New York City Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice

New York City Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice


INDUSTRY: Federal / State / Local Government

ABOUT US: The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) advises the Mayor and First Deputy Mayor on criminal justice policy and is the Mayor’s representative to the courts, district attorneys, defenders, and state criminal justice agencies, among others. MOCJ develops and implements strategies to reduce crime and incarceration and to promote fairness and legitimacy in New York City. MOCJ works with law enforcement, city agencies, non-profits, foundations and others to implement data-driven strategies that address current crime conditions, prevent offending, and build the strong neighborhoods that ensure enduring safety. This is an exciting opportunity for someone that is interested in learning the mechanics of City government and the criminal justice system. 

RESPONSIBILITIES & PROJECTS: MOCJ is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented IOP Director’s Intern with excellent analytic and communication skills to assist the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice. We are committed to ensuring that interns have an opportunity to develop professional skills that support their career interests. Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief of Staff, the intern will have the opportunity to contribute to a variety of developing policies for MOCJ initiatives, and will perform a wide range of analytical, programmatic, and administrative duties, and special projects, including, but not limited to:

  • Conducting a wide range of strategic research;
  • Synthesizing and summarizing information from news articles, reports, etc.;
  • Helping track various projects, programs and administrative matters;
  • Database maintenance, which includes data entry and reporting;
  • Assisting in the development of communication materials and strategies including web, social and traditional media engagement;
  • Performing a review of general news articles related to relevant topics;
  • Providing day-to-day administrative support (scheduling and coordinating meetings, preparing meeting materials, notetaking, etc.);
  • Attending high level meetings with various criminal justice stakeholders;
  • Special projects as needed.

SPECIALIZED SKILLS: Preferred skills and/or qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work efficiently and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to be detail-oriented, multitask, meet deadlines, and think critically and creatively
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, with strong fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Interest in criminal justice policy and/or of New York City’s criminal justice system
  • Knowledge of New York City, State, and Federal government (advantageous but not required)

REMOTE WORK ENVIRONMENT: The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice intern will work for the Deputy Chief of Staff and have opportunities to connect and work for the office’s different teams and topic areas according to their interests. The intern will be in regular phone calls and Zoom meetings with office staff and external agencies and stakeholders, as well as social and networking opportunities within the office. The office has put in place various processes to facilitate opportunities for professional and social connection and networking while teleworking and ensure a productive and positive remote office culture. In addition to performing daily tasks, interns will also have the opportunity to participate in intern programming that will enrich their understanding of the criminal justice system and of working in public service. 


WORKING HOURS: The intern needs to keep the same business hours as our office.


  • Access to high-speed Wi-Fi

  • Personal laptop
New York City, NY