Fields: policy, social services, urban planning, correctional system, communications
Location: NYC, New York
About the Organization: The Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) is an institute within the City University of New York. The Institute’s mission is to assist current and future leaders in government, non-profit organizations and the private sector, in the U.S. and internationally, by offering research, technical assistance, and education and training to improve the financing, delivery and measurement of critical public services. The Institute’s director, Michael Jacobson, previously served as NYC’s Probation and Correction Commissioner and president of the Vera Institute of Justice.
ISLG currently works in more than 45 cities on a variety of studies and projects, including: the impact of fines and fees in the criminal justice system, inequality at the city level, greater efficiencies and budget savings for government agencies, providing oversight and grants management on the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, as well other projects.
About the Position: The Institute is recruiting an intern for the Fall 2018 semester to assist in ISLG’s communications work across the Institute’s various projects. Junior and senior undergraduate students, recent graduates, law students, and graduate students are welcome to apply. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are eager for deeper understanding of communications-related work and government policymaking in New York City and beyond in a number of areas including criminal justice, infrastructure and transportation, government operations and finance.
Special Requirements/Qualifications: Must be currently enrolled in a degree program at a CUNY school or graduated from such a program within the last year, with the ability to commit to a consistent schedule of approximately 35 hours per week for the internship period (i.e. summer or the spring or fall semester).
- Demonstrated professional and/or academic experience or knowledge of communications, public relations, public affairs, marketing, etc., especially within higher education, nonprofit, and/or government context
- Interested in a subject matter related to one or more of ISLG’s issue areas, such as criminal and juvenile justice; infrastructure and transportation; government finance and budgeting; government operations, contracting; nonprofit governance, contracting, social service operations; urban design and development; higher education; and tax policy
- Knowledge of NYC’s social service, criminal justice, and/or related system landscape is a plus
- Good knowledge and understanding of available social media tools and platforms
- The ability to understand and adopt ISLG’s “voice” (conversational tone, informed about the issues but able to talk about them in accessible way to others who may not know much about the topic but are interested)
- Excellent writing skills
- Ability to communicate in a professional manner with colleagues and external contacts
Estimated Salary: $15 hourly for Undergraduate/ $21 hourly for Graduate
Deadline: Not given
Institute for State and Local Governance