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 January 15, 2013
Center on Immigration and Justice Research Undergraduate or Graduate Student Intern
Vera°s Center on Immigration and Justice (CIJ) works with government, nonprofit organizations, and communities to improve government systems that affect immigrants and their families. CIJ focuses on two objectives: increasing detained immigrants ’ access to legal information and counsel, and improving relationships between immigrant communities and law enforcement officials. The Center oversees two major federal programs that provide legal information to immigrant adults and children, develops and implements pilot programs, provides technical assistance, and conducts evaluation and empirical research. CIJ staff conduct original research and use evaluation methods to test new approaches to providing services for immigrant individuals and communities. The Center is also developing a research focus on mental health issues related to immigration and criminal justice.
Responsibilities: The intern will have the opportunity to work on two major projects within CIJ, including evaluation of a legal orientation program for custodians of unaccompanied children and a study on identification of human trafficking victims. The range of tasks for these projects include assistance with data collection, data entry and management, data analysis, literature reviews, and helping in report writing. Additional tasks may include transcription of interviews, assistance with outreach for dissemination of study results and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in the social sciences, clinical disciplines, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Strong organizational skills, communication skills, and ability to work as part of a team are essential. Familiarity with immigration, children and youth and mental health issues, mixed-methods research and evaluation experience and/or basic statistical knowledge is desirable.
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 Research 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 an accredited four-year institution, or through fellowship grants or internship programs.
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