CHIBPS Internship Information

The Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies (CHIBPS), at New York University, directed by Dr. Perry Halkitis is seeking undergraduate and graduate interns to join our research team. Our work is nested within the theories of health, counseling, and developmental psychology, with focuses on human development, mental health, and risk taking, including substance use and HIV transmission.

Interns should demonstrate a desire to work in a multi-cultural environment with a commitment to diversity, and be team-oriented yet able to work independently.

Interns will be working on Project 18. This project is a longitudinal developmental study of risk and resiliencies in a sample of young gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men focusing on sexual behavior, substance use, HIV risk factors and mental health.

Intern Responsibilities:

·         Conducting participant assessments                                           

·         Quantitative data entry and cleaning

·         Recruiting participants into the study                             

·         Screening participants for eligibility

·         Contacting participants for their study visits

This is an excellent opportunity to hone research and analytical skills, especially for those interested in applying to social science graduate programs or pursuing a career in public health.

Intern Requirements:

·         Minimum of 12 to 15 hours/week

·         Strong interpersonal skills

·         Comfort with diverse populations

·         Respect for confidentiality

·         Strong team work skills

·         Excellent attention to detail

Interested applicants should contact Staci Barton at Please include a resume and cover letter detailing your interest.