Jail Education Solutions Research/Writing Internship

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Jail Education Solutions
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: June 1, 2014
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 06/16/14 — 08/15/14 (Flexible)

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Description

Jail Education Solutions (JES) is a startup social enterprise that creates and collects educational and inspirational digital programming for jails.

Ten million people cycle through the jail system each year in America and the majority receive no support, services, or encouragement while spending those weeks in jail; more than half return to jail upon release. Most spend their jail time sleeping half the day and watching daytime television for the remainder. By using TVs and tablets a mediums for change we hope to inform inmates about vocational, educational and other opportunities available upon release and inspire better life choices.

You can check out our introductory video here: http://vimeo.com/63530227, or visit www.jaileducationsolutions.com for more information about the organization.

The JES Summer Learning Internship Program offers students a unique opportunity to learn about the criminal justice system while helping to address one of our country’s most challenging problems – assisting the 10 million Americans who go in and out of jail each year to break the cycle. Interns will work closely with supervisors to set educational, professional, and project-related goals, and will receive regular guidance and feedback throughout every stage of the project.

Requirements

Interns will focus on one of five content areas – education, inspiration, deterrence, community, and vocation – to develop meaningful and informative programming tailored for inmates. Interns will work closely with supervisors to set educational, professional, and project-related goals, and will receive regular guidance and feedback throughout every stage of the project. As a part of the JES Summer Learning Internship, interns will also have the opportunity to learn from industry professionals about social enterprise, start-ups, media production and other areas at regular educational meetings.

Position requirements
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to think creatively
• Strong academic credentials
• Entrepreneurial spirit
• Ability to work as part of a team and interact with people of different backgrounds
• Commitment to social justice issues, social enterprise and/or criminal justice reform
• Ability to collaborate and communicate in a creative environment
• Excellent project management skills
• Ability to work quickly and meet deadlines without loss of quality
• Ability to take and incorporate constructive feedback and suggested ideas into projects

Most positions are unpaid, however, there are limited paid positions available dependent on background and experience. Positions are available starting in August 2013 for the fall semester. A commitment of 10 hours per week is preferred.

To apply

Please email a resume, writing sample, and a paragraph expressing your interest and qualifications for the internship to info@jaileducationsolutions.com. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis.

How To Apply

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