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Product Management Intern



Posted on Saturday, March 25, 2023

Location: Remote, New York City, or San Francisco

Role Type: Internship

Compensation: $6,000 for a 3-month internship

Visa sponsorship: Not available

Hires remotely in: United States

Preferred timezones: Eastern, Central, and Pacific Timezones

Remote work policy: Onsite (San Francisco, CA/New York, NY) or remote

Experience: No experience required

Skills: Product Management

About us

Our mission is to accelerate progress toward a smaller, fairer, safer criminal justice system—and to do so at-scale. Recidiviz is a tech startup meets justice nonprofit: we take the speed and problem solving of the tech world and apply it to big public policy challenges where there is huge opportunity for impact. Using modern data infrastructure and thoughtful product design, we’ve been able to safely and permanently reduce incarceration and improve outcomes. We work side-by-side with justice-impacted communities, ecosystem partners, and leaders of the criminal justice system to build a better path forward. In addition to the revenue we earn, some of the most respected philanthropists and foundations—like Y-Combinator, MacKenzie Scott, and Arnold Ventures—support our work.

About the role

Recidiviz product managers combine technology, strategy, communication, and coordination to develop tools that can safely and equitably reduce prison populations.

What you’ll achieve

Core responsibilities :

  • Define, manage, and evolve the product requirements and go-to-market strategy

  • Coordinate internal functions (including engineering, design, data analysis, partnerships, and more) to ensure consistent, high-impact product delivery

  • Develop deep familiarity with the criminal justice system and its data

  • Launch a new product or feature, evaluate them for ongoing impact (positive or negative), and iterate

Who you are

The ideal candidate would have an interest in developing, shipping, and supporting technical products. They would be comfortable going deep in technical discussions, and have either a technical background or significant experience working closely with software engineers. They would be comfortable balancing urgency and empathy in their work with cross-functional team members, and would truly enjoy working complex problems into smaller, more manageable components. They would also be a strong written and verbal communicator, and be comfortable managing internal and external stakeholders. Lastly, the ideal candidate would be able to develop a strong vision for their product, while also practicing humility and a willingness to learn from both the criminal justice ecosystem and others' lived experiences.

What we offer

  • Kind, effective, extremely sharp colleagues, working together on a mission that matters
  • Well-located offices in San Francisco and New York, with the flexibility to work remotely
  • All the exhilarating challenges and professional growth opportunities of a tech startup

More about Recidiviz

Recidiviz was an all-volunteer effort until early 2019, when Clementine, Andrew, and Josh founded the organization. Since then, we’ve built an A-team of software engineers, designers, product managers and domain experts, from companies like Google, Apple, Dropbox, Opower, and Sidewalk Labs. Recidiviz was part of Y-Combinator’s 2019 class and has received support from some of the most respected philanthropists and foundations, including Arnold Ventures, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Schmidt Futures, Ford Foundation, and the Mozilla Foundation.

Now, four years in, Recidiviz works with (and earns revenue from) 11 state partners – big and small, red and blue – and covers 25% of the US incarcerated population. We have helped to get tens of thousands of people out of the criminal justice system, safely and equitably, and saved states nearly $1 billion. In the next five years, Recidiviz plans to partner with 40 states and help 250,000 people who are stuck in the system to get out and stay out. In addition to partnering with state Departments of Corrections, Recidiviz collaborates with and learns from partners – from organizations like the Correctional Leaders Association (CLA) to community based organizations and justice-impacted individuals, whose perspectives guide our work.

To learn more about how we do what we do, check out our 2022 Year in Review, read some press coverage, or watch our recent TED Talk. And if you’re really keen to see our work, you can dive into our Github :).

An important note

Lasting change is always built on diversity. Recidiviz recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, gender identity and all protected status as required by applicable law. We consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a special need that requires accommodation, please let us know in your application. Even if you don't think you meet all the criteria above, drop your resume, and we'll take a look – you might be great for another role and/or another time!