Summer 2016 Research Internship at Yale’s Infant Cognition Center

The Infant Cognition Center at Yale University, directed by Karen Wynn, is accepting applications for a summer internship program, which runs from June 6 to August 12, 2016 (flexible).

Research: Our research broadly focuses on social cognition in infancy. We are running a number of studies with infants & toddlers ranging from 3-36 months. These studies are largely focused on discovering what infants think about various aspects of the social world. Some of the topics we look at include examining infants’ preferences for characters based on their social behavior or group membership and infants’ reasoning about the natural world. More information about our research can be found at http://campuspress.yale.edu/infantlab/.

Internship Opportunity: Interns will work closely with lab researchers on new and ongoing studies, participating fully in all aspects of the research process. Interns will become familiar with experimental methods used in infant studies, and will immediately become involved in recruiting and testing participants, designing and setting up studies, and coding and analyzing results. They will also attend a weekly lab meeting where we discuss the theoretical motivation for our studies, experimental data, and relevant researchfindings from other labs.

In addition, interns will have the chance to learn about and interact with other developmental psychology labs at Yale, and attend sessions organized by professors and graduate students on topics such as applying to graduate school. Interns are encouraged to join graduate students and other researchers from across the department in fun activities such as barbecues, bowling, trivia karaoke nights.

Internship Requirements: The internship will involve a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. Undergraduate students at all stages are welcome to apply. The internship is best suited to students interested in pursuing graduate studies in developmental, social, or cognitive psychology. This is a volunteer position, but it is encouraged to apply for outside funding from one’s own university, and we are happy to support these applications.

To receive an application and further information, please email Shelley Mackinnon at yalebaby.manager@gmail.com

Research Assistant Job at the Sackler Institute/Center for Autism and the Developing Brain

The Jones Lab (PI: Rebecca Jones Ph.D.) is currently seeking a full-time research assistant to work on studies examining behavior and neural changes across age in autism versus typical development. The lab is part of the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan, NY (https://www.sacklerinstitute.org/cornell) and the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at Weill Cornell Medical College/NY Presbyterian Hospital in White Plains, NY (http://nyp.org/autism/index.html).

The lab is particularly interested in using fMRI to study how the brain changes across development in autism as well as using wearable technologies to measure behavior outside of the laboratory.

The RA’s primary responsibilities include subject recruitment (toddlers, children, adolescents and adults), testing participants with standardized assessments as well as play based assessments, acquiring brain imaging data, managing and analyzing datasets, and preparing and maintaining IRB protocols. The RA will be working with individuals with autism some of whom will have limited language abilities. The expected start date for the position is Summer 2016.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to gain research experience prior to attending graduate school.

Requirements: Previous research experience, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience or other related fields, excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, experience working with developmental populations (children, adolescents), and statistical experience.

Additional highly desired qualifications include experience working with individuals with autism, familiarity with IRB protocol submissions, and neuroimaging experience.

Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a CV, names and contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and long-term goals to Rebecca Jones at rej2004@med.cornell.edu.

 

Family Translational Research Group at NYU – spring position

The Family Translational Research Group, co-directed by Drs. Richard E. Heyman and Amy Smith-Slep at NYU, is looking for research assistants. We conduct research on a wide variety of cutting edge topics ranging from (a) how anger, conflict, and family violence affect children’s and adult’s psychological and physical functioning to (b) defining maltreatment in ways that can be reliably used by field workers to (c) understanding how couples’ conflict dynamics relate to violence to (d) furthering our understanding of risk and protective factors for child maltreatment and partner abuse.

We are currently looking for undergraduate and graduate level students who might be seeking to gain more experience in the field of clinical psychology by completing an externship with our group. We are especially trying to find outgoing and motivated individuals who would be interested in working with us on a brand new research study that we just launched involving adolescents and their dating relationships. These individuals would be involved in a variety of different aspects of the project (i.e., recruitment at local high schools and other establishments; calling parents to collect consent; data entry/cleaning; participating in project meetings, etc). This externship requires a 2 semester commitment and students typically work 12 hours each week.

The deadline to apply is 5pm, February 10th (stated on the application). 

Externship Application Spring 2016 (with extended deadline)

Green Corps jobs for graduates

Early Application Deadline: January 31st, 2016
Click here to request more information about Green Corps

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. At Green Corps, we believe there are actually plenty of solutions to these problems, but what’s lacking is political will on behalf of decision makers.  That’s why right now, what we really need is more Organizers – people who understand the power of public support and know how to mobilize it.

