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Summer Internship 2022

Vera Institute of Justice

Summer Internship 2022

Boston, MA +31 locations
  • Responsibilities

    Who we are:The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is a nonprofit criminal justice organization that strives to build just government institutions and safe communities free from the scourge of racism, white supremacy, profit, and inequity that is pervasive in this country’s legal systems. We are an “inside” lane organization that drives change at scale with ambitious public sector leaders who share our commitment to building anti-racist, reparative systems that deliver justice. We leverage our access to government to transform these systems and work collaboratively with stakeholders across many movements—including advocacy, grassroots, and grassroots organizations. Our role is to pilot solutions that are transformative and achievable, harness the power of evidence to drive effective policy and practice, and use advocacy and communications to change narratives and norms.Vera has a staff of almost 300 people and offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace. We expect our staff to embody respect, independence, collaboration, commitment, anti-racism, and equity—both in our outward-facing work and the internal culture of our workplace. We value a range of experiences in people’s educational backgrounds and encourage people who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system to apply.Who you are:The primary responsibilities of the intern will be to provide administrative and research support to the Initiatives Department and the Advancing Universal Representation campaign during the summer. Vera’s Advancing Universal Representation Initiative (UREP) seeks to establish the right to federally funded, universal, zealous, person-centered representation for people whose life, liberty, or community ties are at risk in the immigration system. UREP’s plan is to have national impact by 2030 by passing federal legislation that secures the right for all immigrants in deportation proceedings to have high-quality federally funded representation.This intern will report directly to the Operations Manager and will also work closely with the VP of Initiatives. They will have a unique opportunity to work closely with the Advancing Universal Representation Initiative and can expect to gain meaningful experience in project management and cross team communications.ScheduleThe intern should be available to work up to 35 hours per week during the summer. The dates will be between June 6th and August 12th with some flexibility to accommodate personal and academic schedules.CompensationThe compensation range for internships is $16.00 - $25.00, per hour. Actual compensation will vary depending on factors including but not limited to experience and performance. Applicants may choose to receive academic credit. For those who need to earn academic credit, Vera will gladly assist in working with the school or program to make arrangements and meet requirements.How To ApplyPlease submit cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please explain why you are passionate about criminal justice reform and what you hope to gain from this internship.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Support coordination efforts related to Advancing Universal RepresentationConduct researchTrack the latest news, literature, trends, and ideas around the campaignSupport event coordinationContacting potential vendors Reviewing guest lists Support outreach efforts related to the campaign General research and support to other initiatives related to immigration and mass incarcerationOther Duties As AssignedWhat qualifications do you need?Required:Currently enrolled in high school A demonstrated commitment to racial equity Interest in learning more about criminal legal and/or immigration systems The ability to work independently and with others effectively and efficiently Ability to show initiative, ask questions, and adapt to changing priorities List of required software applications:Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software and ZoomApplications may also be faxed to:ATTN: People Resources / Summer Internship 2022 – Intern, Initiatives (HS Intern)Vera Institute of Justice34 35th St, Suite 4-2A, Brooklyn, NY 11232Fax: (212) 941-9407Please use only one method (online, mail or fax) of submission.No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.As a federal contractor, and in order to ensure a healthy and safe work environment, Vera Institute of Justice is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccine before their start date. Employees who cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability/medical contraindication or sincerely-held religious belief may request an accommodation (e.g., an exemption) to this requirement.Vera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status. Vera works to advance justice, particularly racial justice, in an increasingly multicultural country and globally connected world. We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission. For more information about Vera, please visit Powered by JazzHR7whwcX63Ib

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