Center for Hope: Baltimore Child Abuse Center is currently seeking in-person and remote Forensic Interview interns for Fall 2021.
*Note: This internship position has limited client contact*
Center for Hope’s Forensic Interview Research & Education Department is offering both in-person and remote unpaid research internships for undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciences. Interns would have the opportunity to work directly with the forensic interview team to collect data on tele-forensic interviewing practice in collaboration with researchers at Montclair State University. Interns will have hands-on experience with client contact. They will learn how to administer surveys, a structured conversation, with children of all ages about their experience communicating in the forensic interview. Interns will also engage caregivers about tele-interview methodology and their children’s experience with video conferencing. Remote internships would focus on coding data and transcript work along with weekly virtual project meetings with the research team. The internship would provide background and training on forensic interviewing and the implementation of research in a practice setting. Bilingual Spanish speakers are a plus and would allow us to better engage our Spanish speaking families in our study.
As a Research Team intern some of the duties and responsibilities may include:
- Assist with researching organizations that may benefit from utilizing the educational module
- Assist with quickly identifying issues that organizations may encounter when utilizing the educational module and develop problem solving solutions
- Assist with writing Standard Operating Procedures for the promotion of the educational module
- Assist with coordinating projects, and capturing and communicating product information back to BCAC
- Other duties as assigned
If accepted for an internship, there will be an orientation and training. Interns will go through a one-day training called Children Advocacy Center 101 as well as a department training by their supervisor. The supervisor for this position will be Crimson Barocca, LCSW-C, Manager of Forensic Interview Research & Education. Interns are then required to take training courses during their duration of their internship, provided by BCAC’s community engagement and training team.
Applications are being accepted now on a rolling basis.
To apply for a Forensic Interview Research & Education Department internship, email your cover letter and resume to Crimson Barocca at Cbarocca@lifebridgehealth.org.
This opportunity is unpaid, but eligible for academic or course credit if approved by your educational institution.