Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

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The California Consortium for Urban Indian Health works with several interns on projects related to public policy, research, data analysis, and marketing/design. Some of our internships are paid, while for unpaid internships CCUIH is happy to work with students to earn academic credit.


Position: Evaluation Support Intern

Location:  San Francisco

Status: Paid

Commitment: Approximately 8 hours/week

Deadline: August 30th, 2017


Organizations Description: The California Consortium for Urban Indian Health (CCUIH) supports health promotion and access for American Indians living in cities throughout California. Established in 2006, CCUIH is a nonprofit statewide alliance of Urban Indian health organizations and substance abuse treatment facilities. By blending the leadership and experience of our consortium members with shared resource development, and by combining applied research with educational and policy advocacy efforts, CCUIH offers innovative strategies to support the health and wellness needs of the Urban Indian community in California.


Position Summary: CCUIH is working in collaboration with One Fire Associates on a cross-site research study of the Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) activities. The GONA is a culturally specific substance abuse prevention activity that helps communities heal from historical trauma through understanding and healing of self, family, and community. Our intention is to build the evidence of GONA as an effective therapeutic intervention for urban American Indian populations. The Evaluation Support Intern will assist this evaluation through data entry and analysis. Go to this URL to learn more about GONA: https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=190349


Job Duties:

+ Effectively coordinate data entry into SPSS

+ Manage a growing dataset with supervision

+ Assist with quantitative data analysis

+ Participate in GONA data collection at least one site in the summer of 2017

+ Contribute to the dissemination of data findings to GONA intervention sites

+ Work effectively as part of a team

+ Other duties as assigned by supervisor


Required Skills:

+ Coursework or experience in statistics and/or research design

+ Experience working with SPSS (Preferred but not required)

+ Ability to work independently, take initiative, and be an effective part of a team


To Apply: Send resume and brief cover letter speaking to your data experience and interest in the GONA project to admin@ccuih.org.

View PDF of Internship Description here.