Internship, Summer 2013, Cost Benefit Analysis Unit Graduate Intern
Vera Institute of Justice - New York, NY

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Summer 2013 Internship Program

The Vera Institute of Justice runs an annual summer internship program for undergraduate, graduate, and law school students. Interns typically work full time in one of Vera ’s departments or centers and programs; some part-time positions may be available. In addition to working on individual assignments, all interns participate in events organized by the internship coordinator. For example, last summer interns visited Rikers Correctional Facility, lunched with executive-level management, and visited Vera demonstration projects.

Applications are due by February 28, 2013

The Vera Institute of Justice is an independent nonprofit organization that combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for safety and justice.

Vera ’s Cost-Benefit Analysis Unit (CBAU) helps policymakers get clear and accessible information on the economic pros and cons associated with criminal and juvenile justice investments, so that they can identify the interventions that are both effective and affordable for their jurisdiction and allocate resources accordingly. CBAU performs cost-benefit analyses and other cost-related studies, provides assistance to jurisdictions conducting their own studies, and carries out research to advance the knowledge and application of cost-benefit analysis in the justice system. For more information on Vera ’s Cost-Benefit Analysis Unit, please visit Responsibilities: Working closely with CBAU and Vera staff, the intern will, perform background research on cost-benefit analysis, justice reinvestment, and criminal justice policy, assist in the preparation of written materials, including memoranda and policy briefs, assist in the planning and development of web-based and written materials for the Cost-Benefit Knowledge Bank for Criminal Justice ( and assist on other projects as assigned.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a bachelor ’s degree and currently enrolled in a graduate program for criminal justice, public administration, law, or a closely related discipline. Experience in a policy-related position and prior experience with issues related to economic analysis and/or the criminal justice system. Demonstrated ability to gather, synthesize, analyze, and communicate information for a variety of audiences. Demonstrated knowledge of criminal justice issues, strong interpersonal skills, verbal and written communications skills and an Interest in social justice and commitment to fairness.

To apply please submit a resume, dates of availability and cover letter.
Electronic submissions preferred:

However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to
Summer Internships: CBAU Graduate Internship
Vera Institute of Justice
233 Broadway,12th Floor
New York, NY 10279
Fax: 212-941-9407

Applications received after the deadline will be considered if internships remain unfilled after all on-time applications have been considered.

Note: Prospective interns are encouraged to seek independent funding either through an accredited four-year institution, or through fellowship grants or internship programs.

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