Monday, August 30, 2010

NAACP Paid Internship Opportunities

NAACP Internship Opportunities- Programs Department
Criminal Justice Internship (2 positions available)

The Criminal Justice Department, a division of the Programs Department, seeks research interns for the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 semesters. Interns will conduct research on topics within our four issue areas including: sentencing, law enforcement accountability, employment barriers of formerly incarcerated individuals, and elevating the voices of crime survivors. .

The ideal candidate will be able to work 10-12 hours per week. Ideal candidates will be at least a matriculating junior or senior in a four-year college or university. Graduate students are also encouraged to apply.

Experience and Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will:

■Possess a great interest in social justice and the advancement of civil rights. Understanding of the mission of the NAACP as well as the goals of the Criminal Justice department and our national agenda.
■Maintain a professional and polished demeanor. Must have excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects, take initiative, work well with others, and meet deadlines consistently in a fast-paced environment.
■Be proficient in MS Word, Excel, and online research. Must possess excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Skill with Powerpoint and Publisher and experience in research, data entry/management are also a plus.
■Be in pursuit of a degree in one of the following disciplines: criminology, history, political science, sociology, urban studies, public policy or African American Studies or other Ethnic Studies program.


Intern duties will vary with the project cycle, but interns can expect to do the following tasks:

■Research on relevant topics; compile, enter, and analyze data as needed, including creating support materials as needed.
■Provide administrative support to the Criminal Justice department staff; assisting with correspondence as needed; and other administrative tasks as assigned.
■ Provide logistical and planning support for the Criminal Justice department’s upcoming events.
■Assist with constituent problem solving and requests for information.

Internship application

Interested candidates should send the following:

■Resume and cover letter
■Writing sample (2-5 pages)
■Most recent copy of transcript

All materials should be sent as one packet to the attention of Becca Guerra, Criminal Justice Program Specialist at: NAACP National Headquarters, 4805 Mount Hope Drive; Baltimore, MD 21215 or you can email them at The deadline is Friday, September 3, 2010.

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