Internship Opportunities

 

The Initiative has partnered with a number of prison reform organizations in the D.C. area offering internship opportunities to college aged students.  Through our partnerships, we hope to streamline the intern application process to provide opportunities to interested Georgetown students and serve as a resource pool for these organizations.  The Initiative is also pleased to present the PJI Fellowship program, which will be available to select candidates who find their internships through us.  As a PJI Fellow, the intern will receive a small monetary honorarium from the Initiative to help offset expenses.

For more information on how to apply for any of these internships or to be considered as a PJI Fellow, please contact Aliyah Graves-Brown at aig24@georgetown.edu.

 Catholic Charities 

  Welcome Home Reentry / Prison Outreach Program

Catholic Charities' Welcome Home Reentry Program provides mentoring to men and women returning to their communities after incarceration.  Their goal is to help prevent returning citizens from falling back to previous mistakes by helping them find and follow a path to a new career. The program does this by creating a support network centered around volunteer mentors who work closely with returning citizens. Together, they help overcome big and small obstacles on route to finding a job, a safe place to live, and a community of support.

CJJ Catholic Mobilizing Network  

  Opportunities available for Summer and Fall 2019
  Application Deadline: Rolling 

Catholic Mobilizing Network is a national organization that mobilizes Catholics and all people of goodwill to value life over death, to end the use of the death penalty, to transform the U.S. criminal justice system from punitive to restorative, and to build capacity in U.S. society to engage in restorative practices. Through education, advocacy, and prayer, and based on the Gospel value that every human is created in the image and likeness of God, CMN expresses the fundamental belief that all those who have caused or been impacted by crime should be treated with dignity. 

communications intern

CMN seeks to provide an enriching internship experience that acknowledges the skills and interests of each individual intern as well as the needs of our organization. Interning at CMN is a chance to be part of the Catholic movement to end the use of the death penalty and promote restorative justice in the U.S. The internship provides a hands-on, nonprofit experience and the opportunity to build practical and research skills.

General Responsibilities:

  • Research and write about issues related to the death penalty and restorative justice
  • Assist in social media outreach
  • Update CMN databases and learn the basics of website and fundraising software tools
  • Update and assist with website content and materials
  • Contribute to resource development and material creation
  • Work with other staff as needed on a variety of projects

Many of this position’s responsibilities focus on communications work (social media, website, etc.), but flexibility exists for the exact skills and interests of the individual. Opportunities for graphic design and writing exist, and CMN does its best to give each intern one larger programmatic effort that s/he can oversee for an entire semester. Additionally, they are always eager to taylor projects to a particular intern's interests and skills.

CJJ Coalition for Juvenile Justice 

  Opportunities available for Fall 2019   
  Application Deadline: Rolling
   

 

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) is a nationwide coalition of State Advisory Groups (SAGs), organizations, individuals, youth, and allies dedicated to preventing children and youth from becoming involved in the courts and upholding the highest standards of care when youth are charged with wrongdoing and enter the justice system. CJJ envisions a nation where fewer children are at risk of delinquency; and if they are at risk or involved with the justice system, they and their families receive every possible opportunity to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives. 

Communications Intern:

The Communications Intern will assist with the execution of projects to develop and manage the overall provision of email, web-based, and social media communications with CJJ members and other key audiences. S/He will assist the Communications and Member Relations Associate with the monthly newsletter, Facebook and Twitter posts and responses, the CJJ blog, and other forms of member communications. Other duties include data management and administrative/logistical support.  

Candidates are expected to be fast-learners who are flexible and team-oriented, have strong interpersonal skills, and have proficient-to-advanced skills with MS Office suite. Experience with basic HTML, data analysis, and familiarity with juvenile justice issues are preferred. The Communications Intern may be required to write short products and content on specific juvenile justice related topics.

POLICY AND LEGAL RESEARCH INTERN:

The Policy and Legal Research Intern will assist with the execution of projects to develop resources and information to support CJJ’s federal policy agenda and juvenile justice reform efforts. CJJ has specific goals to advance leadership development and youth involvement, as well as current and growing projects in the following areas, among others: eliminating racial/ethnic disparities, improving outcomes and preventing detention of youth at risk of court involvement, and promoting detention reform and alternatives to detention for youth charged with delinquency. 

