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Red Lodge Internship

Red Lodge Transition Services

About us:

Red Lodge Transition Services is a non-profit grass roots organization supported by volunteers who have experience working with men and women in prison.  Our primary objective is to assist Native men and women who are ready to transition from prison and jail back to community.  Creating a realistic plan for transition can be very stressful!  There are many obstacles and barriers each person, family and community must navigate through in order to be successful. Red Lodge Transition Services is working to identify barriers, and educate people about what they can do to prepare for re-entry.

Statement of Mission:

We believe and practice that all life is sacred. We encourage and support humanitarian treatment of incarcerated Native American individuals during incarceration and their reentry into the community.

We promote healthy choices and resources proven to reduce recidivism.  We accomplish this by providing access to resources, individual counseling sessions, networking with communities, mentorship programs, spirituality and assisting the individual with navigating the complexity of the reentry process.

In order to promote successful reentry of incarcerated Native Americans, we provide assistance, guidance and support to individuals, families and communities. We believe that prevention, responsibility and empowerment are tools essential in breaking the cycle of chemical addiction, violence and abuse which leads to incarceration.

Internship Details:

Intern will have the following areas of primary responsibility: Support the work of Red Lodge Transition Services by assisting with writing newsletters, and mailings.  Assist with community outreach ideas and coordination of meetings.  Assist fund raising efforts including the art auctions.  Interns who qualify will have opportunity to assist with program services at local institutions such as Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.  Programs include, Talking Circle, Yearly Feast, and Transitional Planning. 

Qualifications: Experience in grassroots social change initiatives and design or publishing skills a plus, but not required. Applicant must have some working knowledge of issues related to Native Americans and incarceration.  Applicant must be able to pass a background check if interested in outreach at prison facilities.  Applicant needs to be dependable, organized, and respectful of cultural issues. 

Duration: 3 to 6 months Start Date: As soon as possible Hours: Part time (3-4 hours weekly). Hours worked are flexible.

Compensation: We are not able to offer compensation at this time, but can offer a meaningful and rewarding experience.  We will work with universities to meet parameters of academic program requirements for credit.

Application Process: Please send a resume and cover letter electronically to the email listed below. No phone calls please.

Contact Information:

E-mail to [email protected]