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Spring 2018 Research and Policy Fellow

Research and Policy Fellow (1 Fellow position): The Research and Policy fellow will intern part time in the CFYJ office (about 10 hours/week). 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.


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.


Please submit the following materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Cover letter indicating your experience and interest in juvenile justice reform
  • Resume
  • List of two to three references
  • Writing sample (two to five pages)

Please submit your application materials as MS Word or PDF attachments. Include all attachments in a single email. Please include, “CFYJ 2017 Fall Policy Fellow Application” in the subject line of your email.


Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed as needed until the fellowships are filled.