Externship with the Center for Children & Youth Justice

The Center for Children & Youth Justice (CCYJ) is a private not-for-profit organization based in Seattle, WA, dedicated to reforming the State’s juvenile justice, child welfare, and related systems. CCYJ is seeking a part-time law & policy research extern to analyze local school discipline codes around Washington State and compare them to a new national model code.

Job Description: The Law & Policy Research Extern will conduct legal, social science, and policy research around school discipline codes. The extern may be asked to present this research in the form of policy briefs, PowerPoint presentations, and other written materials. This externship is a great opportunity for students interested in child and youth policy, and while previous knowledge or experience in education policy would be helpful, it is not required.

Duties and Responsibilities: Analyze and compare existing school discipline codes to national model; summarize findings, assist in drafting policy briefs; and assist in developing educational materials and PowerPoint presentations.

Qualifications: Excellent research, written and oral communication skills; ability to work on long term projects independently; and demonstrated interest in education, juvenile justice, child welfare, or related areas.

Logistics and Compensation: This is an unpaid part-time externship open to law students, graduate students in a related field, and recent graduates. Rule 9 status is not required. CCYJ is willing to work with you to arrange for academic credit. We are looking to fill the position immediately, with a start date of no later than September 2012.

Application Requirements: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Cheryl Kleiman at ckleiman@ccyj.org. Professional references will be requested if selected for an interview.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted and interviews conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

CCYJ is committed to young people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and religious beliefs. Persons of Color, former foster youth, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.