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Suicide Prevention Center Intern (ID: 109937) for Summer 2024


Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12229
Albany , NY 12229
E-Mail: diana.paksarian@omh.ny.gov

Division/Unit: Suicide Prevention Center of NY


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


School Affiliation

SUNY Albany

Proposal Information


This internship is open to current SUNY Albany students. This is a public health-related position within the Suicide Prevention Center of New York (preventsuicideny.org). The intern will complete a project characterizing suicide-related morbidity among youth in New York, including suicidal thoughts, attempts, and deaths. This will include analysis of prevalence, correlates, and risk and protective factors. Particular focus will be placed on high school-age youth. The student will review relevant literature; analyze data from surveys and other sources using SAS and R; create a written report focused on data from the 2021 New York Youth Risk Behavior Survey and present these results within the Center; contribute to other written reports characterizing suicide-related risk among New York adolescents. Students may also assist with other SPCNY activities related to suicide in NYS and program evaluation. The intern is expected to work on site for 20 hours/week and the compensation is $21.92/hr. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter (optional) to the email address listed below.



Coursework in statistics and regression

SAS or R proficiency (both preferred)


Coursework or interest in mental health



Internship Areas: 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: Psychology/Psychiatry, Public Health, Social Science, Social Work