Internship, Summer 2013, Undergraduate/Graduate Student
Vera Institute of Justice - New York, NY

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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 February 8, 2013 Center on Sentencing and Corrections, Graduate Student Intern Vera ’s Center on Sentencing and Corrections (CSC) provides technical assistance and research support to state and local government officials to help them develop cost-effective strategies for protecting public safety. Current projects include: Prison Rape Elimination Act: CSC is working with the National PREA Resource Center to provide tools and information to the corrections field on how to prevent, detect and respond to sexual assault in confinement settings. Justice Reinvestment Initiative: CSC works with states and counties on the development and implementation of justice reinvestment strategies, which is intended to manage criminal justice populations more cost-effectively and generate savings that can be reinvested in evidence-based strategies that increase public safety. States and localities collect and analyze data on drivers of criminal justice populations and costs, identify and implement changes to increase efficiencies, and measure both the fiscal and public safety impacts of those changes.

Reports and Conferences: Each year, CSC drafts a number of policy briefs and reports on nationwide sentencing and fiscal trends. CSC also convenes – through conferences and webinars – criminal justice professionals to discuss successful corrections and supervision programs. Responsibilities: The intern will work closely with CSC staff to identify and research key issues in sentencing and corrections policy and practice. The intern may: prepare written memoranda to be used in engagements with government clients, prepare presentations that will be made to senior policymakers, perform administrative tasks, and develop surveys to collect data on criminal justice trends and practices.

There may be opportunities to attend client meetings, observe staff as they work with clients in various capacities, and participate in strategy meetings. Qualifications: Candidate should possess a strong interest in sentencing and corrections issues in addition to solid interpersonal, public speaking, research and writing skills. Students of all majors encouraged to apply. To apply please submit a resume, dates of availability and cover letter.

However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to Summer Internships: Center on Sentencing and Corrections 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. The Vera Institute of Justice values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer Please visit www.vera.org for information about Vera.

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