2018 Summer Intern

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@commonjustice.org

Common Justice seeks an intern to work closely with our staff during the summer of 2018.

Common Justice develops and advances solutions to violence that transform the lives of those harmed and foster racial equity without relying on incarceration.  Locally, we operate the first alternative to incarceration and victim service program in the United States to focus on violent felonies in the adult courts.  Nationally, we leverage the lessons from our direct service to transform the justice system through partnerships, advocacy, and elevating the experience and power of those most impacted. 

Responsibilities: The Intern may be responsible for the following duties:

  • Develop employment and program opportunities for participants—both victims and defendants;
  • Support staff in building and expanding external partnerships with community-based organizations and groups;
  • Identify and develop resources for Common Justice’s gender-based group work;
  • Identify and develop resources for young men of color who have been harmed by violence and trauma; and
  • Work on additional short-term projects.                

Qualifications: Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Strong interest in the criminal justice field;
  • Strong interest in social and racial justice;
  • Ability to work with a diverse population;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Creativity, flexibility, patience, and follow-through;
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to work alone and in a team environment; and
  • Bilingual English/Spanish desirable.

Formerly incarcerated people are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is a 20-hour paid position.

To apply please submit a resume, dates of availability and cover letter to: jobs@commonjustice.org.

Note: When possible, prospective interns are encouraged to seek independent funding either through an accredited four-year institution, or through fellowship grants or internship programs.

Common Justice is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, or current employment status. Common Justice values diverse experiences, including regarding educational background and justice system involvement. We depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.