Candidates are expected to be fast-learners who are flexible and team-oriented, have strong interpersonal skills, and have proficient-to-advanced skills with MS Office suite. Experience with data analysis and familiarity with juvenile justice issues are preferred. The policy analyst/legal researcher will be primarily responsible for researching and producing digests of federal and state juvenile justice statutes and regulations, and may be required to write short products and content on specific juvenile justice related topics.

CCE Council for Court EXCELLENCE 

    Opportunities Available for Fall 2019
    Application Deadline: July 15

Founded in 1982, the Council for Court Excellence (CCE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic organization that envisions a justice system in the District of Columbia that equitably serves its people and continues to be a model for creating stronger and more prosperous communities. CCE identifies and proposes solutions by collaborating with diverse stakeholders to conduct research, advance policy, educate the public, and increase civic engagement.

Policy Intern

The Council for Court Excellence internship program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to improve justice for the DC community. Our internship offers hands-on experience to exceptional students interested in law, access to justice, and nonprofit policymaking, and is designed for students interested in research, analysis, and systemic change within the justice system.

CCE’s internships provide the opportunity for students to:

  • Strengthen their understanding of the justice system in Washington, DC;
  • Participate in the reform of local and federal justice system policies and practices, including the jury system, civil case processing, administrative justice, criminal and juvenile justice, and other issues related to the welfare of children;
  • Improve the general public's understanding of the civil, criminal, and juvenile justice systems through publications and educational programs;
  • Assist in the development of local and federal legislation affecting the justice system; and
  • Work with a dedicated staff and volunteer board of lawyers, business leaders, judges, and other civic members on key justice issues.

General Responsibilities:
Council for Court Excellence interns are involved in research, analysis, writing, project committee support, and community relations in program areas including, but not limited to:

  • Primary and secondary research of local and federal justice system and associated agencies’ practices;
  • Creating public education guides which increase the general public's understanding of the civil, criminal, and juvenile justice systems through publications and educational programs;
  • Development of local and federal legislation pertaining to the justice system;
  • Providing support to the various project committees through attending meetings, researching project leads, etc;
  • Assisting with report release events and other special events as needed; and
  • Attending board meetings with local and federal lawyers, judges, businesses, and civic members.

Qualifications:
Undergraduate, graduate, and law students are eligible for CCE internships. Applicants should have a background in policy or legal research and an interest in one or more of the following areas: public policy, law, courts (civil, criminal, and administrative), civic engagement, government, journalism, public relations, or resource development.

Internships are unpaid, though CCE covers public transportation costs. The Council cooperates fully with academic credit-granting programs. Students receiving academic credit should consult with their professors or advisors concerning evaluation forms or other requirements.

Availability:
Internships are generally 12-16 week unpaid positions located in Washington, DC. We offer three internship sessions that align with the academic calendar: Spring, from January to May, Summer, from June to August, and Fall, from September to December. Positions can be full-time or part-time, based on the needs of the organization and student availability. For best placement results, please apply before the closing deadline for each semester.

 DC Books to Prisons

  Volunteer Opportunities Available Year-Round*

 

Since 1999, DC Books to Prisons Project has provided free books to incarcerated citizens around the country. They also develop and support local prison libraries. Their work is done solely by concerned volunteers on donated time and resources. Yearly, they send out over 5,000 packages that go to incarcerated citizens in over 600 prisons in the United States.  Volunteers will help send books to prisons, usually by reading letters from incarcerated citizens and matching up their requests with donated books.

To volunteer, attend an orientation session (required).  The next orientation session is on Wednesday, March 20th at 6:30pm in the basement of Foundry United Methodist Church, 16th & P Streets NW.  

*This organization cannot accomodate one-time volunteers


drug policy alliance

Opportunities Available for Summer 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling

 

 

The Drug Policy Alliance is the leading organization in the U.S. promoting alternatives to the war on drugs. We envision a just society in which the use and regulation of drugs are grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights; in which people are no longer punished for what they put into their own bodies but only for crimes against others; and in which the fears, prejudices, and punitive prohibitions of today are no more. Our mission is to advance those policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug misuse and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies.