In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — climate change, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, read on or visit www.greencorps.org/apply

In your year with Green Corps:

Be trained by the best: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people like Adam Ruben, former political director and current board president of MoveOn.org, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org.

Learn new skills: Green Corps will teach you to recruit and train activists and volunteers, build coalitions, organize events and gain media coverage, and much more—all of the skills it takes to build public support for our environment.
Gain experience across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Food & Water Watch, Corporate Accountability International, and The Wilderness Society, in major cities to small towns across the country.

Make an impact on today’s environmental challenges: A team of Green Corps organizers helped run a publicity campaign that persuaded Kellogg’s Cereal to pressure its supplier of palm oil to stop destroying tropical forests. Other Green Corps organizers have played critical roles in the retirement of over a dozen coal-fired power plants on the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign.

Get paid! Green Corps organizers earn a salary of $25,500. We also offer a generous benefits package.

Launch your career: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.

The Application Process: In the next few months, we‘ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2016 -2017. We’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.

If you think you’re one of those people, visit www.greencorps.org to apply.

Green Corps’ yearlong program begins in August 2016 with Introductory Classroom Training and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, visit www.greencorps.org or contact Amanda Becker, Recruitment Director of Green Corps at jobs@greencorps.org.

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Green Corps is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Internship and research assistant positions in NYC

Part Time Research Assistant – Positive Minds Strong Bodies Project
The goal of the Positive Minds – Strong Bodies research project is to improve the ability of community-based organizations to address physical disability and mental health among minority elders. The project will evaluate the effectiveness of a cognitive behavior and physical activity intervention to reduce the risk of depression among minority elders. The Research Assistant will be required to assist Hamilton Madison House to recruit, screen and interview participants at the senior center, conduct outreach, participate in weekly support calls and bi-weekly site meetings, and coordinate and implement screening and assessment interviews. Fluency in Mandarin or Cantonese, highly preferable. For full job description, click here. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Janet.Pan@nyumc.org.

CHRNA Internship
We are looking for bright, motivated individuals to help us conduct community health assessments to better understand the health needs of and resources available to diverse Asian American communities in New York City. Interns will also be involved in analyzing findings, and creating and disseminating reports. Interns should be available on weekends and evenings and be familiar with minority and immigrant communities. Looking for familiarity of and language in the following communities: Arab, Burmese, Bhutanese, Indian, Indonesian, Indo Caribbean, Nepali, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Thai, Tibetan, Malaysian. For full job description, click here. Interested candidates should submit a completed application and resume to Lynna.Zhong@nyumc.org.

Stroke Pilot Project Internship
The NYU School of Medicine, Department of Population Health-Section for Health Equity and the Rusk Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center are partnering on a pilot research project, Community-based strategy to enhance functional recovery and reduce disparity post-stroke. The goal of the project is to use mixed methods research to test the efficacy of a post-stroke, multi-modal intervention that integrates music therapy with upper limb therapy in a community setting. We are looking for a bright, motivated individual to help in transcribing qualitative interviews and assisting in analysis of the qualitative and quantitative assessment data. The intern should have excellent organizational, presentation, and writing skills and a commitment to working in underserved communities. Experience working on qualitative data collection and analysis preferred but not necessary. For more details, click here. Interested candidates should send a completed application and resume to Lynna.Zhong@nyumc.org.

 
DREAM Internship
The Diabetes Research, Education, and Action for Minorities (DREAM Project) is looking for bright, motivated individuals who are interested in working on community-based health issues, particularly diabetes prevention in the South Asian community. Interns will have the opportunity to conduct outreach and education in their communities, and learn about health issues affecting Asian American communities through our various seminars and lecture programs. Interns will be meeting and interacting with health professionals and public health researchers at the forefront of Asian American health issues. Previous internship projects have included creating focus group moderators guides, surveys, creating a Community Health Worker Resource guide and much more. Speaking fluency in one or more of the following languages: Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, or Punjabi (preferred but not essential). For more details, click here. If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a completed application, cover letter and resume to Lindsey.Riley@nyumc.org.

