Vera is seeking a passionate and determined individual to contribute to the Justice Fines and Fees Initiative and is inviting applications from law students for a legal research internship.
About Vera Institute of Justice
The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is a nonprofit criminal justice organization that strives to build just government institutions and safe communities free from the scourge of racism, white supremacy, profit, and inequity that is pervasive in this country’s legal systems.
Roles and Responsibilities of the Intern
- Collecting, cleaning, analyzing, and synthesizing administrative data
- Communicating findings to stakeholders
- Reviewing state statutes related to the assessment and collection of LFOs
- Researching legislative reforms relevant to our work
- Planning convenings and training for partner organizations
- Co-facilitating meetings with partners and stakeholders
Eligibility for the Legal Research Internship
- Experience with collecting, cleaning, analyzing, and synthesizing data
- Understanding of legal financial obligations
- Fluency in Excel and R
- Strong interpersonal and communications skills
- Pursuing an undergraduate degree in criminal justice, criminology, public policy, or sociology or relevant professional experience in a similar field
2 months (35 hours/week)
Upto 2.5L (INR)
Documents Required for Application
- Please submit a cover letter and resume.
- In your cover letter, please explain why you are passionate about criminal justice reform and what you hope to gain from this internship.
How to Apply?
Please find the link at the end of this post.