Equity Research Summer/Fall 2019 Fellowships

Fellowship Announcement

Seeking multiple positions for Summer/Fall 2019:

1) Racial Impact Assessment

2) Mapping the Landscape of Racial & Economic Justice

3) Organizational and Project Evaluation

Organization Description

The Center for Survivor Agency and Justice is a national organization dedicated to enhancing advocacy for survivors of intimate partner violence.

CSAJ develops and promotes advocacy approaches that remove systemic barriers, enhance organizational responses, and improve professional practices to meet the self-defined needs of domestic and sexual violence survivors. We steer this towards our vision: a world where all people have equal access to physical safety, economic security, and human dignity.

Practicum/Fieldwork Description

The practicum/fieldwork student will contribute to and help grow CSAJ’s groundbreaking initiatives by conducting a qualitative research project mapping the landscape of economic work done by state, territory, and tribal domestic violence coalitions.

CSAJ’s key national projects include:

In this role, students will gain hands-on experience in a cutting-edge, cross-sector initiative for racial and economic equity of survivors: conducting a literature review of economic systems and policy change strategies, designing and implementing a qualitative research project of in-depth interviews with coalition leaders in economic justice, creating and conducting analysis, and contributing to report writing (and developing other academic and training resources, as needed).

CSAJ is composed of a small team of dedicated advocates in the legal, social work, and academic fields who are wholly committed to creative vision, open communication, and justice-minded social change work. While CSAJ interns are able to enjoy the flexibility and convenience of telecommuting, they can also participate in weekly staff meetings with the organization’s leadership, take part in all of CSAJ’s trainings, and receive supervision and support from the Board of Directors as needed.

The Practicum student will be under the direct supervision of CSAJ’s Director of Research & Programs, located in New York, NY. In person and virtual meetings will be scheduled to provide direction and feedback. Remote work outside of New York will be considered with right applicant.

Research Project Opportunities:

Racial Impact Assessment:

Mapping the Landscape of Racial & Economic Justice:

Evaluation of Survivor Centered Economic Advocacy: Various Projects

Additional Projects Include:


To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and work sample that features your writing and research, and describes your experience and/or interests to Sara Wee, Director of Research and Program Development, at sarawee@csaj.org. Students of diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.