Intern

Intern

Deadlines:

Summer internship (late May/early June through August):  March 15
Fall internship (early September through mid-December):  July 10
Spring internship (mid-January through May):   November 1

To apply:

Email a letter of interest, your resume, two references, and a transcript (unofficial is okay) to info@fairsentencingofyouth.org. Use “Intern” as the subject of your email, and include your availability and where you saw this posting. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

The intern(s) will become familiar with national and state efforts to end juvenile life without parole sentencing. The intern(s) will assist the CFSY staff by undertaking research projects of varied materials and complexities, attending local juvenile justice meetings, assisting with communications related activities, and performing program support and administrative tasks. College credit eligibility and letters of recommendation provided upon successful completion of the internship. Part-time.

Duties:

• Perform administrative tasks such as filing, data entry, working within Salesforce, and Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook.

• Assist with event planning

• Research, collect and compile data on relevant legislation and individuals serving juvenile life without parole around the country.

• Respond to mail from individuals in prison.

• Represent the Campaign at various juvenile and criminal justice meetings in the DC area.

• Participate in team meetings and state advocacy calls.

• Assist with the collection and distribution of relevant news stories.

• Assist in the implementation of new media strategy.

• Assist in the maintenance of organization’s social networking sites.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

• Commitment to criminal and juvenile justice issues, particularly reform to harsh juvenile sentencing practices in the United States, racial discrimination in juvenile justice, and /or human rights in the United States.

• Some experience working with Microsoft Office applications. Salesforce experience a plus.

• Well developed organization skills with attention to detail.

• Mature and reliable.

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

• Willingness to take direction and work as a team – friendly and courteous, willing to work as part of the larger community efforts to end juvenile life without parole.

• Excellent writing abilities.

• Prefer upperclass standing, graduate students welcome to apply.

The CFSY is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

Deadlines:

Summer internship (late May/early June through August):  March 15
Fall internship (early September through mid-December):  July 10
Spring internship (mid-January through May):   November 1