The Institute for Community Research offers intern positions on an ongoing basis.
If you are interested in working with a specific project, please view our program list and contact the person listed.
If you don't have a specific project in mind but would like to be matched with one, please fax this application to Jianghong Li, Intern Committee Chair, at (860) 278-2141 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note internships are unpaid. Very rarely, depending upon the project and funding availability a stipend may be provided.
If you are applying for a posted unpaid position, please complete the ICR Internship Application Form and fax it to the contact person named in the announcement.
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Research Assistant Interns:
Respondent Drive Sampling (RDS) is a very popular recruitment tool and sampling method in HIV research and surveillance. Study IDU Peer Recruitment Dynamics and Network Structure in RDS (RDS-Net Study) is an in-depth assessment of peer recruitment dynamics and respondents’ multiple layered social networks when RDS is implemented among injection drug users (IDUs)
The study has intern positions for Fall (starting August 25th, 2012) for motivated individuals. The interns will have a variety of both qualitative and quantitative learning opportunities. These will include but are not limited to both quantitative and qualitative data collection, processing and analysis. The internship will include many opportunities to improve your skills in community based social behavioral research.
Responsibilities and Learning Opportunities Include:
- Learn research design, observe study implementation process by assigned readings, attending project meetings, observation and compiling project documentations;
- Learn survey interviewing procedures, principals and quality control protocols by conducting computer assisted survey interviewing;
- Learn the process of quantitative data processing and cleaning procedures, and assist in data processing and analyses using EXCEL, ACCESS, SPSS, ArcGIS, UCINET, NetDraw etc. ;
- Shadow Project Ethnographers and Outreach Workers to conduct community observations, assist in taking field notes;
- Transcribe qualitative interview data or review transcription quality.
- Prepare and process qualitative data for coding and analysis in Atlas ti, and possibly assist qualitative data coding and analyses;
- Learn integration of quantitative and qualitative data analysis;
- Learn principals of research ethic and human subject protections;
- Attend other project activities of interest, and brown bag seminars and other ICR events.
Students with multiple skills (not necessarily all) listed below, and strong interests in community based social behavioral research in promoting public health, social justice and equity are encouraged to apply. Graduate level students or undergraduate students with a strong interest in health research and skill profile encouraged to apply.
- Interests and some knowledge in public health, medical anthropology, medical sociology or health policy, HIV prevention, substance abuse;
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and other common computer software;
- Knowledge and some experience with databases, such as Excel and Access;
- Some knowledge of statistics, experience using statistical software such as SPSS, or spatial analysis software ArcGIS;
- Some knowledge of or experience with qualitative text data transcription, processing or analysis;
- Some coursework or experience in qualitative or quantitative research methods including survey interviewing.
- Motivated, energetic and detail-oriented individual who is able to work independently with guidance;
- Strong oral and written communications skills.
Starting Date and Duration: Flexible
Hours: minimum 8 hours and maximum 40 hours each week for 3 months or longer.
Pay status: unpaid or for credit (students are responsible to negotiate with your professor)
Interested individuals should send their Internship Application and resume to:
Dr. Gayatri Moorthi
Phone: (860) 278-2141 ext. 247
Fax: (860) 278 -2141