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 January 15, 2013
Center on Immigration and Justice, Legal Orientation Program Law Student Intern
Vera ’s Center on Immigration and Justice collaborates with government, nonprofits, and communities to develop evidence-based justice solutions for systems affecting immigrants and their families. The Center also addresses the challenges presented by the increasing convergence of the criminal justice and immigration systems. The Center on Immigration and Justice seeks a law student intern to work on the Legal Orientation Program (LOP). The LOP was created to inform detained immigrants about their rights, and the immigration court and detention processes. On behalf of the federal government ’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, Vera staff work with nonprofit legal service agencies to provide detained people at 27 sites nationwide with basic information about forms of relief from removal, how to represent themselves in immigration court, and how to get legal representation.
Responsibilities: The intern duties may include: conducting background legal and/or policy research; interviewing experts and others; drafting best practice memos and short reports; assisting in developing trainings and presentations; analyzing data collected to inform programs and help develop program plans; and researching potential funders and writing grant proposals. Students interested in the internship should note that while all of the work will be law-related, much of it will be supporting policy and technical assistance. Vera does not provide direct legal services to immigrants
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, excellent initiative, genuine flexibility, as well as a demonstrated interest in immigration, law/public policy, and/or criminal justice. Fluency in a second language is a plus.
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: CIJ LOP Internship
Vera Institute of Justice
233 Broadway,12th Floor
New York, NY 10279
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 their law schools, colleges, universities or public interest foundations, or through fellowship grants or internship programs.
The Vera Institute of Justice values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer
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