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Position Responsibilities 

Research Assistance:

  • Collaborate on ongoing projects.
  • Assist in literature reviews and study design.

Data Collection and Analysis:

  • Administer assessments and surveys.
  • Contribute to data entry and analysis.

Participant Interaction:

  • Interact with study participants, maintaining ethical standards.

Literature Review:

  • Stay updated on current research findings.

Collaborative Meetings:

  • Participate in lab meetings and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Professional Development:

  • Attend workshops to enhance research and clinical skills.
  • Seek mentorship from experienced professionals.

Report and Presentation:

  • Assist in preparing research reports and presentations.
  • Present findings at meetings and conferences.

Community Engagement:

  • Collaborate with community organizations.
  • Facilitate research partnerships and community initiatives.


About the Organization

The Lab aims to promote research in youth mental health and to translate research findings into having a positive impact on the lives of young people. The lab comprises faculty and graduate students engaged on research relating to youth mental health. Our research explores topics such as understanding risk and resilience factors related to mental health, stigma and mental health, body image and eating disorders, and developing interventions to promote positive mental health


On-site Supervision and Support

Our internships include 24/7 on-site staff to support students working and living abroad. All students will also report to a supervisor at their internship site. Supervisors provide and oversee daily tasks, introduce the intern to team members, and mentor the intern in organizational agility, skill acquisition, and career readiness. Interns complete a midpoint and final evaluation, and supervisors complete a final evaluation of their interns. All work responsibilities and projects are approved in advance. 


Academic Credit

Students on an internship have the opportunity to enroll in their home university for credit, or enroll in a course through API to transfer back to their university for credit. Email for more information and a syllabus.


Housing and Excursions

Housing and excursions are included in your internship and will be selectable during the application process.