Employer Spotlight: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Center for Violence Prevention

The Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia applies a research-to-action-to-impact approach to address the exposure to and impact of violence in the lives of children, teens, and families. CVP programs are guided by trauma-informed practices, principles of social justice and equity, and community-based participatory research. The mission of the CVP at CHOP is to reduce the exposure to and impact of violence among children, teens, and families. They conduct community-focused research and design innovative, evidence-based programs that are implemented, disseminated and sustained across clinical, school and neighborhood settings. Explore careers at CVP here.

Currently, CHOP’s School-Based Aggression and Bullying Prevention Team is recruiting undergraduate/graduate students interested in a Research Assistant Internship for the 2024-2025 academic year! In this position, students would support two federally funded National Institutes of Health (NIH) clinical trials, The Friend to Friend (F2F) with Coaching Project and The Bullying Classroom Check Up (BCCU) Project:

  • The F2F program is designed to address relational aggression (e.g., using gossip, rumors, social exclusion to hurt others and manipulate peer relationships) among 4th and 5th grade girls and their classmates.
  • The BCCU program is a teacher-consultation program that coaches elementary school teachers to leverage evidence-based classroom management strategies, trauma-informed instructional practice, and PBIS approaches to detect, prevent, and respond to bullying and aggression in the classroom.

Learn more and apply for this position on Handshake here!

By Alice Song
Alice Song Career Counselor