Internship | Field Interviewer: Research in Syringe Exchange Programs

Position: Field Interviewer | Credit-bearing Internship and Volunteer opportunities available

Timeline: Weeks of January 6th, 13th and 20th

Minimum commitment: 3 weeks, 21 hours per week

Mandatory training sessions: Tuesday January 7th and Wednesday 8th (full day)


Intensive three week research opportunity administering IRB approved survey tool to program participants of Syringe Exchange Programs in the five boroughs of New York City. Activities may be conducted on-site at program office locations or ‘in the field’ during street or mobile-based outreach activities.

This position is designed for students interested in the fields of research, public health, sociology, psychology, drug user health and/or social justice. Interns will be required to undergo Institutional Review Board (IRB) training and pass a web-based exam prior to taking part in a mandatory two-day training to be held January 7th and 8th.

General responsibilities will include:

  • Engage individuals participating at NYC Syringe Exchange Programs on study
  • Request participation in study
  • Provide informed consent and answer questions related to confidentiality
  • Conduct survey,  answer questions from study participants as they arise based on training received
  • Other tasks may include data entry and other duties as assigned.

We are seeking interns with experience and interest in the above fields who are outgoing, street-smart and can perform high-quality research with a variety of populations under adverse conditions. Individuals who are bilingual (Spanish/English) are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Injection Drug Users Health Alliance is a coalition of Syringe Exchange Providers serving the five boroughs of New York City. IDUHA works to promote and implement strategies that prevent the spread of diseases such as HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis C, reduce overdose deaths, support healthy behaviors, address addiction, and facilitate clients’ access and retention into medical care, mental health care and drug treatment.

Please submit your electronic resume and cover letter to Jamie Favaro, IDUHA Coordinator no later than December 19th. Phone interviews will be scheduled on Monday, December 22nd.

Last Updated on December 17, 2017 by HepFree NYC


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