Employment Opportunities

About us: The Center for Innovative Public Health Research (CiPHR; formerly Internet Solutions for Kids) has been quietly growing into one of the most innovative and progressive technology-focused organizations in the technology and public health space. We are a non-profit organization that primarily focuses on understanding how technology is affecting the health and well-being of youth, while also identifying ways we can harness the power of technology to promote healthy behaviors.

The Center for Innovative Public Health Research is seeking two dynamic new professionals interested in public health research to fill the role of Field Intern.

Field Intern Job Description

We are looking for field interns to assist across two research studies: the first study is focused on teen pregnancy prevention and sexual health for sexual minority adolescent girls; the second study, Growing up with Media, is a longitudinal study focused on media exposure and sexual violence among adolescents and young adults.

The field interns will be involved in promoting study participation and retention and other study-related field activities. This includes reaching out to study participants via phone, text messaging, and social networking websites to engage them in our research studies. Additional activities will include: literature reviews, assisting with IRB protocol submissions, proofreading survey documents for release, and other research support activities.

  • Successful applicants will have an undergraduate degree in Public Health or a related field. Applicants who have a Master’s degree in Public Health or a related field are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Successful applicants will have strong customer service skills, excellent phone etiquette, and strong attention to detail.
  • Applicants who have an interest in adolescent health and LGBT health-related issues are also encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants who have demonstrated research experience in Public Health or a related field are highly preferred.

The applicant must be local to Orange County and able to work in our San Clemente office Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week. Some nights and weekends, based on study needs, may be requested. Compensation dependent upon experience.

CiPHR is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or disability status. We are committed to fostering a supportive environment for our employees.

Job Type: Paid Internship, Full-time

Please send both a cover letter & résumé to jobs@innovativepublichealth.org to apply to this position.

The Center for Innovative Public Health Research is also seeking a dynamic, self-motivated public health researcher to fill the role of Junior Researcher.

Junior Researcher Job Description

The Junior Researcher will participate in a diverse array of research activities, including project-related activities (e.g., cleaning data, drafting reports for the funder), and authoring and co-authoring manuscripts. Initially, this person will assist in the evaluation of an RCT that investigates the impact that the first text messaging-based pregnancy prevention program developed for sexual minority teen women has on positively affecting pregnancy risk reduction behavior. As such, successful applicants will have research experience with LGBT+ youth populations as demonstrated by their publication record. Over time, the successful applicant will be expected to establish a vigorous program of high-quality funded research in the areas of adolescent health and technology.

The Junior Researcher will work under the mentorship of Michele Ybarra, MPH PhD, the CEO and Research Director of CiPHR. She earned her doctorate at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in the Department of Mental Health, where she remains affiliated as an adjunct faculty member. Dr. Ybarra is well known for her work in technology and health, and she has published widely in the areas of cyberbullying / harassment, sexual violence, teen dating abuse, and HIV prevention / healthy sexuality programming. She also has a long track record of mentorship, federal funding, and peer-reviewed publication.

  • Eligible candidates must have a doctorate in a related science (i.e., social, behavioral, public health).
  • Successful applicants must have demonstrated research expertise with sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth, as reflected by their publication record. Experience with sexual minority girls is especially desired.
  • Applicants need to have advanced quantitative statistical modeling skills, as evidenced by authoring peer-reviewed quantitative research studies.
  • Examples of one’s potential for securing funding to support their work is beneficial.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to contributing to a climate that supports equity and equality are also critical.

The applicant must be local to Orange County and able to work in our San Clemente office Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week. Some nights and weekends, based on study needs, will be required. Compensation dependent upon experience.

CiPHR is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or disability status. We are committed to fostering a supportive and diverse work environment.

Job Type: Full-time

Please send both a cover letter and CV to jobs@innovativepublichealth.org to apply to this position.