Priority will be given to candidates who submit all materials by Friday, August 25, 2017
This 9-12 month paid research internship program is offered by Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York – part of Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System). The mission of the Division of General Pediatrics is to enhance the lives of children and families locally and nationally through clinical care, teaching, research and community service. As such, our work falls into multiple domains: clinical medicine, clinical research, quality improvement, medical education, health policy, and administration.
This Clinical Research Internship will offer 3 – 4 accomplished students the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors within the Division of General Pediatrics on research projects on a wide variety of topics relevant to general pediatrics, ranging from pediatric health outcomes research to quality improvement to health services and health policy research. Examples of ongoing projects in the Division of General Pediatrics include:
- Impact of general screening for social determinants on health disparities among immigrant children;
- Development, implementation, and evaluation of pediatric obesity and breastfeeding promotion initiatives at multiple practice sites throughout Queens and Long Island;
- Impact of innovations in the delivery of care for children with asthma;
- Impact of Medicaid care coordination programs on children with complex medical and psychosocial needs;
- Outcomes of adolescents with complex health needs transitioning to adult care;
- Interventions to improve future planning for families of those with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Research assistants will be integral members of our team in the Department of General Pediatrics, participating in all components of our projects. Research Assistants (RA’s) will assist faculty with ongoing research projects and/or work collaboratively with one or more mentors in designing new projects of mutual interest. With the guidance of faculty, research assistants will learn to perform chart reviews, conduct in-depth interviews, administer in-person and online surveys, run focus groups, analyze and code transcripts, and analyze primary and secondary data.
Program Dates: Start and completion dates for the Gap Year internship are somewhat flexible. Priority will be given to applicants prepared to make at least a full-time 9 month commitment or longer, though alternate schedule arrangements will be considered. With advance notice, research interns may take as many days off (without pay) as needed during their internship to visit medical schools for interviews.
Stipend: This is a paid internship; interns will be paid $15.50 per hour for days worked.
To Apply: You must submit a completed application (PDF attached), a résumé, and an unofficial transcript. All materials should be sent electronically using the subject line “Gap Year Research Internship” to Dr. Sophia Jan at SJan1@northwell.edu.
Application Process & Deadline: There is a rolling submission deadline. However, priority will be given to candidates who submit all materials by Friday, August 25, 2017. The most promising candidates will be invited to interview by Skype, and notification of decisions will be made soon thereafter.
For Further Information: The research internship is coordinated by Dr. Sophia Jan, Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics. Questions regarding the Gap Year internship or the application process may be directed to her directly (SJan1@northwell.edu).