Host a Pinkerton Fellow

The Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative (PFI) offers opportunities to work with carefully selected students from John Jay College of Criminal Justice through meaningful internships that serve justice-involved youth. PFI bridges theory and practice by getting students out of the classroom and into the real world. Fellows apply their knowledge and skills to advance both the goals of the host organization and the larger field of youth justice.

At their community placements, fellows receive skilled supervision and support, exposure to the intellectual framework in which the work occurs, and individualized attention to their skills development. Their placements are supplemented by John Jay coursework, professional development, and mentoring.

Why host a fellow?
  • Access to a growing learning community in the field of youth justice through a series of skill-based workshops and symposia.
  • Opportunity to deepen organizational capacity and reach.
  • Support and consultation for organizations and supervisors throughout the Fellowship commitment.
  • A partnership with John Jay College and access to the intellectual resources it offers.
Learn more

Through the Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative, host sites have the opportunity to work with Pinkerton Fellows from two tracks, the Pinkerton Graduate Community Fellowship and the Pinkerton Undergraduate Community Fellowship. Undergraduate Fellows are John Jay College students with a passion for community-based social justice. Graduate Fellows are John Jay College students in either Forensic Mental Health Counseling or Forensic Psychology, and require clinical supervision.

Learn more about the Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative by downloading the PFI Host Site Manual.


Please note that the application deadline to host a 2019-20 Pinkerton Fellow has passed. The application to host a 2020-21 Pinkerton Fellow will be available in the spring of 2020.