Witness to Mass Incarceration is seeking an intern to create an app that works to grow our program The MAP, a first-of-its-kind online directory of formerly incarcerated-led services and businesses. Out of necessity, many formerly incarcerated people turn to self-employment to sustain themselves. To uplift these organizations, we’re working to build public recognition and change the narrative around formerly incarcerated people from criminals waiting to commit their next crime to hardworking entrepreneurs.
Responsibilities and Expected Outcomes:
• Develop an application to go with The MAP project.
Qualifications, Credentials, and Technical Skills Required:
• Undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate student
• Flexible and self-motivated
• Detail-oriented, with the ability to prioritize under deadlines
• Understanding of or prior work/volunteer experience in non-profit organizations is preferred
This internship will run through the fall semester, with the option to extend into the spring semester. Because this is an unpaid internship, Witness to Mass Incarceration is happy to provide recommendations or references for all interns. In terms of internship credit, some educational institutions require prior approval before the start of an internship. It is the responsibility of the student to check with their institution to be sure they meet any requirements before they accept a position.
About Witness to Mass Incarceration Inc.
As the Founder and Executive Director of Witness to Mass Incarceration (Witness), Evie Litwok’s experiences with the judicial and correctional systems serve as the inspiration behind Witness’ mission, which operates to place formerly incarcerated women and LGBTQ+ people at the forefront of the movement to end mass incarceration, restore safety, dignity, and respect in correctional facilities and reduce barriers to successful reentry. is committed to long-term and permanent solutions to ensure successful reentry, by focusing on four pillars we believe necessary to make this happen: housing, employment, trauma-informed care, and community support. Every year 700,000 people are released from prison into the “free” world, many of whom are homeless, penniless, and lacking family support. The immediate challenge they face is how to survive. In response, Witness to Mass Incarceration focused on reentry, advocacy, and civic engagement, and our newest program is a resource map of formerly incarcerated-led services and businesses. We focus on improving conditions of confinement through our work to end sexual violence in confinement. We have designed and are implementing a new approach to reentry. We respond to events which require immediate action, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.