Communications and Design Intern - Spring 2024

Common Justice is seeking a Communications and Design intern who can help the organization build upon its current social media presence and graphic design needs.

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 programs in the United States to focus on violent felonies in 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.  

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is equipped with concise written and verbal communication, and excellent time-management and organizational skills. A creative outlook and collaborative spirit are musts, as well as the ability to work independently and with a group. 


  • Support the creation of compelling storytelling content that highlights our mission and impact, such as drafting social media content and blogs, creating reporter lists, helping pitch outlets 
  • Create graphics for the Policy, Organizing, and Communications teams following the Common Justice Brand Guidelines. 
  • Assist the Comms team with planning, execution and analysis of media and communication strategies and campaigns.  
  • Research relevant topics to discuss in our weekly news meetings.  
  • Work closely with the Communications, Policy, and Organizing teams.  


  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or certification in Communications, Journalism, Communications Design, Graphic Design, or other related field.  
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and concise manner. 
  • Must be comfortable working with Canva and/or Adobe Creative Cloud.  
  • Experience with web design is a plus.  
  • A deep understanding of race, criminal justice, and social justice is a major plus.  

This is a part-time position of 15-20 hours a week from February-May 2024. Hours are flexible, and this is a hybrid internship. Only students who are United States residents and pursuing their degree within the New York City area will be considered.  

Pay is $15/hr.  


To Apply: 

Please visit this link to apply. If shortlisted, candidates will be asked to complete a brief writing assessment.  

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.