Advance for Change, ARC Inc.

Corrections (Adult)
Corrections (Youth)
Criminal Justice
Jacksonville, Florida

ARC, Inc. conducts investigations into the life histories of those who stand accused of crimes. 
This investigation yields essential information to judges and juries about generational patterns of trauma and mental illness, experiences of systemic oppression, networks of human relationships, and potential for redemption.
ARC, Inc. casework staff members work as members of defense teams and work exclusively on cases where the client has been determined to be indigent.

Intern job description:
Participate review and processing of case-related records and documents into summaries, digests. chronologies, or other formats for the purpose of furthering the team's understanding of key themes and theories of the case.
Identify new sources of case records.
Make case record requests.
Draft memos.
Participate in client-specific team meetings (including with external team members). 
Engage with full ARC staff in context of staff meetings and professional development opportunities.
Conduct research into topics identified as relevant to a particular case.
Potentially engage in video, phone, or in-person client contact - dependent on factors such as safety, pandemic status, case posture, and client well-being.
Potentially participate in field-based investigation activities - subject to case-related factors and student comfort level.
Assist with general research and drafting.

Special placement information:
Accepting MSW 1st-year and MSW 2nd-year/Advanced Standing (SL + clinical) students. Full- and part-time positions available. 
Stipend not available. 
Travel reimbursement available.
Video-/Audio-taping not permitted.
Agency hours: standard business hours. Potential evening and weekend hours available.
COVID-19 vaccination and booster required.