Application Process



  • Conduct research on-site at UVa’s Citizen Justice Lab or in the location of one’s research team placement
  • Meet regularly to discuss activities and brainstorm opportunities for creative productions and/or digital projects
  • Work independently and in groups to plan, analyze, and execute a short-term project
  • Track and/or write regular reflections / blog posts on project work

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Interest in one or more of the following areas: African-American studies, history, community engagement, social justice, social studies, public history, and/or digital storytelling
  • Demonstrated track record of leadership, mentorship, and/or creative ability
  • Communication and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently, stay focused on assigned tasks, and work with team members professionally.


Application Instructions:

To apply, please follow the below instructions:

  1. submit a resume to the following email address:

NOTE: title the document “LAST NAME – RESUME”

  1. complete the following form:

Citizen Justice Initiative 2019 Summer Research Assistantship


March 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm EST


More information:

  • The GoogleForm serves as your application. Please use a professional tone and discuss specific examples relevant to what best qualifies you for working with our organization.
  • Be sure to showcase also your intellectual interests, and provide us with a sense of your voice, personality, and work style.
  • As with most cover letters, read up on our work and the larger organization. Be sure to proofread your responses before submitting.
  • We recommend that you compose your responses in a separate document, then to paste into the above form once you're ready to submit your full application.