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Internships

  • Legal Advocate Internship, Coordinated Action Against Violence

    Last Updated: 07/12/10 10:41AM

    Coordinated Action Against Violence (CAAV) Advocate's duties include providing direct services and referrals to individuals who have filed domestic violence complaints. CAAV, a model early intervention program in the 25th Precinct, is a cooperative program with the New York City Police department. CAAV receives the names and numbers of victims who have had a Domestic Incident Report filed by the East Harlem police. The Legal Advocates call the victims to offer assistance and legal advocacy. CAAV Advocates communicate regularly with domestic violence police officers.

    Duties

    • Contact individuals who have filed a Domestic Incident Report
    • Offer legal advocacy to clients in the form of assisting with the filing for orders of protection, obtaining copies of court documents, assisting with criminal investigation and trial preparation of the reporting witness, advocating with the District Attorney's office and the precincts
    • Provide clients with referrals for counseling, long-term supportive services, and legal representation Assist clients with safety planning, shelter placements and housing transfers
    • Communicate with Domestic Violence police officers, social service providers and criminal justice professionals to better coordinate services to CAAV clients
    • Gather client data and other program statistics
    • Other research or organizing projects related to domestic violence

    Supervision: Each intern is supervised by the staff attorney. However, interns and volunteers may work closely and receive training from CAAV Legal Advocates. The interns will meet with the staff attorney once a week for case review, and a written evaluation will be conducted with the intern at the conclusion of the internship.

    Qualifications

    • Enrollment in a college or university that will provide academic credit
    • Computer proficiency, specifically with MS Word, MS Excel and Access
    • Ability to work well with crime victims and advocate for them
    • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus but not required

    Fax or email a letter and resume to CONNECT at 212.683.0016 or connect@connectnyc.org.

  • Legal Advocate Internship, Legal Advocacy Helpine

    Last Updated: 07/12/10 10:41AM

    The Legal Advocacy Helpline Intern's duties include providing legal information and services to victims of domestic violence who call the toll-free Legal Helpline. The Helpline is available to victims from all five boroughs who need assistance with the police, courts and other legal systems. The Legal Helpline is the only service of its kind in New York City and works collaboratively with many other non-profit and city agencies to answer legal questions, assist a victim through criminal or family court proceedings, provide information about shelter, housing, child support and welfare, and make referrals for short- or long-term counseling.

    Duties

    • Answer Helpline phone calls
    • Offer legal advocacy to clients in the form of assisting with the filing for orders of protection, obtaining copies of court documents, assisting with criminal investigation and trial preparation of the reporting witness, advocating with the District Attorney's office and the precincts
    • Provide clients with referrals for counseling, long-term supportive services, and legal representation
    • Assist clients with safety planning, shelter placements and housing transfers
    • Communicate with Domestic Violence police officers, social service providers and criminal justice professionals to better coordinate services to Helpline clients
    • Gather client data and other program statistics
    • Other research or organizing projects related to domestic violence

    Supervision: Each intern is supervised by the staff attorney. However, interns and volunteers may work closely and receive training from Helpline Legal Advocates. The interns will meet with the staff attorney once a week for case review and a written evaluation will be conducted with the intern at the conclusion of the internship.

    Qualifications

    • Enrollment in a college or university that will provide academic credit
    • Computer proficiency, specifically with MS Word, MS Excel and Access
    • Ability to work well with crime victims and advocate for them
    • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus but not required

    Fax or email a letter and resume to CONNECT at 212.683.0016 or connect@connectnyc.org.

  • Non-Traditional Marketing Intern

    Last Updated: 10/01/10 12:18PM

    We would like you to develop a "Marketing & Promotion Kit" that would turn many of the best practices for social media promotion and marketing into micro-tasks for volunteers.

    Duties

    The goal would be to initially develop this information for CONNECT yourself and then, contemplating your departure at the end of the internship,launch the continuing search for this information as a “one click from a cause” page linked to our website that would start the volunteer to:

    List 50 influential bloggers in our cause area

    List 50 people who tweet about our cause area

    25 suggestions for blog post topics

    Yahoo Pipes social media monitor set up for our cause

    50 keyword suggestions for our Keyword Universe

    Set up causes pages for each of our program areas

    Audit of our nonprofit’s presence in social media

    Supervision: Intern will report to Fundraising Manager.

    Qualifications

    Interest in non-profit work generally and desire to build social justice.

    Some related coursework in Computer Studies, Fundraising, or Non Profit Management a plus.

    Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills and strong attention to detail.

    Outstanding problem solving skills with the ability to meet deadlines & work independently.

    Self-motivated and able to execute tasks with minimal guidance.

    Telecommuting is acceptable.

    To Apply: Interested individuals please contact jsamuels@connectnyc.org with a cover letter describing related experience, a resume and writing sample.

  • Social Networking Intern

    Last Updated: 10/01/10 12:20PM

    CONNECT is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing interpersonal violence and promoting gender justice.  We try not only to reach the many families that remain hidden but also to break the silence around the issue.  CONNECT works to transform the beliefs and behaviors that fuel patterns of abuse, discourage further crime, and ameliorate the harm caused by these crimes.  Our six programs work to create change on three levels:

    - by providing legal assistance to those currently struggling with violence, with a particular focus on undocumented and refugee women.

    - by building partnerships with over 200 community based organizations including schools, immigrant services organizations, ESL schools, youth services and mentoring organizations, community clinics, faith-based organizations and businesses and working with them to develop ways to prevent family violence in their own communities.

    - by partnering with NYPD, Child Welfare Administration, District Attorney’s Offices, New York Public Library, Animal Welfare agencies, Task Forces, settlement houses and shelters to transform the way they address the issue of family violence.

    Compensation: This is an unpaid internship.

    Duties

    The Intern will be assisting in a wide range of social and web networking activities, researching best practices, contributing to web logs, updating existing social networking sites and other related administrative functions.  You will maintain and update our social media sites regularly to raise awareness and promote our programs (Facebook, Twitter, ETC.)  We will also ask you to identify other appropriate avenues of social networking, research and make recommendations on how we could incorporate best practices in marketing and fundraising into our website, and showcase them on social networking sites.  Research into ways to create a more fundraising centered site and writing narratives of our activities as well as attending our events when possible to gather information for blogs will be required.  We would ask the Intern also to create an Intern Handbook so that others may continue the work you have begun.

    Supervision: Operations and Fundraising Managers will be the main contact persons.

    Qualifications

    Preferred Qualifications for All Internships

    Interest in non-profit work generally and desire to build social justice. Some related coursework in Computer Studies, Fundraising, or Non Profit Management a plus. Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills and strong attention to detail. Outstanding problem solving skills with the ability to meet deadlines & work independently Self-motivated and able to execute tasks with minimal guidance. Telecommuting is acceptable. The ideal social networking intern candidate must have experience and demonstrated ability in social networking development, research, and analysis and write well for those formats.

     

    To Apply: Interested individuals please contact jsamuels@connectnyc.org with a cover letter describing related experience, a resume and writing sample.