Welcome to the National Center for Victims of Crime

We are the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Please join us as we forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

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Internship Opportunities

The National Center for Victims of Crime is actively seeking the following interns and volunteers for Monday - Friday (Unless otherwise noted below, interns and volunteers are not paid):


National Crime Victim Bar Association Summer Legal Internship

The National Center for Victims of Crime (National Center), the leading advocacy and resource center for victims of crime, is currently seeking interns. The intern reports to the Director of the National Crime Victim Bar Association (NCVBA), an affiliate of the National Center. The NCVBA provides technical support to attorneys representing crime victims in civil actions, refers crime victims to lawyers in their local area, and works to increase general awareness about the availability of civil remedies for victims of crime. This externship provides an opportunity to gain practical experience in an emerging area of civil law.


 

Responsibilities:

  • Summarizing and annotating reported opinions for the Civil Justice Database (a collection of over 12,000 reported opinions related to civil litigation arising out of criminal acts); 
  • Summarizing and posting pleadings, motions, amicus briefs, and other legal documents
  • Conducting intake for the NCVBA Attorney Referral Service by calling crime victims who are seeking civil representation and conducting intake.

Requirements:

  • Law school student;
  • Excellent writing skills; 
  • Working knowledge of, or strong interest in, tort law issues; 
  • A commitment to 32 hours per week.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:


Laura Cook
Deputy Director
National Crime Victim Bar Association
lcook@ncvc.org



National Crime Victim Bar Association Internship

The intern reports to the Director of the National Crime Victim Bar Association (NCVBA, an affiliate of the National Center). The NCVBA provides technical support to attorneys representing crime victims in civil actions, refers crime victims to lawyers in their local area, and works to increase general awareness about the availability of civil remedies for victims of crime. 

We are seeking an unpaid Program Assistant intern to help with our National Crime Victim Bar Association (NCVBA), the legal arm of the organization. The NCVBA connects victims of crime to lawyers across the nation, and provides ongoing technical litigation support and trainings on how victim advocates can better use the civil justice system to help victims of crime. This internship provides an opportunity to build your resume with while learning how a non-profit organization that works with those in need operates from the inside.


Responsibilities:
  • Assist with planning, marketing, and execution of conferences;
  • Assist with membership services;
  • Assist with databases and administrative work.
Requirements:
  • Interest in legal studies and/or victim issues;
  • Excellent written communication skills;
  • Basic computer skills; web site/html experience beneficial;
  • Cooperative team work style.

Can be done for college credit.

 

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Katy Lane
Program Associate
National Crime Victim Bar Association
klane@ncvc.org


Public Policy Internship

The National Center for Victims of Crime is seeking an unpaid public policy intern. The Public Policy Division of the National Center for Victims of Crime promotes policies that advance the rights and interests of crime victims. We are seeking someone with a quick mind, excellent organizational skills, a sense of humor and a "Can Do" attitude. This position reports to the Director of Public Policy.

Responsibilities:

  • Tracking federal legislation;
  • Attending congressional hearings and briefings as assigned;
  • Summarizing new studies and resources of interest to victim advocates;
  • Conducting research on policy issues;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate (junior or senior);
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Knowledge of, or interest in, crime victims' or criminal justice issues;
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, and ability to work independently;
  • Ability to work 30 - 40 hrs. per week. (min.10-15 hours per week for internship during spring or fall semesters).
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

Susan Howley
Director, Public Policy
National Center for Victims of Crime
2000 M Street NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 467-8722
showley@ncvc.org

Legislative Internship

The National Center for Victims of Crime is seeking a legislative intern. The Public Policy division of the National Center for Victims of Crime tracks state and federal laws that relate to the rights and interests of victims of crime. We use this information to provide technical assistance to policy makers and victim advocates at the state and federal level, draft model legislation, advise crime victims of their legal rights; educate the media and general public about the rights and interests of crime victims, and train those who work with victims of crime. This position reports to the Director of Public Policy and provides an excellent opportunity for hands-on policy work.


