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Shelby Harris

2020 YCCI Intern

Shelby Harris became an intern at YCCI after graduating from University at Albany with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Formerly looking to pursue social media, she worked under the YCCI communications officer learning about marketing and recruitment strategies used for clinical trials. Through her time with YCCI she was able to find a passion and continue forward to study it in depth. Shelby will be pursuing her master’s degree in Public Relations this fall.

About my YCCI Internship

This is one of the most immersive internship experiences I have ever been a part of. There are so many different parts in research that, as an intern, I could partake in and learn from. Working with the Yale Cultural Ambassadors to help patient recruitment while learning marketing strategies from YCCI professionals and outsources marketing firms allowed me to interact with the Greater New Haven community and develop skills that will always be useful in my career path. From creating recruitment flyers to aiding in the organization of the 10-year partnership gala to working with a videography team to create a video that encompasses the work being done at YCCI, I have gained so much exposure and learned about the process involved in upholding a successful clinical research department. Being a part of the YCCI Internship program was a key step in figuring out the next steps I want to take with my career. I will always be grateful for the experience and never forget my time here.

For Students Considering YCCI

Basically, anything you feel that would be relevant for a student considering YCCI as an option. YCCI is at the forefront of innovation in expanding clinical research while engaging the surrounding community to promote diversity and racial equity. For any student looking for an opportunity to learn directly from passionate healthcare professionals and have hands-on experience aiding in the clinical process; YCCI is the best place to be.