As part of their undergraduate Experiential Learning/Capstone requirement, students can apply to work at the CCJ for a semester. Read about our current interns below.
Ashlee is from Poplar Grove, Illinois. She is a senior undergraduate student at Loyola University Chicago majoring in Criminal Justice and Criminology, set to graduate in May 2021. She began working as an intern in the Center in January of 2021. Her research interests include police misconduct and the use of force. During this semester, she hopes to gain better understanding of statistics that she can apply to her research. Ashlee is looking forward to pursuing a career in the field of criminal justice.
Lily Pappanikou is from Wilbraham, Massachusetts. She is a senior undergraduate student at Loyola University Chicago, majoring in Criminal Justice and Criminology with a minor in History. Lily began working in the Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy, and Practice in January of 2021. Her interests include juvenile justice and animal rights/welfare. Lily is interested in attending the MsC program for Global Crime, Justice, and Security in 2021 at the University of Edinburgh after studying abroad in the Sring 2019 semester.
Tina is from Skokie, Illinois. She is in her senior year at Loyola, majoring in Political Science and Criminal Justice and Criminology. She began interning for the Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy, and Practice in January of 2021. Her research interests include mass incarceration, recidivism, and gun violence. In the future, Tina would like to attend law school and pursue a career in criminal law and criminal justice reform.
Nancy is from Haverhill, Massachusetts. She is a senior at Loyola double majoring in Criminal Justice and Criminology and English. Nancy is also part of Loyola's 5-Year BS/MA program, pursuring her Master's in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Nancy began working for the Center in the Spring of 2021. Her research interests include recidivism, the relationship between mental illness and crime, and criminal justice policy. In the future, Nancy would like to pursue a career in criminal justice research and hopes to integrate policy work as well.