The National Association of Counties Research Foundation (NACoRF) in Washington, D.C., announces an opening for a Justice Internship. This position sits within NACoRF’s Counties Futures Lab, which provides county leaders with educational programming and resources that help counties more effectively and efficiently provide services to their residents. The Justice Intern duties include a variety of professional assignments aimed at informing, educating and assisting county officials across the United States who are working to build fairer and more effective justice systems.
This position requires an individual who is a self-starter, organized, detail-oriented and can manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Applicants must have experience with and knowledge of local criminal justice policies and issues. Additional knowledge of behavioral health preferred, but not required.
Responsibilities and Duties
Under guidance of the Associate Program Director of Behavioral Health and Justice, the intern’s primary duties and responsibilities include:
- Assist with the day-to-day quality, conduct and completion of project deliverables along with Behavioral Health and Justice staff
- Assist with planning and facilitating webinars, news articles and social media campaigns to support relevant project deliverables
- Assist with planning and implementing workshops, forums, presentations, and meetings for NACo conferences and providing support for these events
- Draft blogs and edit reports on justice-relevant issues on a regular basis, including developing content ideas, writing, editing, and posting articles on NACo’s website
- Complete administrative tasks as necessary, including scheduling meetings, making phone calls, reserving conference rooms, setting up meeting rooms, responding to member requests, preparing internal and external correspondence, maintaining, and updating mailing lists, and other tasks as assigned
- Performing various other duties that may be assigned from time to time based on the needs of the Counties Futures Lab team
- Assist in “overflow” work as requested by the supervisor; and
- Represent NACo and the Counties Futures Lab in NACo-wide activities, including conference planning and implementation.
Qualifications and Skills
Experience required, prefer some education and/or experience in criminal justice or related areas.
Must possess the following:
- Excellent oral and written communications skills
- Ability to manage multiple projects.
- Ability and willingness to work as part of a team.
- Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
- Ability to work well in a political environment.
- Ability to work well with external partners, and
- Knowledge of local governments and relevant organizations.
Interns typically work a minimum of 2 days (15 hours), with the option up to 29 hours per week, depending on the Department’s needs and the intern’s availability. This internship pays $17 per hour.
Fall 2023 Semester (September-December)
To apply for an internship, please send a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and work with diverse communities with a current resume to Miranda Morvay (email@example.com). In your email, indicate your availability (approximate number of hours per week available to work and approximate start and end dates). Applications are processed on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled, so applying early is encouraged.
Interviews will be conducted virtually. The intern may have the opportunity to partially telework by discretion of the Associate Program Director, though interns should primarily reside in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region for the duration of their internship.