Internship Opportunities

***We are no longer accepting applications for the Summer Internship Program***


As a premiere center for research on the topics of HIV and substance use, we provide numerous training opportunities for students at both the undergraduate and graduate level interested in gaining research experience.

CHIBPS offers two unpaid internship programs. The first program occurs during the academic year (Fall through Spring semesters). The second program is a summer intensive program. Both programs provide students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience conducting research. Interns learn how to administer assessments, conduct literature reviews, code data (quantitative as well as qualitative), and recruit / screen participants.

CHIBPS research interns commit to one full academic year (or a 10 week commitment during the summer) however, many interns continue to work with CHIBPS for longer periods of time. Building upon their research experience, CHIBPS interns are prepared to successfully compete for admissions into competitive graduate school programs. Additionally, many of our interns go on to serve as study coordinators at top tier research centers around the country. The senior researchers at CHIBPS provide both formal and informal mentoring to assist interns in reaching their goals.

Over the course of the past few years, we have had students join our summer internship program from the following schools: New York University, Harvard, Cornell, Columbia, Brown, New School University, Middlebury College, Winston-Salem State University, Southern University A&M, Johns Hopkins, James Madison University, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Univ. of Wisconsin – Madison, American University, and Amherst College.

Students from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply for summer funding through the National Institute on Drug Abuse Summer Research with NIDA program. CHIBPS actively seeks a diverse group of students to join our internship program, and has participated as a field site for the NIDA summer research program for many years.

For more information about our Fall/Spring and Summer Internship Programs click here.

Students interested in interning at CHIBPS should send a resume and cover letter detailing their interest to Staci Barton at
For more information about interning at CHIBPS-Newark, email Pamela Valera at

*Please note: we receive applications from many more qualified individuals than we have spots available in our program. Only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.