Summer 2018 Research & Policy Legal Fellow
Schedule: Internships are full time (35 hours per week for 10 weeks). Fellows work Monday through Friday during regular business hours (approximately 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
Location: Washington, DC
Duration: June 4th to August 10th
Deadline to Apply: March 30, 2018
Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed as needed until the fellowships are 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
The Research & Policy Legal Fellow (1 Fellow Position): The Research and Policy Legal Fellow will intern full time in the CFYJ office. Fellow responsibilities may include tracking and 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 a law degree;
- 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.
HOW TO APPLY
- Cover letter indicating your experience and interest in juvenile justice reform
- 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 2018 Summer Research and Policy Legal Fellow Application” in the subject line of your email.