CRJW Internship Program

Interns play a vital role in the work we do at the Center for Restorative Justice Works (CRJW). Part of a collaborative effort, interns help bring hope and healing to communities impacted by the criminal justice system.


The Center for Restorative Justice Works partners with a number of colleges and universities within and outside of California. Opportunities are offered to students across various academic programs such as psychology, criminal justice, social work, art design and more for a chance to gain professional skills and experience. Priority placement will be given to students who need to fulfill required fieldwork or service learning hours requirements during the Fall, Summer and Spring term. If you would still like to help but do not have any required hours to fulfill, please consider applying for a VOLUNTEER POSITION.


  • Must be 18 + years of age 
  • Must attend an accredited college/university
  • Must be enrolled in a program that requires fieldwork or service-learning hours to be completed. Priority placement will be given to individuals who fulfill this requirement.


CRJW Office Intern (OI)

In Person or Remote


DESCRIPTION: Collaborate with the CRJW staff and interns at the CRJW headquarters in Montebello, CA to support day-to-day program operations. You will work closely with different team members to assist with various essential office tasks which may include:

  • Clerical tasks including data entry, copying, organizing, filing, and researching.
  • Working with the Family Advocate interns and volunteers to support family participants of the Get On The Bus (GOTB) Program.
  • Preparing items for and attending tabling and outreach events with CRJW staff.
  • Assisting with planning for future CRJW events such as coordinating transportation, activities, and/or meals.

Family Advocate Intern (FA)

In Person or Remote


DESCRIPTION: Connecting with families to support their Get On The Bus Event registration and participation. This role may include the following responsibilities:

  • Providing one- on-one support to families leading up to the GOTB event including prison and GOTB required documents.
  • Accompanying families and volunteers on the bus trip to the prison and attending the visiting event at the prison (based on volunteer need/not required).
  • Connecting with local volunteers/community members to assist with GOTB fundraising efforts and donation drives.

Internship positions is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.; please note hours may change for Holidays and other special events. Internship capacity and positions may vary per season. Given the number of applications we receive, applicants may be contacted when openings become available or on a needed basis.

Important Dates & Deadlines

We encourage intern applicants to submit their application as soon as possible to allow time for review and important updates.


Please review and complete the application form below. After submitting your application, the CRJW team will follow up with further information.

For questions regarding current internship opportunities, please email Liza Escun at