While we address the wide range of social, political, and economic issues touched by the war on drugs, nearly all of our efforts fall under three substantive issue areas: ending the criminalization of people who use, possess, or sell small amounts of drugs; replacing marijuana prohibition with a sensible system of regulation and taxation; and ensuring access to effective, evidence-based health interventions for people struggling with problems related to drug misuse. We approach this work with an emphasis on racial justice and supporting the communities most devastated by the war on drugs.

Legislative Affairs Intern 

Applicants should either be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, or have received their degree within one year of the start date of the applicable internship semester. Interns will work closely with staff to research policy issues, develop issue briefs, analyze federal legislation and assist with administrative work. Interns and their supervisor will work together to create a regular work schedule with a minimum of 24 hours per week. Interns are encouraged to work more than 24 hours per week if they are willing and able, and many interns opt to do so. We will be happy to work with students to obtain credit towards coursework.

General Responsibilities:

  • Writing memos, briefs, summaries and letters on the basis of in-office research
  • Conducting research for policy development purposes
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Lobbying activities
  • Some administrative tasks (e.g. running errands, photocopying, assembling packets, answering the general phone line during peak times)
  • Other general, unspecified support for ONA staff

Qualifications:

  • Strong research, writing, and communication skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to multi-task without constant supervision
  • Desire and ability to work in a self-starter organization
  • Interest in drug policy reform
  • Prior experience in policy research and administrative affairs is preferred but not required​

Application Process: 

Please submit your application with a cover letter, resume, contact information for at least two professional references and brief (2-4 page) writing sample (applicable to drug policy reform when possible).

 

FAMMFamilies Against MAndatory Minimums

Opportunities Available for Summer and Fall 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling 

 

 

FAMM’s mission is to create a more fair and effective justice system that respects our American values of individual accountability and dignity while keeping our communities safe. FAMM’s greatest asset has always been the stories of its members. By sharing the impact of unjust sentencing and prison policies on incarcerated individuals, their families, and their communities, FAMM has helped create urgency around the issue and made the problem feel real to the policymakers who have to be moved to make meaningful change. This two-pronged approach — public education and targeted advocacy — is core to FAMM’s success to date and will remain critical to its work as the organization expands its organizing efforts nationally.

organizing & community buiding Intern 

The OCB intern will work with FAMM’s Director of Organizing & Community Building on community building, programming, and community organizing goals. The OCB Intern will assess DMV’s criminal justice communities and help in implementing strategic programming methods to organize and bring communities together. In addition, the Intern will assist FAMM’s Director at events/presentations, drafting of materials for those presentations, and routine writing and administrative tasks. The OCB Intern will also have the opportunity to complete a project/start a campaign focused on a specific community demographic of interest in conjunction with FAMM’s Director of Organizing & Community Building. 

General Responsibilities:

  • Attend and assist in the planning and organization of events and programs
  • Work to develop and increase the FAMM DMV volunteer base
  • Use the community organizing tool of “one-on-ones” to establish relationships with various key stakeholders and community members to better understand the criminal justice landscape in communities across the DMV
  • ​Complete a project focused on specific community demographic of interest* 

Qualifications:

  • Empathy toward those affected by the criminal justice system
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • ​Strong interpersonal skills 

Outcomes/Deliverables:

  • Thorough and documented plan to implement outreach and engagement in communities across the DMV
  • Research and analysis of best practices of community organizing, specifically through a lens of criminal justice and equity
  • Written timelines and plans for organizing events and community programs focused on advocacy and/or education
  • A developed network of community and civic leaders across the DMV 

Application Process: 

Please include your resume & cover letter with this application and send to twilliams@famm.org. 

Family outreach & storytelling intern

This intern will work with FAMM’s Family Outreach & Storytelling team. We connect directly with impacted family members, prisoners, and other advocates to create stories that will most effectively move the needle on reform. The Intern will work closely with the team in family outreach, story development, and story production, as well as connect with our Organizing, Video, and Legislative teams. In addition, the Intern will assist in organizing Storytelling workshops. This internship will require quite a bit of writing, creativity, and research, as well as a deep dive into the issues surrounding criminal justice reform. The Intern will have the opportunity to initiate and complete a storytelling project. 

