Join the Lab

Research Assistants

The Crime and Justice Policy Lab employs both undergraduate and graduate students as Research Assistants. If you are interested in working with the CJP, please send your CV/resume, class schedule, and a couple of sentences about yourself and research interests to Jessica Bimstein at We will respond as soon as possible. Please be mindful that we do get many student inquiries, especially at certain times of the year, so your patience is greatly appreciated.


Note: We have no open RA positions at this time.


Making a Difference in Global Communities Fellowship

The Crime and Justice Policy Lab’s competitive fellowship program matches undergraduate and graduate students with community partners in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and engages them in a range of research activities to support innovation of new policy solutions. Students apply and are selected in the fall semester. Prior to the start of the spring semester, CJP fellows will be paired with government and nonprofit organizations in LAC based on each student’s areas of interest.

Note: Applications for the 2023-2024 fellowship are currently closed. Applications will reopen late August/early September 2024.

Our Fellows

2023-2024 Fellows

  • Saara Ghani ’25
  • Marvin Rodas ’25
  • Alison Yau ’26

2022-2023 Fellows

  • Andrea Barajas ’25
  • Katherine Berreth ’25
  • Vanshvardhan Chomal ’23
  • Nicole Mendez ’25

Our International Partners

2022-2023 International Partners

2023-2024 International Partners

For questions about the Making a Difference in Global Communities Fellowship, please contact Alexa Mason at

Open Staff Positions