Special Projects Intern - Spring 2019 (Early January - May)

The National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC) at John Jay College seeks a part-time or full-time student intern to support its Special Projects team. NNSC supports cities to implement and advance proven strategies that reduce violence and improve public safety, minimize arrest and incarceration, strengthen communities, and improve relationships between law enforcement and communities.

The Special Projects team plans, coordinates, and executes NNSC events including but not limited to workshops, conferences, receptions, and collaborative learning opportunities such as peer exchanges and working sessions.

Our team seeks an intern who has experience in event planning, project management, and or coordinating with multiple parties in a fast-paced environment. The Special Projects intern will be assigned other responsibilities based on their specific skills.


Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with the planning and execution of NNSC conferences, working sessions, and other events as assigned;
  • Assist with programmatic aspects of All-Staff Meetings, learning opportunities for staff, retreats, etc.;
  • Identify external conferences and calls for papers, which may require NNSC participation; help facilitate logistics, participation, and proposal submissions;
  • Help to maintain and update databases;


Necessary Qualifications

  • Pursuing a degree in business management, marketing, or related field
  • Alternately, professional experience with similar responsibilities
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Google Drive
  • Strong writing and editorial skills
  • Strong sense of professionalism and discretion
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of criminal justice issues
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and communicate effectively with others


Preferred Qualifications

  • Skills with Microsoft Excel
  • Also relevant: experience with marketing campaigns
  • Experience with publicity or media relations
  • Researching and compiling target lists, drafting pitches, professional correspondence
  • Experience with social media and online publishing platforms (i.e. Tweetdeck, MailChimp)



The NNSC seeks to support interns seeking college credit for their internship hours. To qualify for college credit, students are responsible for obtaining advance approval from their institution for using their internship for college credit while at the NNSC. Please obtain this approval before your interview and be prepared to provide proof of eligibility.

How to Apply

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The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act e-verified employer.