Call for Applications

The Philadelphia Justice Project for Women and Girls invites applications from law students, graduate students, undergraduate students, and justice-impacted individuals to work directly on PJP’s current projects and initiatives. PJP is a non-profit research and advocacy organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that is committed to ending mass incarceration. We prioritize the gender-specific needs of women and girls who have for too long been overlooked in advocacy efforts and criminal legal reform policies. We provide direct research assistance to incarcerated individuals and their families, engage in advocacy efforts on behalf of incarcerated women and girls, and raise public awareness through educational initiatives and community outreach efforts.

Role Description

We are seeking candidates with strong research, writing, communication, and organizational skills, as well as a commitment to PJP’s broad mission of dismantling mass incarceration and promoting racial and gender justice. At present, internships are unpaid. Interns are expected to commit 10 hours per week to PJP beginning on or about June 1 and ending on or about August 6, 2021. Interns will be expected to attend and participate in regular meetings with staff and volunteers. Duties may include research and writing for publications, developing online content, supporting community outreach and education efforts, assisting with advocacy campaigns, providing assistance on applications for commutation and parole, participating in fundraising efforts, and performing administrative duties (e.g., maintaining and updating client files, responding to general inquiries, developing mailing lists, etc.). All interns will work remotely. If that changes, PJP will accommodate interns who wish to remain remote.

The deadline to submit your application for consideration is Friday May 7, 2021.

Due high volume, we cannot confirm receipt of your application. Interviews will take place beginning May 17 and offers will be extended by May 24, 2021.

We are committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We value a diverse and inclusive work environment and strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ, and people who have had prior contact with the criminal legal system. We invite all applicants to share in their letter of interest how their background and experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of PJP.

Last modified: December 9, 2021

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