Paid Summer Internships: Investigating Impact of Parental Arrest Policies

The Human Rights Program in the Institute for Global Studies is partnering for the second consecutive year with the local non-profit Children of Incarcerated Caregivers in seeking graduate/professional and upper-level undergraduate students to serve on an interdisciplinary research team during summer 2016. The team will research parental arrest policies and contact between children and their incarcerated caregivers. Team members will also identify persons within organizations working on related issues in the United States and abroad. The work will culminate in a written report that provides support for best practices in parental arrest policies and programs to increase positive connections between children and their incarcerated parents. Stipends of $5,500 for graduate/professional students and $4,000 for undergraduates are offered for this FT, two-month internship opportunity. Link to additional information. February 26, 2016 application deadline.
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Paid Summer Internships: Investigating Impact of Parental Arrest Policies and Programs Aimed to Increase and Improve Contact Between Children and Their Imprisoned Parents

Children of Incarcerated Caregivers (CIC)
is seeking a team of interdisciplinary students from the University of Minnesota for a funded, two-month summer internship. CIC is a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization dedicated to researching and advocating for policies and programs that improve the lives of children whose primary caregivers are involved with the criminal justice system in the United States and abroad.

CIC seeks talented and committed interns to conduct a comprehensive search and summary of scholarly literature in various disciplines, as well as other reports that reference parental arrest policies and contact between children and their incarcerated caregivers. Interns will be expected to identify persons within organizations working on similar issues in the United States and abroad and to contact them in order to establish connections to gain additional insight for CIC. Interns will develop first steps for collaboration with groups operating in other countries.
The summer research project will culminate in a written report that provides support for best practices in parental arrest policies and programs to increase positive connections between children and their incarcerated parents. The interns’ recommendations will guide CIC’s work for 2016 and 2017, and their work will be presented publicly in September 2016 at an event on the University of Minnesota’s campus.

The team will work under the auspices of the University of Minnesota’s Human Rights Program. Interns will work remotely, but have office space when needed at the Human Rights Program. Team members will be expected to meet regularly as a group to receive feedback and direction from University of Minnesota faculty from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Human Rights Program in the College of Liberal Arts, Macalester faculty, as well as CIC board members with experience in criminal justice, child development, and human rights issues.
Qualifications: Graduate/professional students and upper level undergraduates in human rights, public policy, law, psychology, sociology, or other programs related to the issue of children and parental incarceration will be considered. To be successful, candidates must have demonstrated research and writing skills. Special consideration will be given to applicants with previous work in the areas of international human rights, criminal justice, and child development, and candidates who are fluent in Spanish.

Deadline for applications: February 26, 2016
Commitment: 40 hours per week, from May 30 – July 29
Stipend: $5,500 graduate student; $4,000 undergraduate student.

Students may apply for University of Minnesota grants to supplement this stipend.

Application process: Please email a CV and cover letter by February 26, 2016, explaining interest in and qualifications for the internship to:
Rochelle Hammer
Human Rights Program
University of Minnesota
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