Responsibilities:

  • Researching the real-world impact of statutes relating to crime victims’ rights, including court interpretation;
  • Developing comparative analysis of state laws affecting crime victims;
  • Drafting written materials regarding current policy issues;
  • Attending congressional hearings on legislation of interest to victims of crime;
  • Other research and writing as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Law school student (first or second year);
  • Proficiency in Word and ability to learn other computer programs;
  • Working knowledge of or strong interest in crime victim, criminal justice, or family law issues;
  • Strong research experience and excellent writing skills;
  • Ability to work 30 - 40 hrs. per week. (min.10-15 hours per week for internship during spring or fall semesters).
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

Susan Howley
Director, Public Policy
National Center for Victims of Crime
2000 M Street NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 467-8722
showley@ncvc.org 

Media Internship

The Public Affairs/Communications team at The National Center for Victims of Crime has the responsibility for managing and developing the Center's relationship with the professional media and building awareness of, and support for the rights of crime victims amongst policymakers and the public.

We use traditional and social media advocacy to campaign for the rights of crime victims. We develop media and outreach resources for victim advocacy organizations around the nation so they can further their public policy and victim support goals. We also educate journalists about how to report on victims of crime with respect for their dignity and rights.

Responsibilities: 

  • Tracking media reporting of victims of crime;
  • Assisting with the drafting of press releases and media information kits on crime issues;
  • Helping to develop social media campaigns around victims' rights issues;
  • Assisting with the update and maintenance of the National Center website;
  • Other duties, including maintaining and updating our media database and crime statistics on our website as required.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate (junior or senior), ideally in the fields of law or criminology and/or in journalism;
  • The ability to write fluently, accurately and to a deadline;
  • Interest in politics and current events, tracking issues in social media and social media campaigns;
  • Knowledge of, or interest in, crime victims' or criminal justice issues and media reporting of crime;
  • Well organized, self-motivated and with an attention to detail;
  • Ability to work 30 hours per week during the summer.
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

Sam Webster
Technology and Policy Support Officer
National Center for Victims of Crime
2000 M Street NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 467-8715
swebster@ncvc.org


Stalking Resource Center Legal Internship

The Stalking Resource Center (SRC) is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime. Since its inception in 2000, the Stalking Resource Center (SRC) has trained over 100,000 professionals who work with victims internationally and provided technical assistance to hundreds of communities seeking to enhance their response to stalking. Though the United States has come a long way in how the crime of stalking is addressed and victims are treated, there is still much work to be done. The SRC is committed to continuing its national effort to promote awareness, action, and advocacy to enhance victim safety and hold stalking offenders accountable.

Interns support our efforts to address the complex and far-reaching consequences of stalking through our national training and technical assistance program. An internship with the SRC provides applicants with the opportunity to expand their legal skill-set while engaging in meaningful work to support an organization that aligns with their ideals. 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Tracking and analyzing:
    • Federal and state legislation related to stalking
    • Criminal laws related to stalking
    • Civil remedies available to victims of stalking
    • Research materials related to stalking
  • Assisting with technical assistance to attorneys, prosecutors, judges, and court personnel
  • Writing case law summaries for inclusion in educational/informational materials
  • Drafting legal information sheets providing an overview of the stalking laws for a variety of audiences
  • Assist with updating materials and SRC's website

Requirements:

  • Law school student (first or second year);

  • Working knowledge of or strong interest in crime victim, civil or criminal justice, or violence against women issues;

  • Strong research experience and excellent writing skills;

  • Well organized, detail-oriented, and ability to work independently;

  • Ability to commit to 20-30 hours per week during the summer, and 10-15 hours per week during semesters.

Deadlines:

  •  April 1 for summer interns
  • July 1 for fall interns
  • November 1 for spring interns

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

Mike Silangil
Stalking Resource Center
National Center for Victims of Crime
2000 M Street NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 467-8700
src@ncvc.org