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Student Intern, Syndemics Lab Infectious Diseases

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be a recent college graduate or enrolled in a related program, able to perform multiple tasks, work independently, communicate effectively, and have extensive knowledge of Microsoft programs and/or Minitab. Flexibility and interest in new assignments are also key.
  • You will conduct literature reviews on drug use, review subpopulations' rates, assist in manuscript development, and contribute to the lab's website and social media profiles.

Off-cycle Internship



  • The intern will play a crucial role in updating the RESPOND model by conducting a literature review on drug use and treatment. This will include reviewing any subpopulations with rates that differ from the general population with an eye to health equity, focusing on differences between groups based on race/ethnicity or gender. We will then use the resources that the intern identifies and summarizes to develop simulation parameters for distributional cost-effectiveness analysis. The intern will learn the principles of cost-effectiveness and distributional cost-effectiveness and will then have the opportunity to write up this review for dissemination and/or presentation.
  • Interns with this team will have the opportunity to join the established Syndemics and CHERISH virtual cohort of summer interns across multiple institutions working with principal investigators conducting public health (specifically, health services / health economics) research in substance use. The summer experience will include skills building sessions with topics ranging from: 1) how to conduct a literature review, 2) online presence and networking, 3) introduction to healthcare systems, 4) introduction to healthcare policy, 5) presentation “do's and “don’ts, and 6) how to build a CV/resume.
  • Ideal candidate will have an interest in public health, health equity, substance use disorders, data driven research, simulation modeling, and/or health economics. Candidate will have an academic background in public health, health sciences/services, epidemiology, or related field.


  • Education:
  • Recent college graduate or student enrolled in a related graduate or undergraduate degree program, preferably beyond a second semester junior.
  • Knowledge and Skills:
  • Must have the ability to perform multiple tasks and prioritize duties
  • Ability to work independently
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have an interest in performing new and varied work assignments, and be flexible with regard to work assignments
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word is required. Knowledge or ability to learn Minitab.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • Conducting literature reviews on drug use and treatment
  • Reviewing subpopulations with rates that differ from the general population, focusing on differences between groups based on race/ethnicity or gender
  • Assist with literature review and manuscript development
  • Contribute to the Syndemics Lab website and social media profiles with blog posts, highlights, etc.


Work type

Full time

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