Adolescent Health Opportunities


The PRCHN is currently seeking students who are interested in the topic of adolescent health and wellbeing. This summer, we have a number of opportunities related to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey and the Cuyahoga County Youth Work Institute.

The following opportunities are available:

Summer 2022

    • YRBS Preparation for Data Collection – Contribute to the development of the 2022 Middle School YRBS questionnaire, including item selection, codebook development, IRB continuing review, and other activities necessary to fall, 2022 fieldwork. Interact with YRBS Community Advisory Board regularly. 
    • AHA! Program Development – Support the development of the Adolescent Health Advocacy (AHA!) Program for youth professionals.  This program will utilize a theory to practice approach and train participants to advocate for youth, youth professionals, and youth programs.

Year-Long Positions (beginning in Summer 2022)

    • CCYWI Coordinator – Provide administrative and clerical support for the provision of training and technical assistance programs to Out-of-School Time professionals.  This will include client engagement for recruitment, registration, on-site or remote coordination, and compiling reports for the funding agency. 
    • CCYWI Social Media Coordinator – Develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive social media plan for the Cuyahoga County Youth Work Institute.  This will include the development of content, across multiple platforms, and evaluation of reach and impact using social media analytics.  
    • Data & Evaluation Coordinator – Support the management and analysis of data associated with youth-focused projects including training, community assessments, Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) measures, and Youth Risk Behavior Survey data.   Support dissemination of findings to the community and academic stakeholders.  Contribute to the fulfillment of reporting requirements for local and federal funding agencies.  
    • Qualitative Research Assistant – Support qualitative methods associated with the evaluation of the Integrated School Health Framework within the Cleveland Municipal Schools District.  Conduct interviews and/or focus groups with diverse stakeholders within the school community.  Support data management and analysis as well as compile reports related to formative and process evaluations.  Support dissemination of findings to the community and academic stakeholders.  Contribute to the fulfillment of reporting requirements for local funding agencies. 
    • YRBS Dissemination and Social Media Coordinator – Support the development of, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive social media plan for the Cuyahoga County Youth Risk Behavior Survey project.  This will include the development of content, particularly modification of YRBS data briefs and infographics, across multiple platforms, and evaluation of reach and impact using social media analytics.  
    • Community-Based Cancer Prevention Training Program Coordinator – Contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of STEM program that supports the training of local high-school students in cancer research.  Support the recruitment, routine communication, and delivery of curricular components throughout the academic year.  

Ideal candidates should have experience related to youth engagement, mental health, or adolescent health. Undergraduate and Graduate level students are welcome to apply. 

Hours and Payment

Interns will work 16-20 hours/week.  Hourly wages are $15-$18.75/hour based on experience. Work-related travel will be reimbursed.

Apply through the PRCHN Training & Mentoring Application. For more information about the PRCHN Summer Internship Program, visit the PRCHN Website.