2018 Research Internship 

Position Responsibilities 

The selected candidate will work on critical evaluation projects with St. Paul Youth Services’ Executive, Program, and Strategic Services staff including some or all of the following: 

1. Research and compilation, disaggregation, and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data on the need for, trends among, and impact of St. Paul Youth Services’ restorative justice programs over a three-year period. 

2. Compilation of one-year outcomes for 2017 program reporting results. 

3. Design, administration, and findings analysis of a survey instrument to evaluate the effectiveness of St. Paul Youth Services’ school-based restorative justice program. 

4. Design and administration of a survey to identify skill and training requirements among nonprofits and public agencies regarding effective engagement of Black youth. 

5. Review and input on improving St. Paul Youth Services’ data collection systems and establishing and communicating protocol for consistent use by staff. 

6. Possibly: Provide support to youth-led organizing hub, such as by providing context on policies and/or mapping public agency decision-makers impacting issues identified by youth. 

7. Other projects and duties as assigned. 


Position Responsibilities 

  • • Passion for eliminating systemic racism 
  • • Demonstrated cultural responsiveness 
  • • Experience creating user-friendly evaluation tools, targeted to audience and objective 
  • • Excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills 
  • • Knowledge of basic statistical analysis 
  • • Familiarity with the public sector (ideally familiar with the cradle-to-prison pipeline) 
  • • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and Internet research 
  • • Ability to manage time and work effectively without close supervision 


Internship Details 

  • • Approximately 20 hours per week (up to 240 hours). 
  • • Work schedule can be flexible to accommodate individual’s schedule. Much of the work can be completed remotely, but the intern will have a dedicated workstation at St. Paul Youth Services if onsite work is preferred or when it is required. 
  • • Weekly phone meetings to check in. Some in-person meetings will be required. 
  • • Internship will generally run from mid-March through May. Specific dates are negotiable. Potential for extension based on work product and need. 
  • • Compensation – hourly wage of $15 per hour with no benefits. 


To Apply 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: 



Human Resources St. Paul Youth Services 2100 Wilson Avenue St. Paul, MN 55119 

About Us 

St. Paul Youth Services’ mission is to improve our community's collective ability to engage and support all youth by pioneering and sharing best practices. For 45 years we’ve effectively disrupted the cradle-to-prison pipeline; we now also partner with youth to dismantle it altogether. We partner directly with young people to build skills and resources to achieve their goals; deliver tools, training, and partnerships to guide nonprofits, schools, and public agencies in transforming their practices and cultures to be more youthcentric; and amplify youth voice and agency in public policy - all to achieve measurably more positive and equitable outcomes for our youth. Learn more at www.spys.org