Fall 2018 Internship, Executive Department (Graduate Student)

Vera Institute of Justice New York, NY
The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization that combines expertise in research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to assist leaders in government and civil society, examine justice policy and practice, and improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. At a time of unprecedented challenge, we're fighting for justice reform built on bedrock American values and grounded in action at the state and local level. This video reflects the urgency within the organization and our intention to build an effective and inclusive team.

In addition to meaningful and engaging work assignments, our Internship Program offers:

* A competitive hourly rate of pay

* Opportunities to network with other interns and staff

* Learning and training experiences with Vera's social justice leaders

Responsibilities

The Vera Institute of Justice seeks an intern interested in nonprofit management to assist the executive vice president and special counsel with projects at the intersection of fundraising and program development. The primary responsibilities of the intern will be to provide research, writing, outreach, and other forms of support for several projects seeking to promote the Vera Institute and secure opportunities to develop and sustain Vera's programmatic work.

Qualifications

* Currently enrolled in a graduate, law or professional school program, preferably in non-profit management or related areas;

* A demonstrated commitment to the values at the heart of criminal justice reform;

* The ability to work with others effectively and efficiently;

* Strong writing and communications skills; and

* Demonstrated experience in fundraising, communications, writing, administration, or non-profit management.

Compensation: $16/hour

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 or current employment 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.