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College Internship: Fair Chance Hiring Research Assistant

POSTING DATE: July 20, 2020

CLOSING DATE: August 31, 2020

Time Period: September - December 2020

Hours: Flexible

Location: Remote

Note Regarding Compensation: MindOpen Learning Strategies believes in equitable access to professional development opportunities for college students. While our company is not able to compensate interns financially, we do not expect interns to work for free. We invite applications from students who will receive credit or compensation from their institutions

Description of Role: MindOpen Learning Strategies, a growing social justice consulting firm located in New York City with a U.S. national scope, is looking forward to welcoming a College Intern with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to social justice.

Specifically, the Intern will be involved with a project to advance Fair Chance Employment (hiring people with criminal records in the workforce): a series of training modules designed to help businesses move beyond legal compliance with anti-discrimination laws  to full inclusion of the vast untapped talent pool of formerly incarcerated people, including managing risks, accessing resources, overcoming implicit bias, and embedding organizational change.

The intern will have an opportunity to gain a wide range of professionals skills and exposure by participating in meetings and events (virtual during Covid-19), and contributing to curriculum development. Specifically, with the support of their host site supervisor, the Intern will be responsible for reviewing and synthesizing policy updates and research on issues related to Fair Chance Employment, on a weekly basis.

For more information about our company and projects, please visit our website at

Instructions for Applying:

Please send an email to, with a letter describing why you are interested in this role, and a current resume.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, with priority given to applications received by August 14th.

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