Jobs at CfJJ

Are you excited for a career working in social justice? Eager to be part of a small, energetic team working to change how our systems for children work?  Check out the opportunities below!

Executive Director

The Executive Director is CfJJ’s leader, both internally and externally. The Executive Director has responsibility for developing and implementing ideas and strategies for CfJJ program activities and organizational development; fundraising; meeting with stakeholders, potential allies, donors, members and volunteers; representing CfJJ to the public; managing overall operations; supervising employees; and communicating with the Board. For more details and information on how to apply, see the full job posting here.

Complete applications (see full posting) are requested by Monday, October 22, 2018 at 5 pm EDT. This position will be open until filled.

Citizens for Juvenile Justice is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks to diversify its workforce. Therefore, all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, or disability are strongly encouraged to apply.




Every year, interns make a huge contribution to CfJJ's advocacy work. They help us with everything from research and writing, to organizing meetings and preparing mailings. In return, we involve our interns in the full range of our policy advocacy and help them understand how a small justice reform non-profit organization runs. Our goal is to give them an opportunity to learn about, and contribute to, juvenile justice reform in Massachusetts – and, we hope, spark a life-long interest in this work.

Unpaid internships are available year-round for undergraduates, as well as graduate and law school students, and can range from as much as full-time work for two to three months (e.g., during the summer or a co-op quarter), to a minimum of eight hours per week during a semester. We make every effort to accommodate students who are receiving work study from their college or university.

We seek candidates with excellent research and writing skills, a demonstrated interest in juvenile justice or a related field, and a close attention to detail. Internship tasks include:

  • Data gathering, entry, and analysis

  • Researching certain issues pertinent to our current projects

  • Assisting in legislative advocacy

  • Communications and development assistance

  • Producing legal memorandum, white papers, or fact sheets

We give interns an opportunity to learn about the juvenile justice system first-hand by attending a session of juvenile court and visiting a juvenile facility. Please note that CfJJ does NOT offer direct services.

To apply for an undergraduate or graduate internship position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a 2-3 page writing sample to: 

We thank you for your interest in working with us.