Seeking Undergraduate Research Assistant for Community Systems Change Projects - Spring, Summer, Fall 2018

Seeking Undergraduate Research Assistant for Community Systems Change Projects - Spring, Summer, Fall 2018

start: 2018-01-15

The System exChange at MSU has several ongoing projects, offering undergraduates the opportunity to contribute to our efforts to learn about and support communities to more effectively address significant social issues affection children, youth, and families.  Current projects are focused on health in Michigan, specifically looking at how aligning factors like education, employment, neighborhood conditions, and social supports can contribute to better health outcomes.  (Learn more about this idea at https://www.healthypeople.gov/...)

These projects offer opportunities for students interested in: 

  • qualitative research
  • quantitative research
  • communications/messaging
  • learning methods/tools
  • web design and content development

While we aim to focus each assistant's work on their own interests, all students can expect to participate in tasks like data entry and management, literature searches and reviewing, and general support to the success of our projects. 

Requirements:

  1. A full year (12-month) commitment
  2. Must be able to work 8-10 hours per week
  3. At least a 3.4 GPA
  4. Must be dependable, self-motivated, and detail-oriented

Benefits of Working with the System exChange Team:

  1. Great way to gain research experience
  2. Learn more about community collaboratives/coalitions
  3. Flexible work schedule with interesting, smart co-workers!
  4. Receive PSY 490 or PSY 491 credit if you are interested/eligible
  5. Opportunities to work on independent research projects
  6. Potential letter of recommendation for students completing at least a year on the team

If interested, contact Abby Wattenberg (wattenbe@msu.edu).