GSR Opportunity: Health and Human Rights Program at UC Berkeley's Human Rights Center

June 8, 2021

The Health and Human Rights Program at the Human Rights Center (HRC) is hiring a Graduate Student Researcher beginning in August through December, 2021, with a strong possibility of extension into the Spring semester and beyond, to assist with HRC’s groundbreaking evaluation of the Family and Me (FAM) Project. FAM is an innovative, home-based foster care pilot program for San Francisco youth impacted by commercial sexual exploitation (CSE). FAM is overseen by the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women and Freedom Forward, with core services provided by Family Builders by Adoption, WestCoast Children’s Clinic, and Huckleberry Youth Programs.

HRC's Health and Human Rights Program is conducting a mixed-method, longitudinal evaluation to assess both intervention processes and outcomes related to the well-being, mental health, safety, education, and placement stability of participants, while contributing to the limited evidence base on interventions to support systems-involved youth experiencing or at risk of CSE. The GSR will focus on qualitative data analysis of interviews with service providers, caregivers, and youth. The role will also provide opportunities to contribute to the analysis of survey data and administrative data from San Francisco’s child welfare, education, and probation departments. The researcher will also contribute to desk research to inform evaluation design and other tasks as required to support project work of the Health and Human Rights Program. This is a 24 percent GSR appointment during the Fall with the possibility of extension. Strong qualitative research skills and written communication skills are required. Familiarity with Qualtrics, Dedoose, and Stata, prior program evaluation experience, and knowledge or experience related to commercial sexual exploitation and/or foster care in California are preferred.

To apply, please send an email cover letter introducing yourself and why you would be a good fit for this position, plus an attached CV including references, to Research Manager Audrey Taylor ( and Program Director Julie Freccero ( by July 2, 2021.