Internship, Summer 2013, Research 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 March 15, 2013

Prosecution and Racial Justice, Research Intern

The Prosecution and Racial Justice Program improves criminal justice outcomes by: partnering with prosecutors to analyze the impact of their decisions and develop policies to address unwarranted racial and ethnic disparities; serving as a resource for research, technical assistance, innovation, and policy development in the areas of prosecution and racial justice; and engaging communities in improving prosecutorial accountability and enhancing public safety. The intern will join the team of lawyers and researchers working together to make justice systems fairer and more effective.

Responsibilities: The intern will work closely with PRJ researchers and will conduct literature reviews, assist with data entry and analysis, help prepare reports and other deliverables, and perform some administrative tasks.

Qualifications: Candidates should be graduate students in the social sciences who possess a strong interest in research methods and matters relating to racial and ethnic justice in addition to solid interpersonal, public speaking, and writing skills. Law students/graduates with background and interest in empirical legal studies will also be considered.

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: PRJ 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 their law schools, colleges, universities or public interest foundations, or through fellowship grants or internship programs.

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