Vera Fellows Program

The John Jay-Vera Fellows Program is a collaborative project between John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Vera Institute of Justice, and Vera’s spinoff agencies. The program provides a unique internship and academic experience for outstanding undergraduate students at John Jay College who have a demonstrated commitment to social justice and public service.  Students in the program will work in agencies that seek to improve the administration of justice, influence public policy, conduct research, and deliver a range of social services at the same time they are taking specially-designed, theme-based seminars with John Jay’s outstanding Interdisciplinary Studies Program (ISP) faculty.

The John Jay-Vera Fellows intern approximately 10 hours/week, for two semesters, with one or two of the host agencies, and attend a coordinated two-hour weekly seminar taught by three John Jay faculty members from the College’s Interdisciplinary Study Program. The Fellows receive 6 academic credits (3 per semester) and a $3,000 stipend ($1,500 per semester) for their commitment and service in the program.

The College thanks the Charina Endowment Fund, Herb and Elizabeth Sturz, Frederick Schwarz, Jr., Jeffrey Gural, and Arthur Mirante for their generous support of the John Jay-Vera Fellows Program.

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The John Jay-Vera Fellows Program

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