Undergraduate Student Intern Position
Developmental Risk and Cultural Resilience Lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
The Developmental Risk and Cultural Resilience (DRCR) Lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, under the supervision of Dr. Cindy Liu, is looking for undergraduate student interns for the BOBA Project and the PEACE Study.
- The Building our Bonds Authentically (BOBA) Project is an NIH-funded R01 study about the experiences of Asian Americans families related to mental health and anti-Asian racism.
- The Perinatal Experiences and COVID-19 Effects (PEACE) Study is a birth cohort study aimed at understanding the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mothers and their children.
The DRCR Lab is situated in the heart of Longwood Medical Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. We are looking for students attending schools within the Greater Boston area. This is an internship opportunity (unpaid, would need to get credit from school) with a commitment of at least one year. In-person training for the first several weeks will be required. This is an in-person internship (not remote or hybrid) to take place at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The start date for the position will be between May-July 2024. The review of applications will start immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
The research assistant will work closely with the research team on the following activities:
- Behavioral coding of study videos of mother-child dyads and/or Chinese American parent-teen dyads
- Maintaining reliability with other coders in the team
- Participating in weekly team meetings
The ideal candidate will:
- Be a college student within the fields of psychology, mental health, public health, or developmental science
- Be able to commit to working 10-15 hours per week
- Have proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Google Workspace
- Be highly detailed-oriented, easily able to problem solve, and highly collaborative and communicative
- Prior experience using Dropbox, REDCap, and MS Bookings
- Be able to work some evenings or weekends for at least a portion of your lab hours
- FOR THE BOBA PROJECT ONLY: Have native or near-native proficiency (written and spoken) in Mandarin and/or Cantonese for work on the BOBA Project
Those interested in working on the BOBA Project should complete this form, and in doing so, submit a cover letter that clearly indicates their availability within M-F, CV, and 3 references. Questions should be directed to Dr. Cindy Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Those interested in working on the PEACE Study should complete this form, and in doing so, submit a cover letter that clearly indicates their availability within M-F, CV, and 3 references. Questions should be directed to both Dr. Cindy Liu (email@example.com) and Dr. Qingyu Jiang (firstname.lastname@example.org).