Research Intern
Boston, MA 
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Research Intern - Psychiatry

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital. Its a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all-and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet - an integrated health care delivery systems that includes many community health centers. Join BMC today and help us achieve our Vision 2030 which is a long-term goal to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world.

Position: Research Intern

Department: Psychiatry

Schedule: Per Diem, Part Time, Day,


Under the general supervision of the department director or manager, provides analytical and administrative assistance to the BEST Partnership for Behavioral Health, Racial, and Social Justice. Responsible for participating in project meetings as necessary, data collection & analysis, and other duties as necessary to support the successful completion of project / initiative work. Duties may vary based on the department's need but may include projects such as updating content on the website, updating and maintaining databases and links, and providing general support to the department. Must learn and understand the basic principles and methods used in the department, always following established protocols.


  • Duties may include some or more of the following:
  • Recruit subjects to participate in studies by using approved methodologies, such as reviewing EMRs, contacting healthcare providers for referrals, using approved advertisements, posters, flyers, etc.
  • Screen and enroll study participants, including educating participants about the research protocol, informing participants of the rights and responsibilities, and obtaining informed consent.
  • Schedule and confirm appointments and ensure participants are prepared for the study visits.
  • Conduct telephone or in-person interviews to complete questionnaires, as needed.
  • Make notations of participant contact information and other relevant data to optimize care and retention.
  • Provide general clerical support, such as handling forms, preparing study materials, researching information, scheduling meetings, filing, faxing, and photocopying.
  • Adhere to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy. Responsible for obtaining and maintaining all study certifications, including Human Subjects Certification and Good Clinical Practice.
  • Participates in special projects, as assigned.

Must adhere to all of BMC's RESPECT behavioral standards.


Recent college graduate or student enrolled in a related graduate or undergraduate degree program, preferably beyond a second semester junior.


Research experience preferred but not required.


  • Must have the ability to perform multiple tasks and prioritize duties
  • Ability to work independently
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have an interest in performing new and varied work assignments, and be flexible with regard to work assignments
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word is required. Knowledge or ability to learnMinitab.
  • Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality

We will provide consistently excellent and accessible health services to all in need of care regardless of status or ability to pay – exceptional care, without exception.

Boston Medical Center participates in the Electronic Employment Verification, Program. As an E-Verify employer, all employees are also subject to completing a background check.

Boston Medical Center’s policy is to ensure equal employment opportunities for all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic. We view the principle of equal employment opportunity as a vital element in the employment process and as a hallmark of good management.

BMC is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to or call 617-638-8582 to let us know the nature of your request.


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As soon as possible
Employment Type
Part Time
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