Research and Database Management Internship




Summer interns will receive a summer stipend of up to $3,000

Hours per week

The intern is expected to work full-time (40 hours/week) for 10 weeks over the summer. Anticipated start date is early June, 2018.



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1315 Walnut Street, Suite 400
4th Floor
United States


Juvenile Law Center seeks a dedicated, enthusiastic, and experienced individual for a summer internship position to assist with project-based research and database management support. The intern will work with Juvenile Law Center’s Executive Director, Juvenile Life Without Parole Fellow, and staff on other project teams. This internship will provide strong insight into each of Juvenile Law Center’s project areas (Child Welfare, Conditions of Confinement, Economic Justice, Education, Second Chances, Youth Advocacy, and Youth in the Adult System) and is ideal for individuals who are considering careers in law, policy, or social services.

Primary Responsibilities

Children and the Law Casebook Research

  • Work with Executive Director to update materials for next edition of legal casebook on children and the law
  • Conduct research on social media and other online media sites

Juvenile Life Without Parole Database Management

  • Collect and manage data on individuals sentenced to life without parole arising out of juvenile offenses (“juvenile lifers”)
  • Monitor legal dockets throughout the state to update resentencing outcomes and upcoming hearings for juvenile lifers
  • Research legal and media databases to identify key information regarding offense, resentencing hearing, and other information relevant
  • Organize correspondence with juvenile lifers and other incarcerated individuals
  • Crosscheck data kept by courts, Department of Corrections, and Parole Board for accuracy and consistency between agencies

Project Area Statistics Management

  • Work with Executive Director, communications team, and project team leaders to create bank of consistent statistical evidence that supports the work of each project area
  • Compile accurate and easily cited statistics

Youth Matters Philly Support

  • Complete administrative and research tasks for the Youth Matters Philly app, which helps youth in Philadelphia find and access local resources such as shelters, housing, foodbanks, healthcare providers, and more
  • Research programs that serve youth ages 14 – 26 in the Philadelphia area
  • Enter, code, and clean data using Microsoft Excel

Other Project Area Assistance as Requested

Required Qualifications

  • Interest in child welfare, the juvenile/criminal justice systems, and social policy as demonstrated through coursework, previous work experience, and/or other demonstrated interest
  • Demonstrated efficiency, persistence, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook and high level of comfort using online tools
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines
  • Strong oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of some college coursework
  • Research experience in an office or academic environment


Summer interns will receive a summer stipend of up to $3,000. Interns are encouraged to seek funding from other sources; Juvenile Law Center can assist with applications for outside funding, including from the federal work study program. Internships for college credit are not eligible for a stipend. Inability to secure outside funding will not jeopardize the possibility of receiving an internship with Juvenile Law Center, as stipends are intended to make the internship accessible to all individuals who may be interested in working with us.

How To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter indicating your interest in the position to with the subject line “Research Internship.”