Thursday, June 7, 2018

Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation - Summer 2018 Internship with ICF

The Justice and Community Development (JCD) Research and Evaluation Team has a broad portfolio of projects focusing on criminal justice practices and policies.  The team is seeking a summer intern to work on multiple projects with topics ranging from victim services, juvenile justice, human trafficking, corrections, and law enforcement.  With the supervision of more experienced researchers, the intern will be responsible for assisting in the performance of social science research and evaluation of training and technical assistance by gathering literature and documents for review, transcribing interviews, qualitatively coding interview transcripts, coordinating interviews/meetings, and helping to prepare material for inclusion in reports. As a summer intern, you will apply your academic knowledge, gain exposure to major projects surrounding the improvement of federal, state and local juvenile justice and child welfare systems, and interact with a variety of experts in juvenile justice, human trafficking, victim services, child welfare, and related fields. Interns at ICF often return after graduation to take positions within our consulting practice or enroll in outstanding graduate programs around the country.  

The position is located at ICF's headquarters in Fairfax, VA.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform background research on specified topics and synthesize material in the form of annotated bibliographies and literature reviews.
  • Support training and technical assistance activities for federal juvenile justice, human trafficking, victims of crime, and/or child welfare programs and initiatives.
  • Support cleaning and validating data using statistical analysis software such as SPSS, Stata, or SAS.
  • Transcribe and code qualitative data.
  • Analyze primary and secondary data using basic statistical methods (e.g., descriptives).
  • Coordinate logistics and assist with conferences/meeting planning (e.g., teleconferences and virtual meetings).
Basic Qualifications:
  • Enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice, sociology, statistics, economics, social work,  public policy, or related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Introductory knowledge of social science research and methods.
  • Proficient in MS applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Interest in criminal and juvenile justice topics.
ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Apply on ICF website.