The Illinois Prison Project is a young nonprofit organization in Chicago that seeks to reduce mass incarceration by providing legal services to individuals incarcerated in the Illinois Department of Corrections. We focus on novel and creative approaches to prison reduction including mass commutation campaigns, sentence restructuring, public education, and advocacy.
The Illinois Prison Project seeks a dynamic, energetic Program Intern to join us for the fall, with the possibility to extend the internship longer. The Program Intern will provide programmatic and administrative support to the IPP team in an effort to reduce mass incarceration. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this can be a remote opportunity, although preference will be given to Chicago-area based applicants. Interns are asked to work at least 20 hours per week for at least 12 weeks. Specific start and end dates are flexible. In your cover letter, please specify your approximate start/end dates and your approximate available hours. Currently, IPP internships are unpaid.
Illinois Prison Project is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, pregnancy, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Illinois Prison Project believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.