General Responsibilities:

  • Family and prisoner outreach: managing incoming email and mail; identifying potential stories and connecting with relevant families and prisoners; maintenance of database
  • Story development: come up with out-of-the-box ways to deliver our stories to best advocate reform; identify cases to use as stories
  • Delivery of cases and stories to other departments as necessary (i.e. specific types of stories to use for fundraising, advocacy, organizing, and social media purposes)
  • Writing: website stories, Op-Eds, workshop materials, blog posts, LTEs, e-alerts, correspondence with prisoners, and more
  • ​Research: learn and use Corrlinks, CourtLink/Lexis Nexis, and other tools to thoroughly vet our cases for storytelling; phone and email contact with families and prisoners 

Qualifications:

  • Empathy toward those affected by the criminal justice system
  • Very strong verbal and written skills
  • ​Strong interpersonal skills 

Outcomes/Deliverables: 

  • Published story on FAMM website, Op-Ed in outside media, among others
  • ​Research and analysis skills, specifically through the lens of criminal justice and equity 

Application Process:

Please include your resume & cover letter with this application and send to aespuelas@famm.org. 

Flikshop Flikshop

  Position Available for Summer 2019
  Application Deadline: Rolling

 

Flikshop is an online platform that enables loved ones and incarcerated individuals to stay connected through postcards. Working with former incarcerated citizens through volunteer efforts and community outreach programs exposed its founder to a group of people whom seemed unable to stay in constant contact with their loved ones due to busy schedules and new prison mail restrictions. 

Data entry intern

We are looking for an intern to work closely with the CEO and Executive Assistant to learn how technology can impact criminal justice reform. In this position you will work as a Data Entry technician. This position is very important to Flikshop and the Flikshop School of Business. It is important to have a strong commitment to social advocacy and Flikshop’s mission of using tech to keep our incarcerated loved ones connected to family and resources. We are making an impact on reentry services in our community, and you may be the perfect fit. Let’s change the world together!

General Responsibilities:

  • Marketing for Flikshop and our direct services (mainly Flikshop School of Business)
  • Lead team meetings to show the growth in data and the analytics we are gathering from the data
  • we are collecting
  •  Communication Management: Follow up with Flikshop customers, staff, and investors, using the data we collect
  • Creating forms and extracting information from customers or other stakeholders
  • Use of SendGrid, Flikshop app and website, Google Sheets, and other applications
  • ​Develop and Maintain Flikshop database of non-profit partners

Qualifications:

  • Capable of working in a fast-paced environment that encourages taking initiative
  • Excellent judgement and organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Courteous, supportive and professional demeanor
  • Ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of the company
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team or individually
  • Must display incentive to take the lead on various outreach efforts to build relationships with advocacy partners, legal advisors, and justice reform groups. A sense of creativity is encouraged

Application Process:

Please send your resume or CV to info@flikshop.com

 Free Minds Book Club

  Position Available for Summer 2019
  Application Deadline: April 12, 2019

 

Free Minds Book Club is a non-profit that works with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated youths and adults. Our mission is to awaken our members to their own potential and inspire them to transform their lives. By employing a unique program model that includes a book club, creative writing workshops, job readiness training, and classroom outreach, we support our members as they heal from violence and pursue education and employment post-incarceration. We are currently seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to serve as the Prison Book Club Intern. This position is a great fit for students interested in social justice, mass incarceration, education, or creative writing.

prison book club intern

​This position is for 10-30 hours per week, and we can be somewhat flexible on scheduling. In addition to regular business hours, we have evening programming on Mondays and Wednesdays. Individuals with availability on either or both of those days are strongly encouraged to apply. This internship offers a unique chance to make a direct and meaningful impact in the lives of people affected by mass incarceration, using the innovative tools of books and poetry.

General Responsibilities:

  • Typing member poetry and providing constructive feedback
  • Writing letters to the incarcerated youths and adults in our program
  • Researching information on job training and educational programs
  • Writing content for our newsletter, the Free Minds Connect, distributed to 500+ members in the federal prison system
  • Creating activity kits and educational worksheets for Book Club members in solitary confinement
  • Assisting with the preparation and planning of our “On the Same Page” community engagement program
  • Attending events to learn more about the criminal legal system and reform efforts
  • Coordinating with volunteers providing program support
  • Assisting with other program support as needed

Qualifications:

  • Interest in the nonprofit sector and social justice
  • Flexible self-starter with willingness to take on a variety of assignments
  • Strong work ethic and a good sense of humor
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and/or graphic design a plus
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage time effectively and work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Passion for books, creative writing, and the power of expression as a tool for change
  • Creative with basic art or design skills a strong plus
  • Available to work a minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Spanish language skills are a plus
  • Native Washingtonians and individuals who have been directly impacted by the criminal legal system are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Process: 

Please send your cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample (1-2 pages, may be an essay, article, or creative writing) to jobs@freemindsbookclub.org with INTERNSHIP in the subject.

