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Court Advocacy Administrative Intern

About Fortune: The Fortune Society, Inc. (Fortune) has evolved into one of the nation’s preeminent reentry and justice-informed service organizations, providing formerly-incarcerated people with the skills and wrap-around services needed to break the cycle of crime and incarceration and to build productive lives in their communities. Our Mission: The Fortune Society’s mission is to support successful reentry from incarceration and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities.
Opportunity Title: Court Advocacy Administrative Intern
Type: Intern, un-paid
Department/Reports To: Court Advocacy/ Court Advocate
Location: In-Person (Long Island City / Brooklyn / Manhattan)
Tentative Schedule: 15-20 hours per week commitment (sometime Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Duration: Fall (Sept 1-Dec 15); Spring (Feb 1-May 15); Summer (June 1-Aug 15)
Application Deadline: Ongoing until opportunity is filled. 

Position Summary: The goal of the Administrative Intern is to provide administrative and programmatic support to the Court Advocacy department. The intern will share a small office with other staff.
Tasks / Primary Responsibilities
§ Track program referrals
§ Record intakes conducted by Court Advocates
§ Conduct eligibility assessments of housing referrals
§ Track active housing clients
§ Assist with SharePoint administration
§ Assist with other administrative and programmatic tasks
Learning Objectives:
▪      Learn data management skills and project coordination in the nonprofit sector
▪      Become an effective team player 
▪      Develop communication skills
▪      Increase knowledge about and understanding of individuals impacted by the criminal justice system
Preferred Qualifications:
§ Previous experience in Excel and SharePoint preferred
§ Ability to take minimal direction and multitask
§ Strong writing, editing, fact checking, research, and verbal communications skills
§ Strong passion and desire to promote the mission and work of Fortune
§ Sensitivity toward the population served by The Fortune Society and the ability to assist them without bias is necessary.
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Additional Requirements
§ Must be 18+ of age
§ Must have personal laptop/computer with reliable internet connection
§ Must show proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination (boosters not required to comply with EO47).