Summer 2017 Research and Policy Fellow with the Campaign for Youth Justice

Employer
Campaign for Youth Justice
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Mar 01, 2017
Closes
Aug 11, 2017
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Nonprofit, Research
Hours
Full Time

Schedule: Fellows are full time (35 hours per week for 10-12 weeks). Fellows work Monday through Friday during regular business hours (approximately 9:30 am-5:30 pm).

Location: Campaign for Youth Justice in Washington, DC

Compensation: This fellow program offers no compensation or stipend.

Duration: June 5- August 11, 2017

Deadline to Apply:March 31st- Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed as needed until the fellowship is filled.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ) is dedicated to ending the practice of trying, sentencing, and incarcerating youth under 18 in the adult criminal justice system.

The Campaign works in partnership with state-based campaigns in a number of states. We serve as a clearinghouse of information on youth prosecuted as adults and make our tools and resources available to those interested in learning and taking action on an issue that personally affects them.

We strongly believe that any movement must involve those who are most impacted by the laws and policies. Thus, we seek to empower those affected by encouraging them to use their voices and experiences to effect meaningful change.

For additional information, please visit: http://www.campaignforyouthjustice.org/

ABOUT THE FELLOWS PROGRAM

Research and Policy Fellow (1 Fellow position): The Research and Policy fellow will intern full time in the CFYJ office. Fellow responsibilities may include researching different justice-related policies (local, state, federal) or proposed policies (reform bills) that could impact CFYJ's current or future projects, and assisting with various research-related tasks. These tasks may include quantitative and/or qualitative data collection, data entry, and/or analysis, preparing literature reviews, drafting blog entries for CFYJ's website, and assisting with specific state- level policy requests. Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend local and federal briefings and hearings.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate:

  • Has an avid interest in juvenile justice reform;
  • Is interested in research and policy;
  • Applicants must be pursuing graduate level work in law, public policy, or a related field;
  • Is detail oriented and organized;
  • Is enthusiastic about gaining a new knowledge base;
  • Has a professional work ethic;
  • Can work independently, problem solve, and take initiative;
  • Has prior work or volunteer experience with a community-based organization and/or youth;
  • Has knowledge of legal search engines, Microsoft Office, and other database and presentation software packages.