Partners for Women and Justice

PICS Organization Name
Partners for Women and Justice


Montclair, New Jersey

Weekly Stipend

Public Transportation

Housing Provided

Former Interns

Organization Description
Partners provides free legal services to low-income victims of domestic violence. Partners has a statewide reach and is active in the domestic violence services community and works with many other agencies and the courts to support victims of domestic violence.

Internship Description
The Policy Intern will work on current policy initiatives designed to augment safety and access to justice on behalf of survivors of domestic violence. Current policy priorities include the Pre-Trial Safety Project which seeks to reduce domestic violence homicides and near-fatalities when perpetrators are awaiting trial and the Child Support Initiative which is addressing systemic obstacles to safe access to child support. Other potential projects could include reporting on the treatment of victims in the municipal courts and assessing language access in the family courts. The intern will work with the Policy Counsel to develop a work plan that will result in a discrete advocacy work product. The intern will have the opportunity to observe court cases from the initial client interview to trial. The intern should be flexible and anticipate working on an array of assignments as needed, some of which may relate to other organizational needs and priorities.

Internship Qualifications
--demonstrated commitment to social justice work
--independent learner
--strong writing and analytical skills


--Spanish fluency
--experience with power mapping and infographics

**Writing Sample Required: Any student paper, no more than 10 pages in length.

Expected Start Time
9:00 am

Expected End Time
5:00 pm

Required Dates
No earlier than May 30 – no later than August 23

Internship Length
8 Weeks

Meets Certificate Requirement

Additional Info
Montclair State University students may be looking to sublet their rentals over the summer. Our office anticipates moving to Bloomfield, NJ by January 1, 2019.

Evaluation Excerpt

Applications for Summer 2020 will open in November 2019. 


To read evaluations written by former interns, please contact the
Student Program


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