Violence Prevention and Health Promotion Internship

Posted: 01/04/18 | SHARE:


The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) is the largest, most comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country.

Serving SUNY and New York State, the RF provides essential services to SUNY faculty, students and staff who are performing life-changing research in life sciences and medicine; engineering and nanotechnology; physical sciences and energy; social sciences; and computer and information sciences. More than 15,000 dedicated RF employees work on SUNY-led research, training and public service projects throughout New York, across the country and around the world.

This position is being offered through the Research Foundation for SUNY at the Office of General Counsel.

Job Description:

SUNY has taken the lead nationwide in addressing issues of sexual and interpersonal violence, by adopting a policy that eventually became Education Law 129-B, "Enough is Enough"?the comprehensive sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking prevention and response legislation which governs all colleges in New York State. SUNY has also committed to addressing broader college health issues related to healthy environments and healthy relationships. The Office of General Counsel seeks a graduate student intern to support ongoing efforts to enhance safety and health for all SUNY students.  The position will require the candidate to work across a range of topics and approaches and to think critically about health behavior and primary prevention.

Tasks for this project may include:

  • Assisting with an audit of current preventative health activities across the SUNY system;
  • Working with Project Staff on the development and implementation of, including scheduling and marketing, a webinar series to promote healthy behaviors and environments on SUNY campuses;
  • Assisting with surveys and focus groups for students and staff at SUNY campuses on public health related issues including campus climate, health programming, and health behaviors;
  • Assisting with recommendations for future public health programming on SUNY campuses;
  • Drafting a report on audit and survey findings for SUNY campuses and system administration;
  • Assisting with activities and strategic planning for the Impact Team, which convenes to address issues related to gender and sexual minorities on SUNY campuses;
  • Supporting sexual and interpersonal violence prevention initiatives including:
  • Training programs across the State of New York for professionals from campuses, law enforcement, community agencies and more
  • Aiding campus staff with customization and implementation of SUNY's Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course (SPARC)
  • Development of outreach, marketing, and educational materials for students;
  • Other duties as assigned.



Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree

Preferred Requirements:

  • Graduate Student in the field of Public Health or related
  • Training in public health programming and health behavior
  • Computer skills such as MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Google Docs
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic, collegial team
  • Willingness to work on a complicated issue with diverse partners

Additional Information:

Salary- $14 per hour

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.

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