Intern – Research & Evidence

  • Internship
  • Kenya

Shamiri Institute

Intern – Research & Evidence

We are excited to announce an opening for the role of Intern – Research & Evidence at our nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to shaping the future of mental health. This role offers an opportunity to contribute to the generation of evidence on the efficacy of our model in helping youths to thrive and highlight gaps that need to be addressed. This will enable the organization of stay ahead of the curve of in both dissemination of its interventions and in the field of mental health research.

About the role:

The Intern will work closely with Associates and the Research Manager on organizational research projects. These projects are likely to be at different stages from the obtaining of ethical approvals for research to data collection and analysis. This will allow for the Intern to have a well-rounded experience of different aspects of research readying them to specialize in an area they are particularly passionate about.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Assist to obtain necessary regulatory approvals not limited to ethical approval, research permits, and signed county commissioner/governor letters.
  • Support the submission of clinical trial pre-registration and protocol paper, where appropriate.
  • Support the development of research materials such as questionnaires and study protocols.
  • Assist with quantitative and/or qualitative data collection, including but not limited to focus group assessments.
  • Support training on various topics including data collection and fidelity rating.
  • Oversee and/or assist with questionnaire design, printing, and scanning.
  • Assist with data entry, cleaning, storage, and analysis.
  • Supporting the writing and publishing of manuscripts.
  • Contribute to achieving key performance indicators such as low rates of participant attrition.
  • Assist in organizing and/or presenting research findings to external stakeholders such as in meetings and research conferences.

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for an an enthusiastic team player with a passion for mental health that is ready to engage in different aspects of research. Ideal candidates should have baseline experience with handling data and would benefit from having strong scientific writing skills.

Please apply through our online application portal. Please note that you will be requested to upload your resume and cover letter in addition to completing a skills assessment.

About Shamiri Institute

We are a youth-led organization that is shaping the future of mental health by making it affordable for all, personalized to an individual’s needs and circumstances, and integrated within existing systems of caregiving and community life. This will help to build a future where young people can thrive across the African continent. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Shamiri was founded in 2018 at Harvard University by award-winning Kenyan entrepreneur and community – mobilizer Tom Osborn and rising global mental health researcher Katherine Venturo-Conerly. Since our founding in 2018, we have worked with more than 10,000 youths in secondary schools across Kenya. Through our work, young people have experienced a 40% improvement in mental health and wellbeing, a 14% improvement in social relations, and a 3% improvement in academic grades.

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