Data Science Internship

Position Summary:

NVRDC seeks a Data Science Intern for the summer semester to work on a variety of important needs, including the development of a referral database to help automate the referral generation process for assisting individuals with legal needs that are outside of the scope and capacity of NVRDC’s legal services. Internships with NVRDC are unpaid, but we are happy to help interns fulfill any requirements they have for receiving academic credit or outside funding for the internship. This position has flexible scheduling and accommodates working remotely.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Research whether there is any open-source software, such as the Open Referral API, that would be useful and available for a referral database.

  • Work with staff to develop the data taxonomy of a referral database.

  • Work with staff to design the referral database for ease of daily use, ease of updating information, and data sustainability.

  • Create the referral database.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply by April 15, 2018 by submitting a resume and a statement (1 page max) on how they would approach the creation of a referral database at NVRDC. All inquiries and applications should be sent to alexandra@nvrdc.org and should use the email subject line “Data Science Internship.”


Legal Internship

Position Summary:

Our legal internship program provides law students the opportunity to work on a variety of important issues related to representing DC crime victims in a supportive and engaging work environment. Internships with NVRDC are unpaid, but we are happy to help interns fulfill any requirements they have for receiving academic credit or outside funding for the internship.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conducting client intakes with NVRDC staff attorneys
  • Assisting attorneys with case preparation for Civil Protection Order cases at DC Superior Court, including drafting opening statements, direct examinations, and closing arguments as well as organizing evidence and preparing exhibits
  • Performing legal research and writing memoranda on cutting-edge legal issues related to crime victims' rights, Civil Protection Orders, and Title IX
  • Drafting motions and other pleadings in criminal cases and Civil Protection Order cases
  • Drafting educational and promotional materials for NVRDC's outreach efforts
  • Accompanying NVRDC attorneys to court hearings in Civil Protection Order and criminal cases
  • Attending community outreach events
  • Performing other duties as needed

Desired Intern Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm and passion for NVRDC's mission and an interest in crime victims' rights
  • Relevant experience or knowledge related to crime victims' rights, advocacy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, or other related fields. (Note that this is preferred but not required)
  • Strong legal research and writing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative and be pro-active
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced work environment

How to Apply:

Please email NVRDC's Legal Intern Coordinator, Ruth Perrin, at ruth@nvrdc.org with any questions.

Positions for Spring and Summer 2018 have been filled, but please check back again soon for future internship postings!