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Organization TypePublic Interest
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ProfileFall Internship Intern will participate in the reform of local and federal justice system policies and practices, including the jury system, civil case processing, administrative justice, criminal and juvenile justice, and other issues related to the welfare of children; Improve the general public's understanding of the civil, criminal, and juvenile justice systems through publications and educational programs; Assist in the development of local and federal legislation affecting the justice system; and Work with a dedicated staff and volunteer board of lawyers, business leaders, judges, and other civic members on key justice issues. The Council for Court Excellence is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic organization that works to improve the administration of justice in the local and federal courts and related agencies in the Washington metropolitan area. The Council has a small staff which is governed by and works with a large Board of Directors whose members come from the legal, business, judicial, and civic sectors of the community. General Responsibilities Council for Court Excellence interns are involved in research, analysis, writing, project committee support, and community relations in program areas including: Primary and secondary research of local and federal justice system and associated agencies’ practices; Creating public education guides which increase the general public's understanding of the civil, criminal, and juvenile justice systems through publications and educational programs; Development of local and federal legislation pertaining to the justice system; Providing support to the various project committees through attending meetings, researching project leads, etc; Assisting with report release events and other special events as needed; and Attending board meetings with local and federal lawyers, judges, businesses, and civic members. An Undergraduate, graduate, and law students are eligible for CCE internships. Should have a background in policy or legal research and an interest in one or more of the following areas: public policy, law, courts (civil, criminal, and administrative), civic engagement, government, journalism, public relations, or resource development. Internships are unpaid, though CCE covers public transportation costs. The Council cooperates fully with academic credit-granting programs. Students receiving academic credit should consult with their professors or advisors concerning evaluation forms or other requirements. Duration: September to December. Application deadlines: July 15.
Council For Court Excellence
1150 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-4104