Internships

ISGMH Diversity Statement: Northwestern University and ISGMH’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, ISGMH advances the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ individuals. Staff and trainees should expect to find a diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities among ISGMH staff, trainees, research participants, and in outreach experiences. We highlight the importance of respecting and valuing this aspect of diversity among staff and trainees.

RADD Development Internship

The Research Application Design and Development (RADD) Team is the software development unit of the Northwestern University Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH). ISGMH is a university-wide institute dedicated to fostering research that improves the health and wellbeing of the sexual and gender minority communities. It currently has multiple NIH- and foundation-funded studies and actively collaborates with community-based organizations to conduct research and translate findings into interventions. The RADD team develops the innovative technologies and health-based interventions utilized by the ISGMH faculty, their collaborators and tens of thousands of end-users nationwide. The RADD team develops responsive web and mobile applications using technologies such as Ruby on Rails, Ionic, Android, Postgres, and Apache.

The Development Intern is responsible for aiding in the development of clinical research applications in behavioral health as well as other disciplines. These applications will be used by dozens to thousands of research study participants, and their data will be collected and analyzed by researchers to help improve state of the art eHealth technology.

Internship Duration

12 weeks, 10 hours a week (negotiable)

Anticipated Start Date

June 10th, 2019

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Development Support – using distributed version control (git), submitting and reviewing code pull requests, writing automated tests, creating features, and addressing bugs as they arise. As necessary, other responsibilities may include estimation of feature complexity and user interface design.
  • Automated Testing – write software tests at the unit, integration, and system level.
  • Quality Assurance – ensure all aspects of work meet customer expectations and company quality standards.
  • Communication – ensure managers are quickly informed of issues. Report blockages to fellow developers promptly if stuck on a problem.
  • Support – assist with reproduction, resolution, and preventing regression of user software problems.
  • Project Management – assist with documentation and design.
  • Data Entry
  • Reporting – gather requirements and generate reports based on specific data and filter requirements.
  • Documentation – update current documentation or develop documentation for new processes.

To apply or for more information, please submit a resume and the ISGMH internship application to Melissa Mongrella at radd@northwestern.edu

RADD Graphic Design Internship

The Research Application Design and Development (RADD) Team is the software development unit of the Northwestern University Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH). ISGMH is a university-wide institute dedicated to fostering research that improves the health and wellbeing of the sexual and gender minority communities. It currently has multiple NIH- and foundation-funded studies and actively collaborates with community-based organizations to conduct research and translate findings into interventions. The RADD team develops the innovative technologies and health-based interventions utilized by the ISGMH faculty, their collaborators and tens of thousands of end-users nationwide.

The Graphic Designer is responsible for interpreting clients needs and designing solutions with high visual impact. The Graphic Designer will work on a variety of products, including websites, books, magazines, product packaging, websites, exhibitions, organizational identity etc. 

Internship Duration

12 weeks, 10 hours a week (negotiable)

 Anticipated Start Date

June 10th, 2019

 Skills and Qualifications:

Development:

  • Understands common web interface patterns for mobile and desktop
  • Possess creativity, versatility, conceptual/visual ability and originality
  • Demonstrates graphic design skills with a strong portfolio

Coordination:

  • Provides leadership on projects
  • Works collaboratively with a large team of graphic designers, developers, project managers.
  • Interacts, communicates and presents innovative ideas
  • Manages multiple tasks for projects
  • Provides recommendations on how to enhance product quality

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in leading software and technologies (InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop etc)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Professionalism regarding time, costs and deadlines
  • Ability to produce vector, or otherwise scalable graphics as a plus
  • Knowledge of CSS and HTML

To apply or for more information, please submit a resume and the ISGMH internship application to Melissa Mongrella at radd@northwestern.edu

RADD Social Media Internship

The Research Application Design and Development (RADD) Team is the software development unit of the Northwestern University Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH). ISGMH is a university-wide institute dedicated to fostering research that improves the health and wellbeing of the sexual and gender minority communities. It currently has multiple NIH- and foundation-funded studies and actively collaborates with community-based organizations to conduct research and translate findings into interventions. The RADD team develops the innovative technologies and health-based interventions utilized by the ISGMH faculty, their collaborators and tens of thousands of end-users nationwide.

The social media at ISGMH serves a great purpose: to engage and educate our audience and to increase awareness of and enrollment in our studies that benefit the LGBTQ community. Using platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat we are sharing important information about LGBTQ health and wellness, and recruiting individuals into our programs. We are seeking an enthusiastic intern who is motivated to contribute to our social media efforts and excited to bring in new ideas.

Internship Duration

12 weeks, 10 hours a week (negotiable)

Anticipated Start Date

June 10th, 2019

Responsibilities Include:

  • Create and curate relevant, engaging content for platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter
  • Manage content calendar
  • Collaborate with social media working groups to develop ideas for content
  • Research potential partners and help implement outreach
  • Engage with influential community organizations and micro-influencers
  • Analyze social media posts and engagement
  • Market research

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience creating original social media content
  • Excellent understanding of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat
  • Knowledge of or interest in social media metrics and analysis
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Organized, professional, and accountable
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

To apply or for more information, please submit a resume and the ISGMH internship application to Alex Coello at radd@northwestern.edu.