Jobs & Internships

Jobs & Internships


Field Trip Facilitator (Temporary, Part-time)
For Immediate Hire


Are you passionate about justice, education, and democracy? Do you want to work inside Boston’s stunning federal courthouse, gain marketable nonprofit skills and learn from a dedicated and experienced staff? Discovering Justice is seeking two part time Field Trip Facilitators to begin in mid-March and end in April with potential to continue on. We are looking for candidates with availability Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Ideal candidates would be available at least two out of the four days. Apply today to join our team for the spring!

About Discovering Justice

Discovering Justice is a nonprofit leader in civic education whose mission is to prepare young people to value the justice system, realize the power of their own voices, and embrace civic responsibility by connecting classrooms and courtrooms. From our waterfront home in Boston’s Moakley U.S. Courthouse, we offer innovative in-school curriculum, after-school mock trial programs, and courthouse field trips that teach more than 20,000 elementary and middle school students annually about the justice system, the role of law in a democratic society, and the fundamental importance of good citizenship.

Position Overview and Responsibilities

The Field Trip Facilitator will support the increasing demand from schools across Massachusetts for our innovative experiential learning programs at the Moakley Courthouse. The Field Trip Facilitator will be responsible for facilitating mock civil and criminal trials and mock appellate programs for students in first through eighth grade. Working closely with a dynamic team of passionate educators, this role will enable Discovering Justice to broaden its impact and serve more schools across the Commonwealth.

Qualifications

The Field Trip Facilitator must be highly motivated, personable, organized, and passionate about civic education and social justice. Prior experience working with young people is required. Excellent communications skills and an ability to engender enthusiasm for the programs and mission of Discovering Justice are critical.

Compensation

$15/hour

Contact

Please email your cover letter and resume to Danielle White at careers@discoveringjustice.org by March 17, 2017.

 

Discovering Justice is committed to equal opportunity employment practices. Candidates of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 


Program Internship — Summer 2017


Are you passionate about justice, education, and democracy? Do you want to work inside Boston’s stunning federal courthouse, gain marketable nonprofit skills and learn from a dedicated and experienced staff? Discovering Justice is seeking a college student or recent graduate for an unpaid summer internship to begin in mid-May and end in August, and work Tuesday to Friday. Apply today to join our team for the summer!

 

About Discovering Justice

Discovering Justice is a nonprofit leader in civic education whose mission is to prepare young people to value the justice system, realize the power of their own voices, and embrace civic responsibility by connecting classrooms and courtrooms. From our waterfront home in Boston’s Moakley U.S. Courthouse, we offer innovative in-school curriculum, afterschool mock trial programs, and courthouse field trips that teach more than 20,000 elementary and middle school students annually about the justice system, the role of law in a democratic society, and the fundamental importance of good citizenship.

 

Position Overview

Discovering Justice seeks a summer intern to support and lead mock trials  administration and support operations for our key programs serving kindergarten through eighth grade from schools across Massachusetts.

Working closely with a dynamic team of passionate educators, this role will enable Discovering Justice to broaden its impact and serve more schools across the Commonwealth.  The summer intern will work cross organizationally with numerous staff, and may also work with judges, volunteer attorneys and docents, teachers, and students.

 

Responsibilities

Intern duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Supporting our spring and summer Stand Up for Your Rights mock appellate program for middle and high school students
  • Leading mock trials for elementary school students
  • Managing the summer walk-in tours program
  • Compiling and analyzing statistical data on program participation and impact
  • Creating and updating program marketing materials
  • Organizing and preparing for teacher workshops
  • Updating social media, website, and database
  • Other office duties as needed

 

Qualifications

Discovering Justice’s Summer Intern must be highly motivated, personable, organized, and passionate about civic education.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skill
  • Experience working with elementary and/or middle school students
  • The ability to engender enthusiasm for the programs and mission of Discovering Justice
  • Minimum 1-2 years experience working in a professional setting
  • The demonstrated ability to multitask and collaborate with a team.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel, and social media is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Word Press, Adobe Illustrator, and Raiser’s Edge is a plus.
  • An interest in education and/or the legal system is also preferred.

Discovering Justice is committed to equal opportunity employment practices. Candidates of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ candidates are encouraged to apply.

Contact
Please email your cover letter and resume to MJ Bastien at careers@discoveringjustice.org by March 19, 2017.

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