Student Placements 2021

Every year BYS engages several students to undertake fully supervised placements at BYS. If you are studying Human Services, Social Work or similar, are motivated to learn, and have a passion for supporting vulnerable young people, please consider applying.

  1. Research and Evaluation

This placement is based at our Fortitude Valley Hub and is supervised by BYS’ Research and Evaluation Manager. We are looking for a student interested in doing Research and Evaluation in the context of BYS services.  The placement will be structured to meet the interests and strengths of the student and the following are examples of potential placement activities:

  • Contribute to the action planning and service improvement plan implementation arising out of the recent evaluation of our residential housing services for young people
  • Contribute to the analysis and write up of young people’s interviews about their couch surfing risks and experiences
  • Contribute to the final evaluation and sharing of learning arising from our trial of an innovative new couch surfing services
  • Contribute to an ongoing evaluative review of best practice delivery of support services for young women and young families
  • Contribute to evaluating new interventions for domestic and family violence at BYS.
  • Literature analysis on best practice principles in exiting/transitioning young people out of youth services to support the new Positive Transitions Program
  • Implementing an evaluation framework for the new Positive Transitions Program
  • Evaluation and analysis of BYS’ work with specific client cohorts (LGBTIQ+, First Nations Young Peoples, etc)
  • Collecting and analyzing outcomes information from young people accessing services
  • Stories of Most Significant Change – what can we learn from young people’s stories about how their lives change with support?
  • Communicating impact – data visualization and design of a five-year analysis of our work
  • Analysis of AOD outcomes across our program areas, with implementation of strategies to enhance outcomes through focus on harm reduction principles

Other Information:

  • Available 3-4 days per week
  • Please note that this project role is NOT a direct service delivery/case management role but will involve some face to face contact with young people while undertaking research and evaluation activities.

Email your written expression of interest to