2011 Summer Internship Projects
Please note the application period had ended. We are no longer accepting applications for these 2011 Summer Projects.
SP-1 ADVANCED INTERNSHIP IN PROJECT ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM PROMOTION
this internship position has been filled
SP-2 UNDERSTANDING NON-PROFIT MANGEMENT (based in NYC)
Many individuals consider working for a non-profit organization when they graduate. There is a huge array of non-profits in the United States. This internship is designed to orient the intern to many facets of a non-profit and to offer direct experiences in certain aspects of non-profit administration. The intern will receive orientation to what distinguishes non-profits from profit generating organizations, and to the array of non-profits in the United States. The intern will have orientation to the facets listed below and take on specific projects in a select number of these areas:
• Human resources
• Budgeting and finance
• Office management
• Communications and outreach
• Board development and cultivation
• Development/fund raising
• Program design, evaluation, and implementation
• Data management
The intern can expect to work with an administrative team and to undertake research, writing, and project planning and implementation. He/she will have direct exposure to program work.
We are looking for someone with an interest in administration, and with research and writing, event planning, and communications skills.
Healing Justice Program
HJ-1 HEALING JUSTICE RESEARCH INTERN - Regional (based in NYC)
The Healing and Transformative Justice Summer Intern will work with staff on writing and publishing fact sheets on various criminal justice issues including life without the possibility of parole, hate crime legislation, corrections oversight, isolation and pre-trial detention. The emphasis will be New York and New Jersey. This will include research, interviewing, drafting, and editing. The intern will work closely with other criminal justice reform advocates and those most directly affected by criminal justice policies and practices. This is an excellent opportunity for a criminal justice, sociology, law and/or public policy student interested in setting the foundation for effective criminal justice reform.
HJ-2 HEALING JUSTICE RESEARCH INTERN - National (based in NYC)
Healing and Transformative Justice Summer Intern will work with AFSC staff on national perspectives on:
-Conditions of confinement including solitary confinement and torture
-The relationship between juvenile and young adult criminal justice and conditions of society (hip hop, “gangs,” and economics) and other types of criminal activity
-Race and the criminal justice system
The intern will research and report trends and speak directly with affected persons and institutions. He she may review and respond to prisoner mail. This is an excellent opportunity for a criminal justice, sociology, law and/or public policy. Candidates with creative abilities (writing, spoken word, artistic/graphic, audio-visual skills) are encouraged to apply.
HJ-3 HEALING JUSTICE INTERN; WE HEAR YOU PROJECT (based in NYC and Newark, NJ)
In New York and New Jersey the Departments of Corrections offers little external oversight of prisons. Most often “access” to information from incarcerated persons is possible only through the letters they write of their experiences and needs. As AFSC sees the moral obligation to respond to letters so, too, we know they are a valuable source of information necessary for individual advocacy, accompaniment, and policy reform efforts. Under staff guidance, the intern will be trained to respond to letters, work alongside other volunteers, and develop a training program for new volunteers. This internship offers first hand engagement with conditions under which prisoners are kept such as isolation, the penalties such as life without parole, and the needs such as medical assistance. As part of the “We Hear You – Responding to Letters from the Inside” Project the intern will have access to other issues and concerns of the broader Healing Justice Program.
Immigrant Rights Program -– Newark, NJ
IR-1 COMMUNITY ORGANIZING INTERNSHIP
The Community Organizing Intern will work closely with AFSC’s organizing staff and community partners in New Jersey to help advance an on-going campaign against Secure Communities*, the most promoted police and immigration collaborative program in the US. The intern will contact existing allies and identify new partners in communities with high levels of immigration and help schedule and prepare for meetings with local public safety officials including police departments. The intern will document stories of the impacts of local law enforcement involvement in immigration law.
The intern will assist in event planning, developing or translating outreach materials, and updating social media sites.
Candidates should have a strong interest in community organizing and immigrant rights, and be highly motivated to take initiative. Some understanding of immigration policy or history will be helpful. Second language preferred. The intern will work under the supervision of the Civic Participation Coordinator.
*“Secure Communities” is an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency program that requires state and local law enforcement agencies to automatically forward the fingerprints of all people arrested to immigration databases at the time of booking. ICE then coordinates with local law enforcement to target people suspected of immigration violations for detention and deportation.
IR-2 IMMIGRANT LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM INTERNSHIP UNDERGRADUATE Newark, NJ
The intern will work with AFSC staff providing legal services in immigration cases to low-income immigrants and refugees in New Jersey. The intern will assist clients to complete application forms, prepare applications, translate documents, and participate in community education and outreach regarding the legal rights of immigrants. Designed for college students. Spanish or French speaking candidate is preferred.
IR-3 IMMIGRANT LEGAL SERVICES LAW INTERNSHIP--Newark, NJ
The Legal Intern will work with AFSC Staff Attorneys to conduct intake interviews to determine eligibility for immigration benefits such as asylum, protection under the Convention Against Torture, cancellation of removal, VAWA, U visa, special immigrant juvenile status or other immigration relief. The intern will assist in research and case preparation for immigrants represented by AFSC. The internship will offer opportunity to observe and participate in immigration court proceedings and USCIS interviews. Candidates should be current law students or law school graduates. Spanish or French language fluency is required.