Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The intern will work closely with all members of OPPs Re-entry team.
- Assist staff by conducting legislative research, developing policy fact sheets, tracking federal legislation, and attending congressional hearings and briefings.
- Provide staff with support in research and analysis of various topics, organizations, and key players in the field.
- Assist in the development of case studies of promising practices in justice reform.
- Attend conferences, briefings, and forums as a representative of OPP and keep staff abreast of events, information and trends.
- Assist in the coordination of OPP’s first annual justice forum (Spring 2018).
- Assist in the preparation of reports, publications and events, including social media blasts.
- Identify and ultimately create comprehensive resource guide aimed at addressing the basic needs of returning citizens (housing, food, healthcare/mental health, legal services, education, etc.)
- Recruit and interview interns to add human capacity/capital.
- Assist Youth Development Specialists (case managers) with initial intakes (enrollment) as needed.
- Attend and coordinate partner meetings, including creating agendas and taking/disseminating minutes.
- Assist with fundraising events/activities.
- Provide administrative support to Program Director and key staff.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Open to a graduate student interested in public policy, social work, criminal justice, justice reform, community development and/or federal advocacy.
- Must have excellent oral communication, research, organization, and writing skills; computer skills (Excel, Office 365, Prezi, Google Docs, social media, etc.)
- Excellent people/presentation skills, transportation
- Ability to work independently and is a team player.
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $12.00 to $14.00 /hour
- Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred)