If you live in the Jane-Finch community and are interested in learning how to conduct community-based research, there is still time to apply for a paid, six-month research internship based at York University.
The Assets Coming Together (ACT) for Youth Project, which offers the internship, is accepting applications until 5pm Aug. 1.
Applicants must be 16 to 29 years old and have completed a training program on the theory and practice of community-based research or equivalent.
Interns put in 120 hours between September and April and receive a $1,500 stipend for their commitment. During this time, they will research issues of importance to youth in their community. They receive a certificate of participation at the end of the internship.
ACT for Youth is a multi-partner collaboration and one of the research projects supported by the York University-TD Community Engagment Centre at Yorkgate Mall.
Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance by Aug. 20.
For more information about the youth researcher program and the application package, visit the ACT for Youth website.