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Restorative Justice Research Intern, IARS, London, UK.

From the job posting: IARS is a leading think tank with a mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society. We do this by producing evidence-based solutions to current social problems, sharing best practice, and by supporting young people to shape decision making.

Internship description

You will support the IARS Director and research team in conducting world class research on restorative justice as well as running the Restorative Justice Research Network (RJRN).  Another key task is developing material for a new website that will serve as a free educational platform for restorative justice. You will also support the social media activities of the organisation including developing RJRN's use of Twitter, Facebook and IARS’ website.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in developing international links with leading academics in the field of restorative justice and criminal justice. RJRN is run in partnership with Restorative Justice International while the new educational online platform is a joint initiative with various universities from around the world. There will also be an opportunity to organise and get involved in the 2nd International Symposium on Restorative Justice held in Greece.


  • Position would suit a graduate/postgraduate with an interest in restorative justice
  • Some experience of research;
  • Interest in restorative justice;
  • Good knowledge of social media especially twitter, facebook and linkedin
  • Good written, oral communication skills;
  • Experience in publications desirable;
  • Empathy with the aims and objects of IARS;
  • Capacity to develop a strong overview of IARS’ work;
  • Work well independently;
  • Able to take a proactive approach to undertaking further, relevant tasks independently.

Start date: ASAP

Days/ hours to volunteer: 1-2 days a week (flexible) and able to attend a Wednesday team meeting on a monthly basis.

Duration: For 3 months with possibility for renewal.

Expenses: Up to £12 a day.

Benefits: Training in the form of staff seminars, personal development plans, CV review scheme, guaranteed interview scheme when paid opportunities become available.


To apply see the IARS website.

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