Summer 2024 – Intern
Restoring Promise
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Vera Institute of Justice

201-500 employees

Advocates for justice system reform and racial equality
Company Overview
Vera Institute of Justice is a leading organization committed to addressing pressing social injustices, with a focus on reducing mass incarceration, racial disparities, and enhancing public trust in law enforcement. The company's culture is rooted in respect for human dignity, and it employs comprehensive strategies that prioritize public health and accountability. Vera's competitive advantage lies in its successful initiatives, such as the Second Chance Pell Programs, which have increased access to college education for incarcerated individuals, and its legal support for immigrants, significantly improving their chances of establishing the right to remain in the US.
Social Impact

Company Stage

Grant

Total Funding

$250K

Founded

1961

Headquarters

Brooklyn, New York

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

0%

2 year growth

-3%
Locations
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Experience Level
Intern
Desired Skills
Public Policy
CategoriesNew
Management Consulting
Strategy Consulting
Consulting
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, public policy, and/or criminal justice
  • Knowledge of or lived experience with the criminal legal system, prison systems, or corrections
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, PWP, Word)
  • Zoom
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
Responsibilities
  • Conduct comprehensive literature review on prison budgets
  • Analyze financial data to identify trends, patterns, and areas of opportunity or concern within prison budgets and spending
  • Collaborate with the Restoring Promise team to develop clear and concise report summarizing key findings and recommendations
  • Assist in the preparation of presentations and other materials for internal stakeholders and external partners
  • Stay informed about relevant policies, regulations, and trends impacting prison finances
  • Participate in team meetings and discussions to contribute insights, ideas, and suggestions for improving allocation of prison funding with an eye towards human dignity
  • Attend learning opportunities related to justice reform and share notes with Restoring Promise team
  • Attend monthly full team meetings
  • Potential travel to Restoring Promise unit at one of our five sites