Monday, August 5, 2013

Internship Opportunity: CESAR Research Assistant

Position:  Undergraduate Internship (unpaid, for credit) –FALL SEMESTER 2013

Title:          Research Assistant

Duties:       The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to assist with various Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) projects, including the projects below:

Maryland Community Services Locator Project (

  • Verify the accuracy of program listings in the database using online sources and telephone surveys
  • Data entry (using Excel) for responses from provider surveys
  • Assist in augmenting the comprehensiveness of the existing database through database comparisons, resource inventories, etc.
  • Outreach to community providers to promote awareness of the MDCSL in Maryland
  • Field work with community providers to promote awareness and use of the website
  • Assist with dissemination of materials to providers
  • Other duties as assigned
Local substance abuse prevention needs assessments and program evaluations

  • Assist with develop of local data collection instruments
  • Data entry (using Excel or SPSS) for responses from community surveys
  • Review local data and develop tables/spreadsheets  
  • Assist with preparation of needs assessment reports and logic models
  • Assist with preparation of community strategic planning documents
  • Assist with preparation of evaluation reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:  This candidate must have advanced organizational skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Additionally, he/she should be comfortable making telephone and in-person contacts with community providers/local agency staff. Preferred skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; Experience working with community organizations and/or social service/health/criminal justice providers; Experience with a statistical program such as SPSS is a plus.

Compensation:          This is an unpaid internship open to undergraduate students only and may be used to earn BSOS, HLTH, or CRIM internship credit (3-6 credits).

To Apply:                   Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:  
Amy Billing
Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
University of Maryland, College Park
4321 Hartwick Rd, Ste 501
College Park, MD  20740
301-403-8342 (fax)

Application Deadline:       Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.