Justice Arts coalition

Position Available Summer 2019
Application Deadline: As Soon As Possible

The Mission of the Justice Arts Coalition is to advance arts engagement and its efficacy within the justice system. JAC provides a network of support for those directly involved in the facilitation of arts opportunities in justice settings. To further the advancement of the arts within and around the criminal justice system, we advocate for increased availability of opportunities through which artists can build connections through the sharing of best practices and experiences.

communications intern

The Justice Arts Coalition (JAC), currently in its start-up phase of development, is seeking an Intern based in the Washington, DC area to assist in all areas of online communications, including website maintenance and development, email, and social media, as well as in organizing, advertising, and facilitating local events. This is an unpaid internship requiring a commitment of 15-20 hours/week. We are looking for someone to start immediately, and who can commit through June, possibly July. Most responsibilities will be fulfilled remotely, and will require the use of a personal computer with internet access.

General Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining and updating the Prison Arts Coalition (PAC) website, which will serve as the launchpad for the Justice Arts Coalition site 
  • Reorganizing and beautifying PAC’s online galleries of artwork by people in prison
  •  Messaging via the PAC social media accounts, email account, and website to inform followers of upcoming changes
  • Assisting in the redesign of the PAC website to serve the needs of the JAC
  •  Responding to email inquiries that come through the website
  • Responding to letters from artists in prison to provide them with information about PAC/JAC
  • Assisting in organizing, promoting, and facilitating local events such as exhibitions and convenings
  • Helping to facilitate PAC’s pARTner project

Qualifications:

  • A deep commitment to JAC’s mission, vision, and values
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Possess excellent computer skills (including competency using Wordpress)
  • Able to work independently and complete projects quickly without sacrificing quality and accuracy

Application Process:

Students who would like to be considered for an internship are asked to send a cover letter and resume to Wendy Jason at pacoalitionadmin@gmail.com.

 

 National Juvenile Defender Center

Positions Available for Summer 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling 

 

NJDC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense. Through community building, training, and policy reform, we provide national leadership on juvenile defense issues with a focus on curbing the deprivation of young people’s rights in the court system. Our reach extends to urban, suburban, rural, and tribal areas, where we elevate the voices of youth, families, and defenders to create positive case outcomes and meaningful opportunities for children. We also work with broad coalitions to ensure that the reform of juvenile courts includes the protection of children’s rights — particularly the right to counsel.

policy intern

The Policy Intern supports a full range of state and federal, local and national policy projects and campaigns, in addition to grant research and writing to fund and expand NJDC’s policy initiatives. NJDC is launching major policy activities and events as they gear up for the 50th Anniversary of the In re Gault decision that established children’s right to defense counsel in juvenile delinquency court.

General Responsibilities: 

  • Support NJDC’s Gault at 50 Campaign
  • Policy research, writing, and analysis in juvenile defense/justice
  • Collaborate with attorneys and operations staff at NJDC
  •  Support NJDC’s technical assistance to state and federal stakeholders
  •  Develop and maintain familiarity with NJDC’s partners & allies
  • Conduct outreach to organizations for policy endorsements and events
  • Contribute to NJDC’s website and e-newsletter policy content
  • Administrative programmatic duties as requested
  • Research foundations and grant opportunities
  • Draft grant proposals and policy proposals for funding
  • Support Executive Director’s preparation for foundation outreach
  • Monitor grant deadlines and timelines
  • Attend team meetings, other administrative meetings and events
  • Special event planning and execution for policy or fundraising events

Qualifications:​

  • 1-3 years office experience
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to engage and cultivate relationships with diverse constituents Excellent writing and editing skills, and demonstrated experience creating print and online communications tools
  • Experience or demonstrated willingness to learn grant research and writing
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn juvenile defense and juvenile justice issues
  • Ability to manage timelines effectively
  • Exercise good judgment, discretion, and confidentiality of sensitive information relating to organization’s mission and operations
  • Works creatively and flexibly in a team environment
     

Application Process:

Interested candidates should email inquiries@njdc.info, with Policy Intern in the subject line, and attach a resume, cover letter, and writing sample.

