Intern with the IMPACT Program
Are you a young filmmaker, website designer, journalist, activist, or someone who’s interested in public health, research and LGBTQ issues? We’re looking for exceptional undergraduate and graduate interns and volunteers!
IMPACT works with a number of diverse interns who help with all aspects of the program. Because a limited number of positions are available, interns who can commit to approximately 10 hours a week over six months are preferred. Northwestern federal work-study students may be eligible to receive pay for hours worked. For internship opportunities that count for school credit, please check with your school’s internship program.
The IMPACT Program is based in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University and is directed by Dr. Brian Mustanski. IMPACT‘s mission is to conduct translational research that improves the health of the LGBT community. The program coordinates multiple studies focused on youth development, mental health, HIV prevention, and substance use. The majority of projects are conducted in partnership with community-based organizations, including the Center on Halsted.
We recruit new interns and volunteers three times each year:
- Summer: Applications accepted from April 15 – May 1. (Internships begin approximately in June.)
- Fall: Applications accepted from August 15 – September 1. (Internships begin approximately in October.)
- Spring: Applications accepted from December 15 – January 1. (Internships begin approximately in February.)
Please check back in August for fall internship applications.
IMPACT Diversity Statement: Northwestern University and IMPACT’s commitment to diversity is critical to our mission of advancing access to excellence in academic programs, world-class research, and health programs. Engagement in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military service, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression will not be tolerated.
Through its work, the IMPACT Program advances the health and wellbeing of LGBT individuals. Staff and trainees should expect to find a diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities among IMPACT staff, trainees, research participants, and in outreach experiences. We highlight the importance of respecting and valuing this aspect of diversity among staff and trainees.