Every year, interns make a huge contribution to CfJJ's advocacy. They help us with everything from
research and writing to organizing meetings and getting out mailings. In return, we try to involve them in the full range of our policy advocacy and also give them a sense of how a small non-profit organization runs. Our goal is to give them an opportunity to learn about and contribute to juvenile justice reform in Massachusetts – and, we hope, spark a life-long interest in this work.
Unpaid internships are available year round for undergraduates as well as graduate and law school students and can range from as much as full-time work for two or three months (e.g., during the summer or a co-op quarter) to a minimum of eight hours per week during a semester. We make every effort to accommodate students receiving work study from their college or university.
We seek candidates with excellent research and writing skills, a demonstrated interest in juvenile justice or a related field, and a close attention to detail. Internship tasks include:
We try to give interns an opportunity to learn about the juvenile justice system first-hand by attending a session of juvenile court and visiting a juvenile facility. Please note that CfJJ does NOT offer direct services.
To apply for an undergraduate or graduate internship position, please submit a cover letter, resume and a 2-3 page writing sample to cfjj (at) cfjj.org.
We thank you for your interest in working with us.