Summer 2024 – Research Intern
Beyond Jails Initiative
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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 • Brooklyn, NY, USA
Experience Level
Intern
Desired Skills
Python
R
SQL
Tableau
CategoriesNew
Lab & Research
Interdisciplinary Research
Requirements
  • Experience conducting analysis of quantitative data
  • Comfort working with quantitative data
  • Commitment to advancing racial and gender equity in work
  • Curiosity about emerging research and advocacy in the criminal justice space
  • Strong writing skills
  • Completed or currently enrolled in a social sciences program at the undergraduate or graduate level, with quantitative research training
  • Professional, personal or academic engagement with issues of mass incarceration and mass criminalization
  • Experience conducting research using different methods (quant analysis, analysis of interview and survey data, archival research, etc.)
  • Proficiency in data visualization, database, and/or coding tools such as SQL, Python, Tableau and others
  • Technical knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, and at least one statistical software: R, Stata
Responsibilities
  • Quantitative analysis of court data
  • Preparing findings for different audiences
  • Cleaning and analysis of criminal legal system administrative data
  • Cataloguing data sources and gathering various types of data
  • Writing and presenting literature reviews and memos on pretrial and local criminal legal system issues
  • Presenting findings and implications for policy to Vera teams and external partners