Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Intern, Research and Evaluation (Bethesda, MD, USA)


Development Services Group, Inc. (DSG), a national research firm, is seeking paid and unpaid Interns to assist its Research and Evaluation Division. DSG conducts research and evaluations in juvenile justice, criminal justice, education, and substance abuse and mental health services, with funding from a wide variety of Federal agencies. Recent projects have included evaluations of programs for sex offenders, gang members, commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking, disproportionate minority contact with the juvenile justice system, crime victims, and the prevention of drug abuse.

DSG recently won the Evidence Assessment of Justice Programs and Practices contract from the Department of Justice, Office of the Assistant Attorney General. Along with our nationwide team of scholars, DSG is reviewing and assessing the evaluation results of numerous interventions in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victimization for inclusion in a nationally recognized searchable DOJ Web site. In addition, DSG operates the Model Programs Guide (MPG), with funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The MPG is a comprehensive, searchable, user-friendly Web site on the full range of evidence-based programs that address at-risk youth.

Interns should have a background in juvenile justice, criminal justice, social sciences (e.g., sociology), program evaluation, and/or quantitative methods. Duties include conducting research literature reviews for evidence-based programs, preparing research summaries, and data entry.

Interns must have excellent written/oral communication and analytical skills. Knowledge of survey methods, research design, and SPSS is a plus.

Interns must be willing to work on-site in DSG’s Bethesda, MD headquarters.

To apply for this position, please email your résumé and a relevant writing sample to hr@dsgonline.com, or fax them to DSG, Inc., 301–951–3324, attention Alan Bekelman, President. See our Web site at http://www.dsgonline.com.

Thank you.

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