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SLJ Internship Application:

Vera Institute of Justice


APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 17

Internship Description:
The Vera Institute of Justice is an organization which seeks to identify and
implement ways to make a more equitable society. The Vera Institute works
with politicians and citizens to develop policies and organizations that will help
bring justice to people and communities throughout New York City and the
country.

An internship at the Vera Institute is an amazing opportunity for students who


are interested in seeing how social justice organizations function and
experiencing the work that they do. As an intern at the Vera Institute, you will
be assisting the staff, including the many lawyers, with clerical office work as
well as on important research projects and programs.

[SECTION ONE: Personal Information]

Name: __________________________________ Grade: _______ Date of


Birth:___/___/___

Advisory: _______________________________________________________________________

Address:

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Street Address Apt #

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City/Borough State ZIP Code

Phone: _______________________________ Email:


________________________@sljhs.org

Guardian Contact #1:


___________________________________________________________

Phone: __________________________________ Email: ___________________________


Guardian Contact #2:
___________________________________________________________

Phone: __________________________________ Email: ___________________________


Sign Here:
I understand that my transcript, merit level, and discipline record will be
considered in the review of my application.

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Student Signature Date

Which of the following computer programs do you know how to use well?
Microsoft Word ____ Microsoft Excel ____ Microsoft PowerPoint____

In addition to the actual time spent at the internship site, SLJ interns will be
required to attend mandatory sessions before, during, and after their
internship. Stipend payment will be dependant on your attendance and may be
distributed at these meeting. Initial next to each session in agreement that
you will attend if placed at an SLJ internship site.

Accepted Interns Meeting _______________ Mid-Summer Check-In ___________________

Financial Responsibility Workshop _______ Follow Up and Thank You Writing ________
[SECTION TWO: Short Answer]
What is an injustice you learned about in class or witnessed? How did it
make you feel and what would you like to do to change it?

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How do you think the job of someone in the legal field (a lawyer, judge,
etc.) can work to promote justice and equality?

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[SECTION THREE: Personal Essay]


**Attach an essay 300-400 words in length. Though hand written essays are
acceptable, typed essays are certainly preferred. All essays must be thoroughly
proofread and edited.

Essay Question:
Discuss your academic and extra-curricular achievements and how you might
apply them to this internship. How does this internship experience apply to
your college and/or career goals?

[SECTION FOUR: Resume]


***Please attach resume.