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
preferred. 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:

Maddy Vasquez
Senior Research Intern
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medical Social Sciences
625 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
[email protected]