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Summer 2017 Research and Policy Fellow

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.

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 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.

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 2017 Summer Policy Fellow Application” in the subject line of your email.

PROCESS

To learn more information about the fellowship please join our informational call with Policy Director, Jeree Thomas, on Monday, March 6th at 2pm and Friday, March 17th at 4pm.  Call in number: (866) 524-0621 code: 1762334242.  Due to the volume of applications we receive, we do not have capacity to respond to additional individual requests for informational phone calls or application updates.

CFYJ expects to schedule telephone interviews for fellowship candidates in early April 2017. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 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!