2022 Summer Intern, Intervention

Common Justice seeks an intern to work closely with our Intervention team during the summer of 2022.

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. Rigorous and hopeful, we build practical strategies to hold people accountable for harm, break cycles of violence, and secure safety, healing and justice for survivors and their communities.

In our direct service work, Common Justice operates restorative justice- based alternative to prison and victim service program for serious and/or violent felony cases such as assault, burglary, and robbery. The project brings 16-26-year-olds responsible for crimes together with those they have harmed and their support people in a facilitated restorative justice dialogue to determine appropriate agreements to make things as right as possible and take the place of a prison sentence. The work includes intensive supervision and violence intervention work with people who have caused harm, wraparound support for the survivors and their loved ones, and engagement of system actors who play critical roles in the diversion of cases. We aim to meet the needs of people harmed by violence, prevent further harm, and improve the lives of people and communities impacted by violence. While we serve the full range of people harmed by crime, a significant portion of the survivors Common Justice works with are men of color, many of them young adults. Common Justice believes that all survivors deserve more options that resonate with their sense of justice, safety, and respect, and that communities deserve programs that help halt cycles of violence, improve the public safety, and meet their needs.

Common Justice seeks an intern to work closely with our Intervention team during the summer of 2022.

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

  • Develop employment and program opportunities for participants—both victims/survivors and defendants/people who have caused harm who are going through restorative justice processes.
  • Support Intervention staff in building and expanding external partnerships with community-based organizations and groups.
  • Contribute to ongoing curriculum development efforts as needed.
  • Identify/develop resources for and possibly attend/co-facilitate Common Justice’s gender-based group work.
  • Work on additional short-term projects.

Qualifications: Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Strong interest in the criminal justice field and/or restorative justice.
  • 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 part-time paid internship of $15 per hour for 20 hours a week.

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

To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter indicating where you found this position, and availability to [email protected]. Please include “Intervention Summer Intern” in the subject line of your email.

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 educational background and justice system involvement. We depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.

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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Careers 2022-04-19 14:52:34 -0400