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Summer 2017 Fellow in Operations and Special Projects with the Campaign for Youth Justice

Operations/Special Projects fellow will intern full time in the CFYJ office. Fellow responsibilities may include: assisting staff with state campaign related activities andstrategy development; assisting with the development of advocacy resources and tools and with writing for the CFYJ blog; maintaining portions of our website; supporting data collection and evaluation of state legislative campaigns in which we have been involved; developing materials and technical assistance documents for Youth Justice Action Month (YJAM) which CFYJ coordinates every October.

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 5th- August 11th, 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

Operations/Special Projects Intern (1 Fellow position): Operations/Special Projects fellow will intern full time in the CFYJ office. Fellow responsibilities may include: assisting staff with state campaign related activities andstrategy development; assisting with the development of advocacy resources and tools and with writing for the CFYJ blog; maintaining portions of our website; supporting data collection and evaluation of state legislative campaigns in which we have been involved; developing materials and technical assistance documents for Youth Justice Action Month (YJAM) which CFYJ coordinates every October.

In addition, the fellow will have the opportunity to help with develop our Prisoner Correspondence Program, and data entry support to help expand the reach of our action alerts.  He/she will also help put together a summer learning institute for other youth justice fellows in the DC area.

Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend local and federal briefings and hearings.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate:

- Has an interest in juvenile justice reform;
- Is a strong writer and researcher;
- Has some experience with data entry and management and other office operations;
- Currently takes classes focused on law, legal studies, psychology, public health, public policy, social work, sociology, or another related field;
- Is detail oriented and organized;
- Is enthusiastic about gaining new knowledge bases;
- 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 Microsoft Office, and other database software packages.


TO APPLY

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 Summer Policy Fellow Application” in the subject line of your email.

PROCESS

CFYJ expects to schedule telephone interview for early April 2017. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. CFYJ receives a large number of applications for a small number of fellowships; therefore, please do not call CFYJ after submitting your application. If you have questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for your interest in CFYJ!