Summer 2014 Internship - Legal Department
Vera Institute of Justice - New York, NY

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The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization that combines expertise in research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to assist leaders in government and civil society, examine justice policy and practice, and improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Vera has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. Its 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 is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace.

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 Sing Sing Correctional Facility, lunched with executive-level management, and visited Vera demonstration projects.

Legal Department Intern
Applications are due by February 21, 2014

Vera’s Legal Department provides comprehensive legal advice and assistance to the managers of Vera’s administrative and substantive departments. We are seeking an intellectually agile and hard-working law student with a discerning judgment and strong interest in nonprofit organizations and operations. An interest in the substantive areas in which Vera works (including criminal justice, juvenile justice and immigration), and in employment law and policy, is a plus. The intern, who will work during the summer of 2014, will work with the General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel.

Responsibilities: Tasks may include legal research and writing, policy review and assistance with human resources and other policy creation, and helping to provide strategic advice and counsel to all facets of the organization. The intern will participate in Legal Department and Institute-wide meetings, as well as meetings about many Vera projects, such that the intern will have been exposed to many different aspects of Vera’s work.

Qualifications: Candidates must be law students who are creative thinkers and are able to work independently and to simultaneously manage several tasks. Strong writing, oral communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are a must. While some assignments will consist of traditional legal research, candidates should expect to be exposed to a wide array of tasks.

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

Electronic submissions in PDF format are preferred; however if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to:
Summer 2014 Internship/ Legal Department
Vera Institute of Justice
233 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10279
Fax: 212-941-9407

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but are due no later than February 21, 2014.

Applications received after the deadline will be considered if internships remain unfilled after all on-time applications have been considered.

Funding: Prospective interns must seek independent funding 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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