Who We Are
The play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health and Learning Games focuses on the use of “play,” in the form of videogame play, for the purposes of health promotion, risk reduction, social good, and educational interventions. We develop and evaluate videogame interventions focused on behavior change, education, health, well-being, and social intelligence, using the most rigorous scientific methods and metrics available.
The play2PREVENT Lab was recently awarded a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse under their HEAL Initiative (Helping to End Addiction Long Term), to develop a creative way to prevent opioid misuse in adolescents. The intern will be working with a targeted videogame intervention for opioid misuse prevention in adolescents. The primary focus of this position is that the intern will assist with the execution of a large scale randomized controlled trial that will take place across the state of Connecticut.
The intern should be able to commit between 4-8 hours per week to the position. Availability in the early afternoon hours is needed for the position.
An individual is eligible for the position if they have knowledge and training in psychology, Public Health, biology, chemistry, computer science, software engineering or other STEM related areas. An individual must also have experience with working with high school students in varied capacities.
*** Must have reliable transportation.
The intern will travel to assigned school site(s) to oversee gameplay sessions for groups of students enrolled in the randomized controlled trial. The intern will also be involved with data collection and management, gift card distribution, and participant recruitment. The intern will also work closely with school-based health center staff at their assigned school site(s), as well as school administration.
How to Apply
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