Internship, Summer 2013, Family Justice Graduate Research Intern
Vera Institute of Justice - New York, NY

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Vera 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

Family Justice Program Research Intern

Founded in 1961, the Vera Institute of Justice combines expertise in research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Vera is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit center for justice policy and practice, with permanent offices in New York City and Washington, DC. Our projects and reform initiatives, typically conducted in partnership with local, state, or national officials, are located across the United States and around the world.

Vera°s Family Justice Program provides training and technical assistance to help community-based organizations and government agencies —such as corrections, parole and probation, and juvenile justice entities —adapt case management styles that are strength-based and family focused. The Family Justice Program is an outgrowth of La Bodega de la Familia, a Vera spin-off that broke new ground in leveraging families as a resource to break cycles of system involvement.
The Program seeks an enthusiastic and motivated intern to work full-time for the summer of 2012.

  • Compiling a comprehensive data set from various projects,
  • Transcribing and coding survey and interview protocols of corrections staff, incarcerated individuals, and their family members,
  • Conducting literature reviews as needed, on various topics related to the program ’s work.

  • Strong interest in social justice, current enrollment in a graduate program in sociology, criminal justice, public policy, social work, or a closely related discipline,
  • Experience in or familiarity with the criminal and/or juvenile justice system and with social work concepts strongly preferred
  • Familiarity in SPSS
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong writing and organizational skills

To apply please submit a resume, dates of availability and cover letter to:

However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to
Summer Internships: Family Justice Research 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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