Health Equity Research Lab

1035 Cambridge Street, 2nd Floor

Cambridge, MA 02141

phone: 617-806-8741

fax: 617-806-8740

This internship opportunity is now closed - please use the email form on the "Get Involved" page or send an email to: with any questions about future internship or volunteer opportunities. 

Summer Internship 2018 - Application Closed

Category: Research
Location: Cambridge, MA
Department: Psychiatry - Office of Sponsored Research
Hours/Week: 10-20 h

Health Equity Research Lab 

The Health Equity Research Lab /Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research (the Lab), based in the Department of Psychiatry of Cambridge Health Alliance, is an interdisciplinary group comprised of health services researchers and clinicians. The Lab is a research center dedicated to conducting research to improve physical and mental health in diverse communities. Our areas of interest include but are not limited to behavioral health care quality and access disparities, smoking among those with mental illness, immigrant health and acculturation, criminal justice and mental health among racial/ethnic minority adolescents, transgender mental health, and using electronic health records to evaluate hospital interventions and predict re-hospitalizations and adverse health events. The Lab is closely aligned with the CHA mission of improving community health by ensuring the provision of services with a focus on mental health and health service delivery issues relevant to multicultural populations. The Lab is a facilitator for information exchange, bringing together people interested in multicultural health issues and training junior investigators in methods of measuring disparities and development of disparities-reducing interventions. 

Internship Details

We are currently seeking an Intern for Summer 2018 to assist with upcoming projects. Information about ongoing projects at the Lab can be found at:

Intern Responsibilities include: (1) coordinating research efforts across HER Lab/ CMMHR investigators, (2) preparing materials for meetings and IRB submissions, (3) developing, editing, and submitting manuscripts for publication, data collection and data analysis, (4) recruiting patients for research evaluations, (5) maintaining and updating web and social media presence for the Lab.  

Minimum qualifications: Previous coursework in community or public health, health policy research, health economics, or a related field; excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively and independently; enthusiasm and willingness to problem-solve; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; able to successfully manage multiple tasks at once; basic proficiency with Microsoft Office. 

Preferred qualifications: Familiarity with Endnote, experience with SAS, STATA, or SPSS an asset; knowledge of research and evaluation methods an asset. Prior experience with quantitative or qualitative methods also preferred. As this position will likely require a fair amount of writing, we also seek candidates with excellent writing skills. 

Compensation: A stipend of $500/mo for up to 3 months.

To apply: Please forward (1) a cover letter, (2) a resume and/or CV, and (3) a recent writing sample to Frederick Lu at ( by February 11th.

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