Summer Internship Opportunities

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The PRC/MI is seeking applicants for the summer internships described below. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter indicating which positions you are applying for to Susan Frazier-Kouassi,  The application deadline is March 14, but, of course, the earlier you apply, the better your chances of securing a spot.

Prevention Research Center Summer Internship
Work with PRC team to assist on a number of research related tasks of the Speak to Your Health (STYH) Community Survey and/or the HIV/STD Outreach Prevention Education (HOPE) project.  The STYH Community Survey is conducted every 2 years and is designed by community, health department and university partners to monitor and understand community health and community concerns, monitor the impact of PRC/MI and other health initiatives on community health outcomes, and promote change that improves the health of Genesee County communities.  Applicants will assist with creating monthly health briefs, data entry and data analyses.  For the HOPE project, you will assist with communication and research-related tasks, specifically data analyses and manuscript preparation. Experience with Web 2.0 technologies and SPSS is helpful; applicant should be able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Genesee County Afterschool Study/YES
The GCAS is an NIH funded research project which is comparing the effects of an empowerment-based curriculum (Youth Empowerment Solutions for Positive Youth Development – YES) with traditional afterschool-programming.  This internship will involve doing observations of student activities and lessons to help evaluate the fidelity of the intervention.  The intern will work with the adult leaders in assisting the students with the community projects they will be implementing this summer. Interns may also work on entering and managing data from students, assisting with program refinements and other aspects of implementation and evaluation.  Interns will be required to travel to the intervention sites which are eight middle schools in Genesee County.

Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center
The Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center (MI-YVPC) seeks to reduce violence and create a supportive and healthy environment for youth, ages 10-24.  The Center works with youth, families and the community at large to reduce risks for violence.  MI-YVPC is a partnership among the health department, health systems, community organizations, law enforcement, Michigan State University, and the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Flint Campus.  The Center includes six interventions at the individual, family and community levels.  Interns will assist with program development and evaluation, prepare project materials and work with community organizations participating in the Center.