Student Opportunities

A staff mentoring a student.
Student Opportunities

One of our goals is to teach and mentor students.

We support many student assistantships and research experiences each year from a variety of departments and disciplines both at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska-Omaha. These students will be able to have hands-on experience working in a policy-relevant center where they can put their research skills to use on real-world problems.

Helping students help their future:

  • Students assist in research activities at CCFL.
  • Students assist with service activities at CCFL.
  • Students work with the faculty and project directors to present at conferences or publish their research.

Opportunities available

Come get hands-on experience working in a policy-relevant center

Our Alumni Stories

I got to work on so many projects! I worked on the Y2Kids conference held in 1999, wrote for the Research Advancing Practice (RAP) publication, student edited the Juvenile Law Digest, assisted with the Nebraska Juvenile Code revision,  working on a research project examining reasons for termination of parental rights cases, examined child sex abuse prosecutions, and many more!  I always felt like my CCFL Research Assistant time was a reprieve into the real world. The work I got to do while at CCFL brought to life all the skills I was learning in graduate school and made learning research methodology, statistics, and theory seem much more relevant and important.  

Eve Brank Former graduate research assistant for Vicky Weisz on the Court Improvement Project, currently the Director of CCFL