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Research Student Assistant (SPPD/CWCS) (ID: 109269) for Summer 2023


Off of Children and Family Svcs

52 Washington St.
Rensselaer , NY 12144
Phone: (518) 473-7936

Division/Unit: SPPD


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


Proposal Information


The student assistant will be part of a professional research team analyzing foster care re-entries and/or successful and unsuccessful foster home placements. The student assistant will be involved in reading and coding child welfare case records to identify risk and protective factors. Depending on the phase of the research project, the student assistant may be involved in testing the case recording instrument, conducting the case review, and/or data analysis. The student assistant will have the opportunity to participate in various inter-disciplinary planning meetings and help integrate research and evaluation findings into practice and policy.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.



Research and evaluation

Written and oral communication

Data organization

Qualitative & quantitative data analysis

Critical thinking


Internship Areas: Criminal Justice/Corrections, Human Services, Planning/Analysis/Research, Public Policy

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 30 or more

Location: Rensselaer

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Graduate Student

Minimum Standing: Graduate Student

Degree Concentrations: Criminal Justice/Homeland Security, Human Services, Public Health, Social Science, Social Work