The Vera Institute of Justice is seeking applicants for a legal internship.

The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization that combines expertise in research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to assist leaders in government and civil society, examine justice policy and practice, and improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.  At a time of unprecedented challenge, we’re fighting for justice reform built on bedrock American values and grounded in action at the state and local level. Vera has offices in New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and the District of Columbia.

The Legal Intern for the New Orleans office will provide a wide range of support for our ongoing projects, including ending money injustice in the criminal legal system, reshaping prosecution, and jail population reduction. The Legal Intern will be supervised primarily by the Associate Director and will complete a variety of projects with other staff. This internship will provide an opportunity for the intern to gain knowledge and experience in research, writing, advocacy, local and state government relations, and criminal legal systems in New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana.

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