Student Intern (Remote)
ANSIRH is seeking three students to work closely with faculty and staff on our Abortion Facility Database. The student interns will be responsible for updating ANSIRH’s national database of abortion-providing facilities. The database was last updated in Summer/Fall 2022. The work will entail conducting a systematic online search, based on established methodology, and conducting mystery calls to facilities to gather information that is not available online. The student interns will work within a multi-disciplinary team at ANSIRH. ANSIRH values a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from candidates who are people of color or are otherwise historically excluded in abortion research.
Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) is a collaborative research group at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a program of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, a key research entity of the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) Division of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences (OB/GYN & RS) at UCSF. We are committed to integrity, collaboration, innovation, cultivation, and justice, and that means building and supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we recruit and hire with an understanding of the lived realities of people who have experienced system oppression.
At ANSIRH, we conduct innovative, rigorous, multidisciplinary research on complex issues related to people’s sexual and reproductive lives. Our work is informed by an understanding of the role that structural inequities play in shaping health. We believe in the importance of research in advancing evidence-based policy, practice, and public discourse to improve reproductive wellbeing. We envision a world in which all people have the resources, support, and freedom to achieve reproductive wellbeing.
- Current or recent undergraduate or graduate student in demography, sociology, public health, law, or other social science
- Comfort with making mystery shopper phone calls to abortion facilities to inquire about their services
- Experience entering or managing data in Google Sheets or a similar platform
- Experience working with large datasets
- Demonstrated commitment to an intersectional framework that includes socioeconomic and racial/ethnic justice
- Commitment to applying perspectives of communities of color to health issues
- Attention to detail
- Demonstrated experience implementing a standardized data collection process
- Strong interpersonal skills; excellent, effective verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work well independently with supervision to complete project tasks in a timely manner
- Ability to collaborate with other interns and the research team
- Ability to meet deadlines
- Experience working in research, preferably in public health
- Positive attitude and willingness to learn
- Interest in a career in social science research
The internship starts between May 1 and June 1, 2023, depending on the applicants’ availability, and continues until completion of the database update, which is estimated to take at least 3 months. The position requires approximately 20 hours per week and pay is $15 per hour. Work can be done during flexible times but requires workday hours to make phone calls to facilities. The project can be done remotely from anywhere within the U.S.
Interested candidates should complete a screening survey and upload a resume and cover letter here. Please direct any questions to [email protected].
We will accept and review applications on a rolling basis through March 7, 2023 at 5pm PST (or as long as the screening survey is still up). Interns will be selected by early April.
Note: In your cover letter, please include a brief paragraph reflecting your “Contributions to Diversity Statement,” describing the following:
- Your awareness and any past experience or background that has made you aware of inequities and challenges faced by people of color or economically disadvantaged groups.
- Your commitment to socioeconomic and racial/ethnic justice, professionally and/or personally.
(See https://diversity.ucsf.edu/contributions-to-diversity-statement for guidance although please limit your statement to one paragraph)