RA Application: Youth Health and Development Lab
We at the Youth Health and Development Lab (YHD) have RA positions available to begin in SPRING 2021! Second-year students from underrepresented groups in science, and who have a strong interest in working with youth and caregivers, are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed starting in late February and through March. Select candidates will be invited for an interview beginning Week 9 and interviews will continue through Spring Break.

At the YHD lab, we use a mixed-methods approach to understand how intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and identity inform health and development for youth and young adults of color. We strive to be a community-engaged research lab: one where our research is fueled by the connections we form in our local communities. In turn, as we continue to generate knowledge, we strive to redirect it back into communities in meaningful ways including recommendations for interventions and practice.

Our ultimate goal is to inform youth practice, prevention, and policy so that young people can live happier, healthier, and more empowered lives.

If you are interested in becoming an RA with us, please fill out the form below.
Please provide your first and last name. *
Preferred Name
Pronouns *
What year are you in school (2020-21)? *
What is your major (and minor, if applicable)? *
What is your cumulative GPA? (e.g., 3.50) *
If known, what is your major GPA (i.e., GPA of all upper division courses taken for your major)?
How many hours per week would you be available for research in our lab? *
Have you taken a statistical and/or research methods course in any social or behavioral science discipline? If so, indicate the course(s) below (e.g., PSYC12 - Research Methods). If not, write N/A. *
Have you taken a Social and/or Developmental Psychology course? If so, indicate the course(s) below (e.g., PSYC140 - Social Psychology). If not, write N/A. *
Have you taken any relevant electives such as Abnormal Psychology, Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood, Psychological Development of Black Children, etc.? If so, indicate the course(s) below (e.g., PSYC166C - Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood). If not, write N/A. *
Briefly describe any previous research experience (max 100 words). *
Please explain why you are interested in working in the Youth Health and Development Lab (max 150 words): *
Briefly describe any previous experience working with diverse groups. This can be in the workplace, school, community, etc. (max 150 words). *
What are your current professional and/or graduate school goals? (max 100 words) *
Do you have any experience with web design, graphic design, content management, and/or running social media platforms? *
If YES, briefly describe below (100 words max).
Writing Sample
From email correspondence to periodic newsletters, many of the tasks in the YHD Lab involve writing. To get a better sense of your ability as a writer, we ask that you include a writing sample in the response box below. You are welcome to include written work from any context (e.g., academic papers, newspaper editorials, etc.). We ask that the sample be no more than 300 words, and you may choose to share an excerpt from a longer written piece (e.g., an excerpt from a paper). Feel free to share whatever best demonstrates your writing ability!
Please enter your writing sample below (300 words max). *
Please provide an email address that you check daily. *
Please provide a cell phone number. If you cannot be reached by cell at this time, please write N/A. *
Thank you for your time and interest in our lab. If there are no positions available for Fall quarter, would you like to be contacted about a future opening? *
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