Partners for Women and Justice

PICS Organization Name
Partners for Women and Justice

Montclair, New Jersey

Organization Description

Partners provides free legal assistance to victims of domestic violence who are seeking final restraining orders in family court. Our mission is to empower victims to navigate the legal system and to secure safety for themselves and their children. Partners advocates for policies, including reform of the civil and family justice systems and legislation, to promote victim safety, access to the courts, and protection for children of victims of domestic violence.

Internship Description

The intern will work with both the Policy Counsel and Communications Team to advance policy objectives. Examples of policy work include litigation, primarily through friend of the court briefs, research and reports, i.e., on the impact of COVID-19 on victims of domestic violence, proposing and commenting on rule making, and writing op eds.

Weekly Stipend # of Weeks Start Time End Time Housing Provided? Public Transportation? Certificate Requirement? Can be Remote?
$450 8 9:00 am 5:00 pm No Yes No Yes

Internship Qualifications

Strong research and writing skills; passion for social justice work.

Experience with PowerPoint, data mapping, info graphics, video production, or social media campaigns.

**Writing Sample Required: A five page paper or excerpt of a paper that includes persuasive writing would be ideal**

Former Interns
Andrew Abdelmessih '22, Yu Jeong Lee '22

Evaluation Excerpt

My best experience this summer involved interviewing pro bono attorneys, advocates, and victims on behalf of my host organization in preparation for a spotlight newsletter that will be focusing on the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic on domestic violence victims. -- Andrew Abdelmessih '22

I was more than satisfied with all my projects, and feel like they all complimented each other well. The pre-trial safety initiative was my overarching project for the summer, and I was surprised to see how each research project came together in the end to present a comprehensive overview of the criminal system in New Jersey. --Yu Jeong Lee '22