Administrative Assistant Internship

Our team works hard to ensure every child in America’s juvenile courts are represented by counsel, and that the attorney defending them receives specialized training in juvenile defense. Our leadership team is looking for talented individuals to provide administrative support and executive assistance.

General Responsibilities:

  • Filing and office organization, physical files and electronic files
  • Copying and presentation preparations
  • Calendar and scheduling support
  • Phone calls for purposes of scheduling or other administrative tasks
  • Typing for letters, emails, etc.
  • Data entry
  • Travel arrangements and planning
  • Attend team meetings, other administrative meetings and events
  • Special event support

Qualifications: 

  • Excellent verbal skills and professional telephone demeanor
  • Strong computer skills and good familiarity with MicrosoftOffice
  • Ability to manage timelines and project effectively
  • Exercise good judgment, discretion, and confidentiality of sensitive information relating to organization’s mission and operations
  • Works creatively and flexibly in a team environment

Application Process:

Interested candidates should email inquiries@njdc.info, with Policy Intern in the subject line, and attach a resume, cover letter, and writing sample. 

National Criminal Justice Association

Position Available for Summer and Fall 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling

 

 

The National Criminal Justice Association exists to promote the development of justice systems in states, tribal nations, and units of local government that enhance public safety; prevent and reduce the harmful effects of criminal and delinquent behavior on victims, individuals, and communities; adjudicate defendants and sanction offenders fairly and justly; and that are effective and efficient.

policy intern

The National Criminal Justice Association hires interns for semester long internships throughout the year, including the summer. The NCJA's undergraduate internship program is designed to provide substantive experience in criminal justice policy to undergraduate students.

General Responsibilities:

  • Research and write articles for two NCJA newsletters 
  • Summarize and analyzing criminal justice research reports
  • Attend and report on congressional hearings, Justice Department briefings, and other meetings around the city
  • Clerical duties are minimal

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills 
  •  Inquisitive, hard-working students who have a genuine interest in criminal justice or journalism

Application Process:

Students who would like to be considered for an internship are asked to send a cover letter, resume and writing samples (no more than five pages).

*A copy of a current transcript is encouraged.

VSCvoices for a second chance

Position Available for Summer 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling

 

Voices for a Second Chance is committed to improving outcomes for currently incarcerated and returned justice involved men and women through innovative services that improve behavioral health, promote recovery and rehabilitation, and create opportunities for successful transition back to the community and reunification to family.

programintern

The Program Support Intern will assist with time and daily management of the office flow to ensure the efficient operation of the office including managing and distributing information. The Program Support Intern provides support for the organization and to the Program Director. The Program Support Intern is responsible for supporting the Program Director in all phases of organizational development; including but not limited to, implementing the policies and protocols of the organization at all times, planning, organizing, recruiting, directing, and monitoring in order to meet the mission and the strategic goals of the organization.

General Responsibilities:

  • Clerical tasks; such as sending and receiving information
  • Maintaining databases
  • Answering telephone calls
  • Managing online resources
  • Drafting documents
  • Maintaining the messaging center
  • Scheduling, support groups and outreach/event management
  • Greeting clients and vendors by providing general support

Qualifications:

  • Excellent typing written/oral communication and computer skills
  • Have the ability to conduct research independently
  • Ability to multi-task and handle a series of projects
  • Have a well-established attention to detail
  • Be computer savvy and proficient in creating/analyzing empirical data
  • Be self-motivated
  • Able to work independently or on a team
  • Have strong inclination for customer service
  • Be professional
  • Be polite and courteous
  • Be enthusiastic
  • Have good reasoning power
  • Have strong prioritizing and organizational skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Knowledge of criminal justice system, social services, community resources and the unique needs of the justice involved citizen
  • Knowledge of software, databases and word processing programs
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of basic office management

 

Application Process:

Students who would like to be considered for an internship are asked to send a resume and cover letter to aaron@vscdc.org.