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Apply for the RISE Team Research Internship! Summer and Fall 2017

What is the RISE Team?
The RISE Team stands for “Researching Inequity in Society Ecologically.” The team advances research that aims to understand and improve inequity in the contexts of disenfranchised groups. We work with youth living in urban poverty, court-involved women and youth, and those at high risk for court involvement. We engage in rigorous application of interdisciplinary research paradigms, and use quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods.

What is ROSES?
The RISE Team ROSES study aims to examine the experiences and outcomes of adolescent girls who are involved in the NYC juvenile legal system. ROSES uses a randomized control trial design to evaluate the effectiveness of the ROSES advocacy program.

What would I be doing?
Currently, we are recruiting for TWO different positions:

1) Data Collector.
As a data collector, your primary roles will include:

  • Traveling to communities where youth live, work, and study to do data collection with girls and their guardians
  • Coordinating data collection visits with juvenile legal system involved adolescent girls and their guardians(s)

2) Data Brigader.
As a data brigader, your primary roles will include:

  • Assisting with data entry, cleaning and quality control
  • Transcription of qualitative interviews
  • Engaging in literature review and summary


  • Must be able to commit to working 10 hours per week during summer and fall 2017, and have a strong interest in a social justice research
  • Be working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s in a relevant discipline (public policy, education, sociology, psychology, or related field)
  • Have a flexible schedule
  • Have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Experience working in field-based settings and SPANISH speaking a plus!

How do I apply? Please submit a RISE team application and resume/CV to R.I.S.E.TeamApplications-Group@nyu.edu as soon as possible or by May 1st. Download the application (Word format)