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Graduate assistant (HealthySteps Evaluation ) (ID: 109226) for Spring 2023


Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Ave
Albany , NY 12229
E-Mail: Paula.Plew@omh.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 474-2094

Division/Unit: Office of Performance Measurement a


Web Site: http://omh.ny.gov/(New Window)


School Affiliation

SUNY Albany Social science / public health

Proposal Information


New York State Office of Mental Health
Office of Performance Measurement and Evaluation

Fall 2018 Internship Opportunity

Position Summary:

The New York State Office of Mental Health Office of Performance Measurement and Evaluation (NYS OMH OPME) is seeking a student intern to provide support to the NYS HealthySteps Evaluation team in the next phase of qualitative data collection and quantitative analysis.

HealthySteps is a program focused on the social and emotional wellbeing of the family as a whole, with a particular focus on children 0-5 years old and maternal depression. HealthySteps is a program based in pediatric practices that utilizes a HealthySteps Specialist to connect with families and provide integrated behavioral health services and connections to community resources.

The intern will work closely with the Evaluation team to:

* Assist in the completion of interviews with HealthyStep sites (documentation, summarizing and identifying themes in data, co-leading interviews, etc.).
* Assist in the selection of appropriate qualitative and quantitative data analysis methodologies.
* Perform appropriate qualitative and quantitative analysis as specified by the evaluation work plan.
* Prepare written and graphical summaries of findings and project activities for internal and external communications and publications.
* Develop and maintain effective working relationships with OMH and HealthySteps sites.


* Good written and oral communication skills
* Good organizational and interpersonal skills
* Knowledge of public health and social science qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation methodologies
* Experience analyzing large, complex, multi-dimensional datasets with a variety of tools strongly preferred
* Experience with statistical software (e.g., SAS, R) and database languages (e.g., SQL, PL/SQL)
* Experience solving analytical problems using statistical approaches

The position requires a maximum of 20 hours/week commitment for the Fall 2018 semester and pays $15 per hour. The position may be extended into the Spring 2019 semester.



Good written and oral communication

Experience with statistical software SAS


Internship Areas: Health Services, Human Services, Planning/Analysis/Research, Scientific Research

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Graduate Student

Minimum Standing: Graduate Student

Degree Concentrations: Mathematics, Public Health, Social Science, Social Work