Employment

 PRA Values

We’re well staffed with well staff
PRA provides a variety of employment opportunities in various fields related to behavioral health systems change, including research, technical assistance, logistics, and writing. Our company culture is rooted in a strong work-life balance, and we are proud to offer competitive salaries, rich benefits, and a supportive work environment. Some of our employee perks include:

  • Charitable giving matches
  • Day of Reflection opportunity
  • Employer-subsidized healthcare
  • Frequent traveler benefits
  • Generous vacation time
  • Staff luncheons
  • Tuition reimbursements
  • Wellness reimbursements

By fostering a culture of wellness and inclusion, we’ve created a supportive, diverse community of peers. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a recipient of the Times Union “Top Workplace” award.

View our Year in Review to learn more about what it is like to work at PRA.

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  • Summer Internship: Social Media/Marketing Intern

    Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA) is seeking a part-time Social Media/Marketing Intern for Summer 2017 to support a variety of projects related to juvenile and criminal justice; services for children, adolescents, and their families; recovery supports; service members and veterans; homelessness and housing; wellness; and violence.

    A leader in the behavioral health and human services field for nearly 30 years, PRA is a small business funded by federal and state agencies, national organizations, and foundations. PRA conducts research and evaluation; provides technical assistance and training; and plans and facilitates major conferences, meetings, and other knowledge-transfer activities in the behavioral health field.

     Description of the Position

    The successful candidate will support the Communications team in the development and implementation of a broad communications strategy and have the opportunity to work across PRA projects in a variety of communications and marketing capacities. This position reports to the VP of Operations and the incumbent will collaborate with the Communications Specialists, project staff, and the IT Specialist. Responsibilities may include:

    • Producing a variety of print, electronic, and social media communications (e.g., blogs, social media posts, infographics)
    • Designing and implementing a website search engine optimization strategy
    • Developing and analyzing e-newsletter production and dissemination strategies
    • Filming and editing video and audio productions
    • Assisting with virtual meetings for PRA and associated projects

     Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or related field, completed or in progress
    • Experience in print, electronic and social media strategy, development and production
    • Experience in managing corporate social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.)
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office products, website and electronic media development products, Adobe Creative Suite products, and virtual meeting technology
    • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, creativity, and ability to work within timelines
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Knowledge and/or significant interest in any of the following fields a plus: behavioral health issues, juvenile or criminal justice, homelessness, housing or disability services/benefits, service members and veterans, and wellness

    We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, a recipient of a Times Union “Top Workplace” award, and an American Heart Association designated “Fit-Friendly Workplace.”

    If interested please send cover letter (indicating position title) and resume to Policy Research Associates, Inc., 345 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054, email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or fax to (518) 439-7612.

  • Internship

    Background
    Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA), a leader in the behavioral health and human services field for over 25 years, is a small business located in Delmar, NY.  Funded by federal and state agencies, national organizations, and foundations, PRA conducts research and evaluation; provides technical assistance and training; and plans and facilitates major conferences, meetings, and other knowledge-transfer activities in the behavioral health field. PRA is known for its expertise on behavioral health issues related to juvenile and criminal justice; co-occurring substance use disorders; services for children, adolescents, and their families; recovery supports; service members and veterans; homelessness and housing; and violence.

    Description of the Internship
    PRA is always interested in hearing from qualified candidates interested in pursuing an internship. The internships typically involve various project tasks in several topical areas, including criminal justice, juvenile justice, recovery supports, and operations.  High-level supervision/mentorship is provided for these internships.

    Requirements

    • Undergraduate or graduate level student in a relevant policy or public health oriented degree program (e.g., sociology, psychology, criminal justice, public health, public policy);
    • Some experience, knowledge and/or significant interest in behavioral health issues, recovery supports, criminal justice, and/or juvenile justice;
    • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work within timelines; and
    • Excellent writing skills.

    If interested please send cover letter (indicating position title) and resume to Policy Research Associates, 345 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054, fax to 518-439-7612 or email to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

    PRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and was selected the Times Union #1 “Top Workplace” for 2013.