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Temporary Research Positions – Open Immediately

The Connecticut Sentencing Commission staffed by the University of Connecticut Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) is seeking talented and collaborative applicants for short-term research positions to support current projects and legislative initiatives in pretrial justice, mental health and the criminal legal system, prison education, and other related topics. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis to begin immediately, with an ending date of June 30, 2024 and the possibility of renewal based on performance and available work. Weekly commitment is flexible depending on applicants availability and can vary from 10-25 hrs.

Current law students and graduate students in criminology, public policy, political science, and related fields, as well as individuals with research and policy experience are encouraged to apply. Selected candidates will be matched with current projects based on skills, experience, and areas of interest. Strong written and interpersonal communication skills are required, with experience in drafting and publishing qualitative and/or quantitative research reports desired.

To apply, please send a cover letter, current resume, and writing sample to

Thank you for your interest in an internship with the Connecticut Sentencing Commission (CSC). The CSC serves as Connecticut’s clearinghouse for sentencing research and an independent source for criminal justice policy.

The mission of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission is “to review the existing criminal sentencing structure in the state and any proposed changes thereto, including existing statutes, proposed criminal justice legislation and existing and proposed sentencing policies and practices and make recommendations to the Governor, the General Assembly and appropriate criminal justice agencies.”

Accepted applicants may arrange externships with their schools for course credit for their work with the Commission. Positions are also available for work-study students with school stipends (depending on applicant’s school). Applicants should have an interest in the work of the Commission, be able to communicate clearly, have strong research, and writing skills and computer proficiency.

How to Apply
Please submit all applications electronically in PDF format and include: the completed internship application form; a current resume; a short legal or analytical writing sample; and two references. Materials should be emailed to

When to Apply
Applications for Spring semester (January to May) and Fall semester (September to December) are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications for Summer (June to August) are accepted from February 1 to May 30. Applications are considered as they are received, so students are advised to apply early.