Gaining a New Perspective on Justice
This summer, I interned at the World Bank’s Data and Evidence for Justice Reform Unit under the Impact Evaluation Department. In those weeks, I was able to enhance my research and communications skills, as well as develop a keen global understanding of the intricacies of justice dispensation. A highlight for me was authoring three opinion pieces distilling complex econometric analysis into easily digestible public articles that explored concepts like effective altruism and implicit bias. Although the fully remote nature of the job meant I did not have the privilege of meeting my coworkers and supervisors, I was recruited into some impressive research projects, the most memorable of which was preparing a Google-funded grant to tackle judicial bias in a historically underrepresented group. The most important lesson the summer internship gave me was to reinforce the importance of rigorous research and how data can improve the decision-making process for the good of public service.