Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative


The Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative is a collaboration between The Pinkerton Foundation and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice to contribute to the development of the youth justice community in New York City. The program supports the development of talented students who are equipped to assume positions of responsibility in the youth justice field while supporting the operational and research capacity of participating nonprofit community-based organizations. The Fellowships will consist of intensive year-long placements beginning summer 2012 and running through spring 2013.

The Initiative has two tracks:

  • Pinkerton Community Fellows- Ten promising Juniors and Seniors to be placed in direct service roles
  • Pinkerton Graduate Research Fellows- Four advanced graduate students to strengthen the evidence orientation and analytical capacity of participating agencies

Students who wish to apply must submit an application an application by April 17, 2012.

More Information about the Pinkerton Community Fellows

Pinkerton Community Fellows will benefit from an intensive experience at leading youth justice nonprofit community-based organizations in New York City. Fellows will gain exposure to program participants, issues in nonprofit management, and relevant policy concerns in the field of youth justice. A summer intensive seminar and a two-semester six credit academic course will build a learning community among Fellows and create a conceptual framework for the Fellows' work.

More Information about the Pinkerton Graduate Research Fellows

Pinkerton Graduate Research Fellows will work in teams to consult with nonprofit community-based organizations in the New York City youth justice sector. Research Fellows will receive guidance and training in applied evaluation skills from John Jay faculty and staff in the Research and Evaluation Center and apply these skills in building the analytical capacities of participating youth justice agencies. Research Fellows will also participate in workshops and other events with the larger learning community that includes the Community Fellows, the participating youth justice agencies, and the staff and faculty of John Jay College.