Research Intern

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New York
New York
United States


The New York City Criminal Justice Agency, Inc. (CJA) is a private non-profit corporation serving the City's Criminal Justice system by providing pretrial and research services.

CJA pursues its goal of servicing the criminal justice system in the following ways: decreasing the number of days spent in detention by criminal defendants; screening defendants for a range of non-custodial sanctions; reducing the rate of non-appearance in court among defendants released from detention and awaiting trial; and providing information and research services to criminal justice policy makers, City officials, and the public.

CJA’s Research Department serves the agency’s mission by disseminating information about the Agency's activities, arrests and criminal court outcomes in New York City. To accomplish this, the Department issues reports about CJA operations, conducts studies on criminal justice policies and practices, develops risk assessment instruments to make release recommendations to the court, and evaluates CJA programs.

Under the supervision of a Senior Researcher, the intern would assist with various activities related to:

  • data entry and data analysis
  • results reporting for research projects pertaining to pretrial services

*Experience using SPSS, Stata, R, or a related statistical programming environment required for the research assignment.


Stipend Paid & Credit Available

CJA is currently offering the following internship for undergraduate students. We offer a stipend for semester length assignments and weekly MetroCard to cover incidentals and expenses associated with participation in the program. Students enrolled in a matriculated program, wishing to gain credit or experiential learning, are welcome to apply.