FWD.us is a bipartisan political organization that believes America’s families, communities, and economy thrive when everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full potential. For too long, our broken immigration and criminal justice systems have locked too many people out from the American dream. Founded by leaders in the technology and business communities, we seek to grow and galvanize political support to break through partisan gridlock and achieve meaningful reforms. Together, we can move America forward.
The New York criminal justice reform team is seeking a talented intern with strong communication, research, writing, and advocacy skills to support our New York criminal justice reform campaigns. In this role, you will work alongside the New York State Director and various other teams to develop and advance the New York criminal justice policy goals, which include decarcerating New York’s jails and prisons. The intern will collaborate with key partners, conduct research for our campaigns, draft campaign materials, and otherwise assist with our criminal justice reform campaign.
The New York Criminal Justice Reform Intern will report to the New York State Director for Criminal Justice Reform. The intern may begin working remotely until FWD offices are able to safely reopen (expected reopening in early 2022) , at which time the intern will be expected to work out of the Manhattan office three days a week. The intern must live in the New York City Metropolitan Area.
Compensation and Benefits
Applicants should be able to work part-time on weekdays from January to June 2022. Interns are paid $18/hr plus benefits, and are expected to work 20-30 hours each week.
For consideration, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references by 5:00 p.m. ET on November 5, 2021. The preferred start date for this position is early January 2022 and will be remote until our offices reopen in early 2022. People who have been impacted by the criminal legal system are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Strong verbal and written communications skills.
- Comfort working both independently and as part of a larger team to complete tasks.
- Strong organization skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
- Background or interest in criminal justice reform, political science, international studies, public policy, political science, humanities, social Work, psychology, advocacy, or community organizing preferred but not required
- Draft presentations and other advocacy materials as assigned to support our criminal justice reform campaigns. Assist with research related to criminal justice reform campaigns in New York.
- Work with the state criminal justice team to advance our criminal justice reform campaign goals.
- Attend some coalition meetings with the New York Criminal Justice Reform team.
- Track legislative movement and news related to criminal justice reform in New York City.
- There may be optional travel to events in New York City and other parts of the state.
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