Monday, November 14, 2016

CESAR Spring Undergraduate Internship Opportunity - For-Credit

Undergraduate Internship (unpaid, for credit) – Spring 2017
Title: Research Assistant

Duties: The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to assist in the development and maintenance of the Maryland Community Services Locator website (, a public service website that helps service providers and individuals in the community to access community resources. Specific duties include:

  • Verify the accuracy of program listings in the database using online sources and telephone surveys
  • Telephone surveys with community service providers to collect information on services provided
  • Data entry (using Excel) for responses from provider surveys
  • Assist in augmenting the comprehensiveness of the existing database through database comparisons, resource inventories, etc.
  • Outreach to community providers and individual community members at resource fairs to promote awareness of the MDCSL in Maryland
  • Assist with dissemination of materials to providers
  • Record website usage statistics to assess site utilization (using Google Analytics)
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: This candidate must have advanced organizational skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Additionally, he/she should be comfortable making telephone and in-person contacts with community providers. Preferred skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Google Analytics. Experience working with community organizations and/or social service/health/criminal justice providers.

Hours: 15 hours/week commitment.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship open to undergraduate students only and may be used to earn BSOS, HLTH, or CRIM internship credit (up to 4 credits). May be used to fulfill elective credit.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript and writing sample to:

Amy Billing
Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
University of Maryland, College Park
4321 Hartwick Rd, Ste 501
College Park, MD 20740

301-403- 8342 (fax)

Application Deadline: Applications due Wednesday, 11/16/16 by 12:00pm