Juvenile Reentry Program Fellow - Iowa Department of Human Rights

Location: Des Moines, IA Dates: May 20 - August 9, 2019

Compensation: $575/week stipend, up to 5% bonus Deadline: March 24, 2019


Future Leaders In Action Overview:

Future Leaders in Action (FLIA) cultivates leaders and strengthens youth-oriented nonprofits through a fellowship program. Fellows, individuals interested in entering the social sector, work on-site full-time at a partner agency to develop or implement a pre-determined enrichment program.

Throughout the fellowship, fellows gain various professional skills including fundraising, communication, program development, in a fast-paced, hands-on learning environment.


Iowa Department of Human Rights Overview: 

The Iowa Department of Human Right’s (DHR) Mission: To ensure basic rights, freedoms and opportunities for all by empowering underrepresented Iowans and eliminating economic, social and cultural barriers. We help individuals attain economic independence by ensuring access to government services and advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success consistent with their aspirations.  The Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning (CJJP) is Iowa’s Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) and carries out research, policy analysis, program development, and data analysis activities to assist policy makers, justice system agencies and others to identify issues of concern and to improve the operation and effectiveness of Iowa's justice system.


Position Overview and Responsibilities:

You will ...

  • Assist with the oversight, preparation, and finalization of a report, which summarizes juvenile justice reentry reform efforts in Iowa

  • Learn more about the juvenile justice system, how it operates, and the barriers youth face upon reentry along with the current reforms occurring in Iowa

  • Compile and report data from various partners involved in the juvenile justice reentry system

  • Attend a pre-fellowship training retreat in Chicago, IL from May 20-25, 2019 (expenses covered)

  • Fundraise $500 (with guidance from FLIA)

  • Actively participate in weekly FLIA professional development responsibilities including check-in calls

  • Write two blog articles

  • Complete a final report and video

Position Qualifications:

  • Writing and communication skills

  • Organizational skills

  • Public speaking skills

  • Comfortable working with youth

  • Commitment to continuous professional improvement and reflection

  • Resourcefulness and initiative

  • Passionate about the social sector and juvenile justice

  • Use patience and tolerance to address problems

  • Demonstrate integrity

  • Demonstrate professionalism


Candidates will also be requested to provide two professional writing samples at the time of an interview. The selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check and/or fingerprinting.