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 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 8 hours per week (fall/spring) & 32 hours per week (summer).
For the summer term, please apply by April 1. For fall, please apply by July 1, and for spring, please apply by November 1. 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. For the summer term, please apply by April 1. For fall, please apply by July 1, and for spring, please apply by November 1. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:

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