Internship Vacancy - Research Assistant

The opportunity

The Restorative Justice for All Institute is pleased to announce a vacancy for a part-time intern to act as a Research Assistant and Content Administrator for the Internet Journal of Restorative Justice.


The successful applicant will work directly with Dr. Theo Gavrielides. 


The post is flexible as the work can be carried out remotely. However, London-based candidates are encouraged to apply as they can benefit from face-to-face supervisions and support offered at 14 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, London SE16 2XU, UK. Furthermore, the postholder will be offered a number of training opportunities as well as the chance to attend relevant conferences and strategic meetings in the UK and abroad. It is also expected that the post holder will have access to a number of funding opportunities and the development of their own research ideas and projects. 


The internship is for a minimum of 3 months starting as soon as possible. Internships at the Institute are unpaid but volunteer costs including travelling abroad will be covered. Several publications are expected to be produced as part of the project and thus junior researchers will benefit from having their work published in peer reviewed Journals and books.

The Internship

  • To conduct research that falls within the scope of RJ4All interest and current programmes, including:

    • Desk Research

    • Fieldwork (qualitative and quantitative)

    • Research Analysis

  • To write up the results of the research (descriptive and critical)​

  • To attend training and conferences relevant to the post and the research areas of the project including conferences abroad and in the UK

  • To write for the website, blogs and other newsletters

  • To liaise with relevant stakeholders and support the administration of the project

  • To attend supervisions and strategic meetings in the UK and abroad.

  • To act as the Secretariat's Content Administrator of the Internet Journal of Restorative Justice; in particular

    • To work with the existing Secretariat; receive training and induction 

    • To act as the point of contact for receiving papers for peer review

    • To liaise with the Editorial Board for peer review requests and other matters

    • To update the Journal website, upload and format papers

    • To liaise with authors and assist the Editor-in-Chief in the peer review process

    • To help with dissemination of papers and to help increase awareness about the Journal.

  • To support the Editor in research and editorial tasks and responsibilities.

  • To attend training and conferences relevant to the post and the research areas of the Journal.

  • To content edit and format papers as per the Journal's style.

The Internet Journal of Restorative Justice

The Internet Journal of Restorative Justice (IJRJ) is a double-blind, peer reviewed journal with a unique, practical approach to researching and investigating restorative justice.


The Journal's primary aim is to push the boundaries of restorative justice by publishing scholarly and peer-reviewed articles of the highest standard from many areas of expertise including but not limited to restorative practices in: schools, neighbourhoods, organisations and businesses, family matters and (youth) care, the criminal and juvenile justice systems, prisons and the community. 

The Internet Journal of Restorative Justice is published by RJ4All Publications, the publishing arm of the Restorative Justice for All Institute. The Editor-in-Chief is Professor Theo Gavrielides and the Chair of the Editorial Board Professor Vasso Artinopoulou.

All submissions are reviewed anonymously and separately by members of the Editorial Board as well as guest reviewers. RJ4All Publications is fully committed to ethical publication practice, and we follow the COPE Publishing standards.

The Application Process

Junior researchers and those at the early stages of their career are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted only via this website by filling out the short application below followed by emailing your CV to 

Shortlisted applicants will be notified ASAP for an informal interview either via Skype, telephone or in person in London.


Incomplete applications will not be considered.