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YSRP Summer Graduate Student (JD or MSW) Internship – 2020

Position Description

Background: The Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP) is currently seeking applications from qualified first- and second-year law students and first-year master of social work students interested in juvenile and criminal justice reform, particularly pertaining to youth prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system. 

Applications from second-year law students and social work students can be submitted beginning November 25, 2019 for summer 2020 internships.  First-year law students are eligible to apply after December 1, 2019. Applications for the summer internship program are accepted and offers are made on a rolling basis.

Job Description: Applicants will be asked to work independently on a number of projects and activities, including but not limited to: mitigation investigations and report writing for YSRP’s cases of youth charged as adults, research to support policy advocacy efforts, community organizing and outreach, and occasional administrative tasks. Ideal candidates will be interested in working in a small, fast-paced, startup environment, with the possibility of working independently and sometimes remotely on a variety of projects. Some travel may be required. Applicants should have a working knowledge of criminal procedure and commitment to providing holistic, comprehensive support to the youth and families served by YSRP. 

Compensation & Timing: YSRP is thrilled to be able to offer two paid summer fellowships for graduate (law and/or social work) students. Each fellowship provides a stipend of $3,000 per student. The ideal candidate will be available for a 10-week commitment beginning in late May or early June 2020. Start and end dates are flexible.

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to Supervising Attorney Emily Robb at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until January 17, 2020. Questions about the application process can be directed to the same email address, or to 267-703-8050.

YSRP is committed to ensuring that our staff, including our student interns, reflect the client-partners and communities we serve.  We strongly encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply for our internship, including those personally affected by the criminal justice system.  In your cover letter we invite you to tell us how your unique background and/or experiences can contribute to the diversity, vitality, and cultural perspective of our advocacy efforts, staff, and clients.

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