Marieka Schotland, Executive Director

Open (1) Innovations for Youth (i4Y): Adolescent health and wellbeing

Open. Apprentices needed for the fall semester. Enter your application on the web beginning August 15th. The deadline to apply is Monday, August 27th at 9 AM.

Innovations for Youth (i4Y) is a new cross-discipline center housed in the School of Public Health that catalyzes on innovative interventions, practices and policies to improve equity and well-being for youth locally and worldwide. Our current portfolio includes work on reproductive health, innovative methods, and marginalized youth, such as homeless youth.

We are looking for 2-3 undergraduates that are interested in working with our center across a variety of projects. A few examples:
- assisting a working group partnership between UCB and UCSF that focuses on adolescent pregnancy prevention efforts and policy changes, both domestically and internationally
- assisting a working group that is just being created around the topic of child marriage
- assisting in meetings around increasing youth participatory action research in adolescent interventions
- assisting a new project that examine experiences of violence among homeless youth and a working group focused on ending Bay Area Youth Homelessness
- assisting a new working group around ending youth homelessness
- specific tasks will include assisting graduate students with center related projects such as maintaining affiliate databases, social media updates, literature reviews, taking meeting notes and writing memos, and grant and report support (citations)

Students who work on this project will have the opportunity to interact with graduate students and faculty and learn about adolescent health and well-being. I am committed to the mentoring of students and to making this a rewarding opportunity.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Molly Devinney, Graduate Student

Qualifications: Minimum requirements: Interest in learning about how a new research center grows and interest across a wide variety of subjects related to adolescent health and well-being. Desired but not essential: Mature, upper division social science major with a strong work ethic and a curious mind. If you have a particular content area of interest (reproductive health, homeless youth, etc), please note this in your application.

Weekly Hours: 3-5 hrs

Off-Campus Research Site: 50 University Hall

Related website: http://i4y.berkeley.edu