PICS Organization Name
Partners for Women and Justice
Montclair, New Jersey
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.
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.
--demonstrated commitment to social justice work
--strong writing and analytical skills
--experience with power mapping and infographics
**Writing Sample Required: Any student paper, no more than 10 pages in length.
Expected Start Time
Expected End Time
No earlier than May 30 – no later than August 23
Meets Certificate Requirement
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.