The newly-formed Columbia University Justice Lab is seeking dedicated, curious, and talented students, both graduate and undergraduate, to apply for paid Research Assistant positions on our projects.Directed by Bruce Western and Vincent Schiraldi, the Justice Lab combines original research, policy development, and community engagement to propel the project of justice reform. In our vision, justice depends on peaceful and healthy communities that help all their members to flourish in a climate of fairness and respect. We work for a community-centered justice, in which incarceration is no longer used as a solution to problems that are often rooted in poverty and racial inequality.We currently have projects related to community corrections (probation and parole), emerging adult justice, juvenile justice, reentry, mass incarceration, solitary confinement, and fines and fees. You can learn more about our projects on our website, at justicelab.iserp.columbia.edu. Research Assistants generally work on one project at a time, but may spend time working across multiple project teams.
If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a current resume and a brief statement indicating 1) which types of activities and 2) which projects are most interesting to you. Please also indicate whether and in what context(s) you may have done these activities previously, and how many hours per week you would like to be working.