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Job Title: Internship - Criminal Justice
Location: Denver, CO United States
Position Type: Internship
Post Date: 10/19/2018
Expire Date: 12/19/2018
Job Categories: Government and Policy
Job Description
Internship - Criminal Justice
POSITION: Internship – Criminal Justice
LOCATION: Denver, CO
SEMESTER: Spring 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 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. Our growth has been due to the increasing activity and responsibility of the nation's state legislatures and the complexity and diversity of issues that legislators face. Employees and interns work in a challenging, often fast-paced environment where they assist legislators and legislative staff in their work to promote the common good of the citizens of the states. We look forward to your contributions to our mission in the Criminal Justice program.

HOURS/PAY:
Part-time, flexible, variable hour schedule. $15/p/ hour; 15-20 p/week. 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 internships include working on other special grant project research, writing and assistance to our members to objectively inform state legislative crime policies.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The internships 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.

TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume highlighting skills and qualifications to: https://ncsl.applicantpro.com/jobs no later than Monday, November, 5, 2018.

NCSL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Qualifications & Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS:
Qualified candidates should be currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree or graduate program and possess strong computer and research experience. Candidates must demonstrate skill and competence in writing clearly, communicating effectively and organizing complex assignments.
Students in law school preferred
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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 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. Our growth has been due to the increasing activity and responsibility of the nation's state legislatures and the complexity and diversity of issues that legislators face. Employees work in a challenging, often fast-paced environment where they assist legislators and legislative staff in their work to promote the common good of the citizens of the states.
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