Research Assistants (2)
We are developing a New York region cohort focused on the microbiome. The Research Assistant will be responsible for daily study operations, working under research coordinators. The individual will participate with other team members in the follow-up activities, including: Send, receive, and manage questionnaires for about 15,000 study participants, work with data manager on special projects and quality control procedures, and more. The candidate should have a Bachelors degree and Bilingual Skills in English/Spanish or English/Chinese or English/Korean. See full job description here. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Dr. Jiyoung Ahn (Jiyoung.Ahn@nyumc.org)

Lab manager job at Columbia, to begin Summer 2016

The Neurocognition, Early Experience, and Development (NEED) Lab at Teachers College, Columbia University, directed by Dr. Kimberly Noble, is a child development lab that studies how children’s early environments and experiences affect how they learn and grow. We are particularly interested in understanding how family contexts, such as socioeconomic status, influence brain and cognitive development throughout childhood.

The Lab Manager will coordinate and administer data collection for studies relating to infant and child development, manage a team of research assistants, assist the PI with course preparation, manage IRB protocols, and carry out other administrative tasks and day-to-day lab operations. The Lab Manager may also have opportunities to assist with data analysis and conference/manuscript preparation.

The Lab Manager will be:

-Able to commit at least two years to the position, beginning in summer 2016

-Experienced in working with young children in research setting(s)

-Extremely detail-oriented and adept at multi-tasking

-Trained in basic research methods

-Proficient in statistical analysis (familiar with SPSS or similar)

-An excellent writer

-Passionate about the lab’s research mission

 

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience working with infants

-Understanding of Institutional Review Board operations

-Spanish fluency a big plus

 

If you are interested in the position, please send your resume and a cover letter addressing the above qualifications to Samantha Melvin, sam2322@tc.columbia.edu.

Two internship opportunities in NYC

Community Health Resources Needs Assessment (CHRNA) Project Interns

The mission of the New York University Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH) is to reduce health disparities in the Asian American community through research, training and partnership. We are looking for bright, motivated individuals to help with activities related to a large-scale needs assessment in diverse Asian American communities in New York City. Interns will be involved in community outreach, survey collection, data cleaning and analysis, and creating and disseminating reports.

Intern and Volunteer Responsibilities:
•Participate in a training
•Attend outreach events (may include some weekends and evening hours)
•Build and maintain partnerships with community groups serving the Asian American community
•Recruit participants
•Administer surveys
•Perform data collection, entry, analysis and dissemination

Intern and Volunteer Qualifications:
•Availability on weekends and evenings
•Familiarity with minority and immigrant communities in NYC
•A background in public health or community-based participatory research
•Commitment to working in underserved communities
•Familiarity of and language proficiency in the following communities: Arab, Burmese, Bhutanese, Indian, Indonesian, Indo Caribbean, Nepali, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Thai, Tibetan, Malaysian.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit the following items:
1.Completed application (available at http://asian-health.med.nyu.edu/education-training/csaah-student-internships)
2.Resume
3.Cover letter

Items can be sent by email to:
Lynna Zhong
Email: Lynna.Zhong@nyumc.org
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NYC DOHMH & NYU CSAAH Keep on Track/REACH FAR

Part-Time Intern Consultant Needed
Program: Center for Health Equity
Timeframe: Through July 2016
Rate: Competitive

The Volunteer Blood Pressure Monitoring Program is seeking a part-time intern to provide programmatic support, training and technical assistance to community-based organizations running blood pressure monitoring sessions and lifestyle counseling. Training will be based on the “Keep on Track” Volunteer Blood Pressure Monitoring protocol (VBPM) through which volunteers are trained on:
• How to measure blood pressure and identify high readings
• Privacy and security of blood pressure monitoring
• How to deliver simple health education messages around hypertension
• How to keep track of blood pressure readings using either a paper or web-based tracking system

The program currently operates primarily in East and Central Brooklyn, the South Bronx, East/Central Harlem, and Queens. Programs in faith-based organizations operate in the evenings or on weekends and require trainings and site visit during non-business hours. The candidate must be available during business hours.
Responsibilities of part-time intern include: 1) performing quality assurance and providing technical assistance to participating sites, 2) providing ongoing and as-needed booster trainings to sites, 3) program tracking, 4) assisting in delivery of grant deliverables. In addition, the intern will attend a training on how to implement the Keep on Track protocol.

An ideal candidate is:
• Familiar with cardiovascular health
• Comfortable leading trainings or workshops
• Comfortable working with community or faith-based organizations
• Able to work independently.
• Detailed oriented
• Microsoft Office savvy

The intern must be organized, detail-oriented and highly reliable.
Strong computer skills are preferred, familiarity with Excel preferred but not required. Flexibility and willingness to work evenings and weekends are a must.
This is a paid internship opportunity.
All interested candidates should submit cover letters and resumes to Shilpa Patel at shilpa.patel@nyumc.org.