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WJCF Announces Fellowships and Internships for Winter 2007

The Western Justice Center Foundation (WJCF) has just announced internships and volunteer opportunities for Winter 2007. WJCF strives to create a more civil society through a process of engagement and education that will enable individuals and institutions to become partners in peace-building. WJCF is non-partisan and non-ideological. It nurtures collaboration among diverse groups and creates cost-effective partnerships among organizations to accomplish more than each organization could achieve alone. WJCF is both a local and national resource, providing services and testing new ideas in the greater Pasadena/Los Angeles area, then communicating results on these and other model practices to a growing national/international constituency.

Each position will have a paid stipend. Applicants should include a resume and cover letter. Designate which internship or fellowship you are applying for in the cover letter. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. Fellowships are targeted at graduate students and/or professionals interested with some substantive background in the area that is advertised. Internships are targeted at undergraduate students and/or community volunteers who demonstrate an interest in the subject matter and are willing to learn more about the specific topic. If your application is considered, you will be contacted by the relevant staff member who will supervise the internship/fellowship. Applications are due by December 20, 2006. Please send applications via email to info@westernjustice.org or by fax, Attn. Erin Moore at 626 568 8223

Fellow in Innovative Peacebuilding Initiatives

Western Justice Center Executive Director, Najeeba Syeed-Miller is seeking a Fellow to research, implement and assist with the design of emerging conflict resolution issues. The Fellow will work directly with the Executive Director to track relevant and cutting edge social conflicts that respond to conflict resolution systems design. In particular, WJC is interested in furthering its work in the area of community based non-violence praxis and theory. Additionally, the Fellow will represent WJC at important functions, act as a liaison for the Executive Director and manage other projects for the Center. The duration of the fellowship is 10 months. The Fellow will be provided with a monthly stipend.

Finance and Administration Intern

The part-time intern position includes a monthly stipend and is ideal for current or recent finance, accounting or other administrative majors with interest in nonprofit organization.
The internship duration is 16 weeks starting January 2007. Requirements: Must be current college/university student or recent graduate with experience working in an office environment. Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel are essential. Applicants must pay good attention to detail, be very organized, and be an independent worker. Responsibilities: The intern will work directly with members of the finance and administration departments in assisting in basic finance and accounting tasks, human resource projects, filing and other office operational assistance as needed by the department. Intern will receive a monthly stipend.

Fellow or Intern in Fundraising and Communications

Western Justice Center Director of Development, Jackie Landy, is seeking a Fellow or Intern to help with the research and development of public and private grant applications, and other written communications materials. The Fellow or Intern will work directly with the Director of Development and learn how to write engaging, effective grant proposals and establish a diverse fundraising/communications program. The duration of the fellowship or internship is 10 months. The Fellow or Intern will be provided with a monthly stipend.

Fellow, Community Engagement Programs

The Western Justice Center Foundation invites applications for a semester-long fellowship under the supervision of the Program Director, Community Engagement Programs. Responsibilities: Research existing re-entry programs for impending and recent parolees; Research the need and available resources for the creation of a conflict resolution system/component to complement the services offered by re-entry programs and assist in the development and implementation of a conflict resolution system for the benefit of impending and recent parolees in L.A. County, if deemed necessary; Create and maintain relationships with community organizations which work with the targeted population and are interested in becoming more involved with conflict resolution programs and/or systems. Requirements: Background in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or related field. Knowledge of the principles of criminology and penology. Knowledge of psychological concepts of behavior, social adjustment and emotional stability. Knowledge of the parole and probation rehabilitative process and applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations relating to pardons and paroles. Skill in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and presentation software programs. The position requires 10-15 hours per week. Create your own schedule within our office hours of 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Fellowship duration is 4 months minimum. Paid monthly stipend.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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