Intern, NNSC Intimate Partner Violence Intervention (Summer 2018)

Academic Credits







John Jay College of Criminal Justice
BMW Building, Suite 1140 | West 59th Street
New York
United States


The NATIONAL NETWORK FOR SAFE COMMUNITIES AT JOHN JAY COLLEGE (NNSC) seeks a part-time or full-time graduate student intern to support its Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Portfolio. NNSC supports cities nationwide to implement strategies to reduce violence and improve public safety, minimize arrest and incarceration, strengthen communities, and improve relationships between law enforcement and the communities it serves.

The Intimate Partner Violence Intervention (IPVI) employs the National Network’s approach to identify and deter the most serious domestic violence offenders, reduce domestic violence, and reduce harm to victims. Through a partnership between law enforcement, community members, social service providers, and domestic violence victims’ advocates, the IPVI strategy intervenes early with low-level domestic violence offenders, puts them on notice of community intolerance for domestic violence and that further and more serious offending will be met with a meaningful legal response, and takes special steps to remove the most dangerous domestic violence offenders from the community.

Specific responsibilities will be dependent on the intern's skill set and will be discussed in detail during the interview process.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

• Conducting literature reviews and policy scans on issues related to IPV

• Documenting and tracking innovative practices in the IPV field, including updating and maintaining resources, relevant research, and emerging trends related to IPVI 

• Undertaking research to support site work and strategic innovations and disseminate through written reports as needed

• Providing data management and analytic support for specific sites as needed

• Supporting IPVI events and meetings through planning, managing logistics, preparing materials, and providing logistical support 

• Working collaboratively with other members of the NNSC to create systems, tools, and processes to track key metrics of strategy implementation, success, and innovations at NNSC sites 

• Assisting with responses to inquiries on the implementation of IPVI

• Drafting materials directly related to IPVI site work including white papers, written reports, and weekly call notes

• Supporting the development of written materials such as proposals, progress reports, call notes, etc. 

• Completing other tasks as needed


• Currently pursuing a graduate degree in law, public policy, public administration, criminology, criminal justice, forensics, sociology, anthropology, or related field.

• Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of criminal justice issues and intimate partner violence

• Ability to work with others efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment

• Excellent organization skills with ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously and strong orientation to detail.

• Excellent written and oral communications skills

• Strong sense of professionalism and discretion

• Expert-level of experience with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, PowerPoint and Outlook; proficiency in Microsoft Excel also required

• Ability to make independent decisions regarding planning, organizing, and scheduling work.



The NNSC can support interns eligible for federal work-study or seeking to receive college credit for their internship hours. For full-time interns who do not have funding through an outside source (school, work-study, grant, etc.), a stipend will be available for the term of the internship.

To qualify for federal work-study/college credits: Students are responsible for obtaining advance approval from their institution for both 1) using their internship for college credit and/or 2) receiving federal-work study payments while at the National Network. Please obtain this approval before your interview and be prepared to provide proof of eligibility and/or award.

How To Apply

How to Apply

Visit to apply. Cover letter and resume required.