J-PAL North America is recruiting a Crime and Criminal Justice Intern for fall 2016 to contribute to its new Crime and Violence Prevention Initiative. This new initiative is working on promoting policies that can both reduce violence and encourage policymakers to pursue strategies other than incarceration to achieve this goal building on J-PAL’s previous work on crime. Responsibilities of the Crime and Criminal Justice Intern will include: exploring policies and programs that might benefit from and be well-suited for rigorous evaluation, conducting background research, drafting policy-oriented summaries of specific studies related to criminal justice and assisting with outreach and event planning.
We are seeking someone with strong organizational and communication skills as well as an interest in policies that help disadvantaged communities. This position is based in Cambridge, MA. It is a paid, part-time position (10-20 hours per week) during the 2016 fall semester. Work schedule and start and end dates are flexible and there may be an opportunity to extend the term of the internship to the spring. We will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis as we receive them. For more information, see the job description and application information here.