The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. The Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protections in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them — in Congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion.
The Brennan Center’s Justice Program seeks to improve our criminal justice system by ending mass incarceration while keeping the country safe. The program blends law, policy, and economics to produce new empirical analyses and advance innovative policy solutions to advance this goal at the federal and state level.
Position: The Justice Program is seeking a full-time Research & Program Associate (RPA) to join a cutting edge inter-disciplinary team working to end mass incarceration in the United States. The RPA will provide statistical research and administrative support, working with an economist and reporting to a program counsel. Projects will include: periodic reports compiling and analyzing crime data; reports studying the economic consequences of mass incarceration; and other statistical research projects as they arise.
The RPA will provide quantitative research and analysis for these projects; support the writing and editing of reports that present these findings; assist with the release of reports, including organizing events; and provide administrative support to the team. The ideal candidate will be a college graduate with 1-3 years of research experience who is considering a career in law, public policy, economics, or social science.
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
Applications: The application deadline is July 1, 2018, but applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis and decisions will be made as soon as exemplary candidates are identified. To apply visit http://brennancenter.applytojob.com/apply/fTVtP2UcdK/Research-Program-Associate-Justice-Program. Please upload the following application materials: cover letter (copy and paste where indicated), resume, and contact information for three references. If applicable, please include Internet hyperlinks to authored writing samples. No phone calls or faxes. Please reference where you saw this posting.
If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: email@example.com with “RPA, Justice Program” in the subject line, after registering in the online system. Applying through our website is strongly preferred.
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