#cut50 -- an initiative of The Dream Corps -- is a national bipartisan effort to smartly and safely reduce America’s incarcerated population by 50 percent over the next 10 years. Through our campaigns for Legislation (#JusticeReformNOW) and Humanization (#BeyondPrisons), we aim to build popular support for practical, bipartisan solutions and transformative criminal justice policies.

Key Responsibilities:

#cut50 seeks motivated, tech-saavy, and organized interns to support our legislation and humanization efforts. Through policy research, web content development, media relations and event planning, the volunteers will play a supportive role in driving the national conversation for criminal justice reform.

The interns will work under the direction of the National Director and coordinate closely with #cut50 staff.

The interns should have strong written communication skills, policy research experience, some media relations experience and be eager to learn new digital skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the National Director and Policy Director on policy research for potential legislation
  • Working with Deputy Director of Communications on media communications
  • Working with National Director on collection and writing of stories for humanization campaign
  • Research on various criminal justice topics and drafting of opinion editorials
  • Drafting of content for website
  • Participation in team meetings

Candidates must be comfortable working with a small, fast-paced team, able to efficiently handle multiple deadlines, and driven by a deep commitment to social justice. Ideal candidates are detail-oriented, enjoy establishing and maintaining systems and relationships, and have an eye for good storytelling.

Candidates should possess:

  • Excellent writing and visual storytelling skills
  • Interviewing and reporting skills
  • Some experience or interest in media relations
  • Deep commitment to economic and racial justice
  • Accuracy and credibility
  • Curiosity and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Flexibility and willingness to pitch in wherever needed

Oakland, California
Advocacy/Policy, Research