Internship – Research & Development (Massachusetts Probation Service)

Internship – Research & Development (Massachusetts Probation Service)

Massachusetts Trial Court

Position Summary: 

The intern, under the supervision and guidance of the Office of the Commissioner of Probation, will work on a variety of assignments that will involve the administration and development of the Massachusetts Probation Services, specifically within the Research & Development division. The intern should be able to provide a broad range of skilled administrative and technical support. 


Intern’s daily duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Assist in the timely and accurate collection, maintenance, analysis, and reporting of statistical data on case management, performance metrics, and fidelity monitoring to ensure compliance with the goals of expedition and timeliness in the disposition of cases
• Maintains the database for the MPS Performance Metrics
• Prepares and disseminates reports related to performance metrics
• Work alongside the Statewide Manager of Research & Development

Minimum Requirements:

• Working towards a bachelor’s degree (or graduate degree, etc.) from an accredited college or university, concentration in Research (preferred)
• Knowledge of Microsoft Access, Excel, SPSS, Tableau as well as the Trial Court’s Mass Courts case processing system
• Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis
• Strong attention to detail
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work professionally with persons at all levels, including judges and other officials, and to maintain effective working relationships
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written forms, including the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical people
• Ability to work independently and part of a team.

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