2019 Summer Internship in Program Evaluation, Mixed Methods Data Collection, and Dissemination The Duke Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research
2019 Summer Internship in Program Evaluation,
Mixed Methods Data Collection, and Dissemination
The Duke Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research
The Duke Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research is looking for two self-motivated undergraduate students to work with Dr. Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell and her team. This summer opportunity will provide broad research and exposure through the following tasks:
- Conduct qualitative, in-depth interviews with participants enrolled in two different studies
- Participate in data collection of heart rate variability
- Assist with bringing together diverse kinds of data (survey, in-depth interviews, participation records) to develop program improvement recommendations
- Draft brief reports for a variety of stakeholders
- Enrolled in an undergraduate program and graduating in 2020 or later
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Excellent thinking and critical analysis skills
- Good writing skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Pleasant to get along with and ability to work with a team
This internship is for 10 weeks for 40 hours/week (or optionally 13 weeks for 30 hours/week) during the summer of 2019, with an expected start date May 15, but can be flexible if needed. $2,000 stipend plus good learning experience provided by Associate Professor Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell and Project Staff Logan Tice, Kelly Keefe, and Nneka Molokwu. Please email your resume and a letter that outlines your interest in the position and how your skills match the job requirements to: Logan Tice firstname.lastname@example.org Put “CHPIR Intern” in the Subject Line.
Application deadline: April 5, 2019
Information about the projects can be found at:
Selah Stress Reduction Intervention Study
This study will pilot four stress reduction interventions tailored to clergy. The two or three interventions found most acceptable by clergy will be brought forward to a clinical trial with a randomly assigned waitlist control. The primary outcomes are self-reported stress symptoms and heart rate variability; positive mental health will be explored as a moderator and outcome.
Sabbath Living Evaluation
Sabbath Living is an intervention designed to teach and encourage United Methodist clergy in North Carolina to set apart one day a week for spiritual and recreational activities. We evaluate a Sabbath Living intervention given by Blessed Earth using a comparison design of clergy who complete a Sabbath-keeping workshop and go on to keep Sabbath regularly, compared to clergy who complete a Sabbath-keeping workshop and do not go on to keep a regular Sabbath.
Seminary to Early Ministry Study
The Seminary to Ministry (SEM) study is a longitudinal cohort study of Duke Divinity School students. Approximately 400 students will be recruited to participate in the study. They will be followed through divinity school and into at least the first several years of ministry. The study will consist of annual surveys with all students, in-depth qualitative interviews with and the collection of other relevant data. The study is interested in changes in health and health behaviors, expectations for ministry and call.