Internship opportunity in medical social sciences

We are looking for a volunteer intern to join the Dr. Yanez lab in conducting various research projects at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in the Department of Medical Social Sciences. The studies the intern would be assisting with primarily focus on various psychosocial facets of both Latinx and non Latinx cancer survivors’ experiences, in order to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes and improve treatment self-management following cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Mainly, this intern would assist in conducting a study funded by the National Cancer Institute, in collaboration with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Miami, called My Wellbeing Guide. My Wellbeing Guide links system-wide electronic health records-based screening of depressive symptoms to an evidence-based intervention for patients with cancer, with the goal of providing resources to help them cope with common mood changes that arise after cancer. 

This intern would assist with various tasks in support of this study, as well as multiple other studies with cancer patients. Some of the tasks include reviewing patient records, screening, recruiting, consenting and completing assessments with patients both in English and Spanish, managing and aiding in the analysis of data, translating study materials into Spanish, and aiding in the implementation of an eHealth intervention.

Interested students would need to commit to coming into the lab for two to three days per week (10 hours weekly) for 10 months. Spoken and written fluency in Spanish is required. Having research experience and psychological, social and/or medical interests is strongly preferred. Students could also benefit from receiving academic credit from their internship. If you wish to apply, please send your resume/CV via email to the following contact:

Natalia Hernandez

Research Intern

Northwestern University

Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medical Social Sciences

625 N. Michigan Ave. 

Chicago, IL 60611

[email protected]