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  • Internship Fall - Criminal Justice

    National Conference of State Legislatures
    Job Description
    POSITION:                Internship - Criminal Justice Program
    LOCATION:              Denver, CO
    SEMESTER:               Fall 2019
     
    ABOUT NCSL: 
    The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and legislative staff of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.  Our mission is to serve state legislatures and other intergovernmental groups by providing support, promoting fresh ideas, connecting legislators and staff with experts and each other, and provide a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system. Since its founding in 1975, NCSL's staff has grown from 15 employees to over 150 employees in its offices in Denver, CO and Washington, D.C.
     
    HOURS/PAY:                       
    $15 per hour, 15-20 hours per week.  Part-time, flexible, variable hour schedule. Many colleges and universities will give academic credit for internships. It is the student’s responsibility to contact his or her advisor and obtain academic credit within the institution’s guidelines. 
     
    DESCRIPTION: 
    Research assistance to Criminal Justice Program. Fielding, researching, responding to information requests, tracking, summarizing state legislation.
     
    SPECIFIC PROJECTS / TASKS:
    The internship includes working on other special grant project research, writing and assistance to our members to objectively inform state legislative crime policies.
     
    LEARNING OUTCOMES:
    The internship in the CJ Program are designed for mutual benefit – the students get law/legislative experience and NCSL benefits from their research and writing skills to assist our members. The primary function is to assist with information requests, which allows the interns to learn about a myriad of criminal justice issues and policies. In addition, we offer interns other special project research or writing opportunities in the field of criminal justice.
    QUALIFICATIONS:            
    Qualified candidates should be currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree or graduate program or in a short waiting period between undergrad and graduate programs / law school and bar admittance. Candidates should possess strong computer and research experience and demonstrate skill and competence in writing clearly, communicating effectively and organizing complex assignments. Student in law school preferred.
     
    TO APPLY:                           
    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume highlighting skills and qualifications to: https://ncsl.applicantpro.com/jobs no later than Friday, May 31, 2019.
     
    NCSL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
     
     
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