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Thank you for your interest in working for the lab!

The Student Research Assistant Application is currently closed, but will open again in Fall 2024.

At the Bellwether Collaborative for Health Justice, we value self-directed, curious individuals who have an interest in growing and contributing to the field of research on and within the criminal legal system.  

We have been grateful to work with exceptional students in a variety of disciplines including Political Science, Biostatistics, Sociology, Public Health, Global Health, and more. Student Research Assistants have worked on projects including data collection and data analysis for the 3rd City Project and COVID Prison Project.  

The lab’s portfolio includes projects on HIV prevention or exposure, opioid use disorder, social determinants of health, climate change, and community policing. While we can’t guarantee that there will be opening on every project team, we will do our best to match your skills and interests to a team’s needs. We value diverse experiences, especially lived experiences with the criminal legal system. We encourage anyone with an interest in our content areas to apply!

While individual tasks will depend on skills and experience, examples of student research assignments include: gathering data for research projects, participating in the writing process, administrative tasks such as taking notes or proof-reading drafts, and creating recruitment flyers or other public-facing materials. Work with the lab supports project needs, and may evolve over time. Previous research assistants have worked anywhere from 4-16 hours per week. Assigned hours will depend both on your ability and needs as a research assistant as well as the needs of the project.

If you have any questions, you can read our FAQ here or email BCHJStudents@duke.edu.

 


“The lab has allowed me to network with other professionals, disseminate my research, and has introduced me to a multitude of interesting fields of work and research ideas. I am continuously learning how to be a competent research professional and do the work that I enjoy.” 

– Former Bellwether Student Research Assistant
 

 

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