The Center for New York City Affairs (CNYCA) at The New School/Milano is an applied policy research organization. The Center works where peoples lives intersect with government and community organizations to illuminate the impact of public policy on the lives of individuals and communities. Our research focuses on what works, practical solutions, rigorous analysis, and provides a real-time feedback for policymakers, providers, and communities. We have built a strong track record of creating change in the areas of education, child welfare, poverty, employment, and criminal justice reform.
The Center has an established audience for our work that includes nonprofit leaders, public officials, scholars, advocates, and community groups. More than 12,000 individuals receive our reports and more than twice that number visit our website each year. Our work is widely read and covered by the media, and our policy events are attended and seen online by thousands of viewers. Recent press coverage includes The New York Times, Daily News, WNYC, ProPublica, The Marshall Project, and other media.
The Center for New York City Affairs at The New School seeks a highly motivated graduate student to serve as part-time research assistant. The position is for 15-20 hours per week, and includes researching public policy issues related to childrens behavioral health. The Center is launching a campaign designed to draw attention to the unmet needs of children and adolescents and the states obligation to provide comprehensive behavioral health care. The ideal candidate will have experience working on public health issues and strong research, data, and writing skills.
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between SENS-UAW, Local 7902 and the University.
Research various policy issues including population needs, legal and regulatory requirements, lessons from other states, innovative and evidence-based approaches to mental health care, workforce gaps, Medicaid funding, and related.
Clean and analyze data to produce charts, maps, and other visualizations
Assist with writing policy briefs, blog posts, and other internal/external documents
Interact with external partners in order to gather data for reports and briefs
Project management, event planning, and other collaborative tasks
The New School