Join the JEAP Initiative team for an internship focused on recovery support services this spring or summer!
Join a team at the JEAP Initiative , a project funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which aims to advance research on recovery support services for substance use disorder. Interns will support research projects, receive training and mentoring, and participate in informational interviews to learn about different career paths. We value lived experience, and thus there is a preferred qualification for individuals with lived experience with recovery from substance use or the justice system. This is a remote internship.
Application Deadline for either internship: Friday, February 2, 2024
Learn more here: https://www.jeapinitiative.org/internships/
Spring 2024 Internship:
In this part-time, unpaid internship, you’ll assist with several research projects related to evaluating the cost-effectiveness of recovery support services and identifying how peer support workers can be better supported in their roles to stay in the workforce long-term. This internship is for a minimum of 12 weeks and the start date is flexible.
Summer 2024 Internship:
Our summer internship will be through the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Summer Research Internship Program. This program supports undergraduate students with a focus on increasing underrepresented populations in substance use and addiction research. Through this program, students participate in full-time, paid research internships for eight weeks during the summer (dates are flexible).
Youth Engaged 4 Change
The Youth Engaged 4 Change (YE4C) platform is recruiting its fifth Editorial Board, comprised of young people seeking to elevate youth voices on issues that matter to them and their peers. YE4C is an extension of the federal Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs’ youth.gov platform and is a space for young people to lead.
YE4C is seeking people 16 to 24 years of age who are eager to expand their knowledge and empower their peers and can commit at least 20 hours per month to apply for this virtual, paid opportunity. The 12-18-month journey starts in March 2024.
Applications are due by February 4, 2024.
The YE4C Editorial Board connects young people with mentors and creates lasting connections. The group is structured to accommodate geographical diversity, giving members the opportunity to learn how to collaborate effectively across time zones using different communication methods (like email, Zoom meetings, and messaging). Joining the board gives youth and young adults the opportunity to create meaningful content, refine leadership skills, and collaborate with the federal Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (the Working Group).
Information for those seeking to promote/recruit can be found here: https://engage.youth.gov/ye4c-editorial-board-promotional-toolkit.
Here’s information for interested youth/young adults: https://engage.youth.gov/blog/use-your-voice-change-ye4c-editorial-board
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Substance Use Recovery Support Services at UConn Health
The University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Medicine has a new postdoctoral research fellowship focused on substance use recovery support services for emerging adults. The fellow will work directly with Dr. Kristyn Zajac, with opportunities for external mentorship from researchers at the Oregon Social Learning Center and the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.
The fellow will primarily work on a NIDA-funded Initiative (the Collaborative Hub for Emerging Adult Recovery Research [CHEARR], R24DA057632) focused on recovery supports for emerging adults with opioid use disorder. CHEARR seeks to advance research on the efficacy/effectiveness of recovery support services, particularly continuing care models, for emerging adults who take or who have taken medications for opioid use disorder. Of note, recruiting postdoctoral fellows with lived experience (i.e., in recovery from substance use and/or personal experience with familial substance use problems) is a high priority for CHEARR. Therefore, we encourage applicants with lived experience and applicants from communities that are historically underrepresented in science to apply for this position.
Beyond CHEARR activities, integration into other projects will be based on the fellow’s interests and training needs. There are currently multiple NIH-funded studies that involve a variety of high-risk populations, such as emerging adults with substance use problems, and that employ various research designs and methods, including stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial, multimodal assessments of risk factors for treatment dropout, and mHealth intervention development and evaluation, among others. Please visit this link for more info and for instructions on how to apply.
We will update this page as internships and fellowships become available. Be sure to check back often!