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Children of Incarcerated Caregivers

The Human Rights Program (HRP) partners with Minneapolis-based non-governmental orgranization (NGO) Children of Incarcerated Caregivers (CIC) to provide unique research focused internship opportunities to advanced undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. CIC works to improve the lives of children whose primary caregivers are incarcerated in the United States and abroad and is committed to providing students a unique opportunity to do in-depth research, network, and to advocate in meaningful ways to contribute to this goal.

Each year we seek talented and committed students from a diverse field of disciplines to work closely with U of M faculty, Macalester faculty, and CIC board members in research-focused internships. Past researchers have examined the consequences of parental incarceration on children, investigated the quality of visits between children and their incarcerated caregivers, and identified innovative visitation programs. The student research team plays a key role in disseminating research findings to leaders in the criminal justice system and to policy makers.

For more information, see student opportunities.