support innovation, design, and strategy initiatives.

Summer Internship

DataNew York


  • The Summer Innovation Intern will provide capacity support to the Innovation team. The team is seeking an individual who is passionate about social impact work and is curious about how technological advancements, like artificial intelligence, might generate opportunities and pose risks in the criminal legal and immigration systems. This position will focus on conducting desk research to learn more about gaps, challenges, and opportunities of justice technology, deep dive into relevant emerging policies, and collaborate with the Innovation team to generate insights and transform them into potential new solution to the field. This internship will be focused on policy-based research and no coding will be needed. The ideal candidate will be interested in the intersection of justice and technology, while having skills to conduct interdisciplinary research, facilitate conversations on the topic, and offer creative ideas to the Innovation team.
  • The learning goals of this internship include fostering skills in project management, facilitation, innovation and design thinking, identifying how to look at social problems, create approaches and find solutions, and developing an understanding of how research feeds into strategy building.
  • The Summer Innovation Intern will work under the supervision of the Innovation Senior Associate and in close collaboration with the Director of Innovation & Program Development and Innovation Analyst. 


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program
  • Interest in technology, artificial intelligence, machine learning, or data science
  • Preferred:
  • Interest in innovation and human centered design methodologies
  • Courses completed in artificial intelligence (policy, ethics), machine learning, data science, and / or legal technology
  • Experience using Large Language Models, Generative AI, and other AI tools
  • 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
  • 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

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Conduct community and legislative landscape research, and synthesize the outputs:
  • Support desk research needed to create a landscape analysis to support the generation of new ideas
  • Summarize and present findings to the team
  • Research and monitor evolutions in the justice / technology landscape:
  • Develop a tracking system to monitor new policy development and evolutions in the justice technology sector, specifically looking at how new tools are impacting the criminal legal and immigration systems
  • Collaborate with the Innovation team and key stakeholders to conduct trend analyses on the data captured
  • Create a database of leaders working in the criminal legal / immigration and technology spaces
  • Source and compile resources for Innovation workshops:
  • Work with the Innovation team to collect materials, synthesize information, and prepare participants for Innovation workshops
  • Support the Innovation Associate with workshop logistics (including invitations, room bookings, agendas, etc.)
  • Identify introductory resources for all Verans interested in learning more about innovation
  • Summarize resources into easily accessible formats to be used in workshops
  • Assist with ad hoc projects as they relate to innovation, design, and strategy:
  • Support in the creation of memos to document learnings for internal and external audiences
  • Other ad hoc duties as needed.


Work type

Part time

Work mode


Start date

Jun 2, 2024


New York