Summer 2024 – Intern
Reshaping Prosecution, 2 positions
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
Washington, DC, USA
Experience Level
Intern
CategoriesNew
Legal
Legal & Compliance
Requirements
  • Interest in the criminal legal system
  • Demonstrated ability to work with advocates, government officials, criminal legal system personnel, practitioners, and people who are directly impacted by the criminal legal system
Responsibilities
  • Expand and support our network of stakeholders and partners in their racial equity-focused reforms.
  • Create resources and tools for current and previous partners to stay in contact and share updates.
  • Provide programmatic and administrative support to the Reshaping Prosecution Initiative.
  • Help to liaise with site and community partners and project funders.
  • Support logistics for external meetings.
  • Provide guidance and thought partnership related to advocacy and community outreach.
  • Draft written content for newsletters, guides, memos, talking points, etc., about prosecutors’ role in addressing racial disparities.
  • Contribute research and content for site-based memos and reports, public-facing publications, and blog posts.
  • Support project proposal drafting and submission processes.
  • Keep the team up to date on the latest news, literature, trends and elections impacting prosecution reform by conducting research.
  • Conduct landscape analysis regarding community-based organizations, District Attorney offices, organizations that provide restorative justice and diversion programs, etc.