Shared Crossing Internship Program

The Shared Crossing Research Initiative (SCRI) is looking for qualified interns to join our research team!

We study end-of-life experiences and their therapeutic value for patients, their families, and caregivers.  We are seeking interns that are interested in contributing to the study of shared death experiences and other shared crossings.

Interns should be prepared to work with SCRI virtually as we conduct remote video interviews (Zoom) and code interview transcripts with a data analysis app (Dedoose).  Interns should be able to commit to six months of cohort training and internship for a few hours (5-15) a week, after which time other options may be explored.  Interns who finish the internship will gain broad experience in qualitative research, death education, and end-of-life phenomena. 

Responsibilities May Include 

  • Learn SCRI’s typology of end-of-life experiences  

  • Learn SCRI’s qualitative data coding system  

  • Provide research, writing, and editing support

  •  Contribute to design and implementation of initiatives, projects, or programs 

  •  Prepare relevant communications materials (emails, interview excerpts, social media materials, etc.) 

  •  Collaborate on developing and executing online content (images, infographics, videos, blogs, etc.)

  •  Researching and writing in-depth reports and briefing memos 

  •  Provide administrative support on an as needed basis 

  •  Other relevant tasks as deemed necessary by the Chief of Research, the Director, or the Senior Researcher 

Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree 
  • Functional workspace (computer, computer camera, internet) 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Driven, hardworking, able to complete tasks on time 
  • Ability to take direction and multi-task
  • Dedoose, Zoom, OneDrive, and Google Drive experience a plus
  • Extensive knowledge of social media a plus 
  • Familiarity with stories and research related to near-death and end-of-life experiences a plus   

Benefits 

  • Practical experience with qualitative research techniques 

  • Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with successful professionals in leading end-of-life phenomena research institute 

  •  Opportunity to participate in networking events and meetings 

  •  Flexible schedule  

Next Steps

Please email Michael Kinsella at [email protected]. Include your resume and a note detailing why you are interested in becoming an intern with us.

We look forward to hearing from you!