Behavioral Surveyor/Field Interviewer

Job Type

Full Time Temporary Contract


Details: Commensurate with experience.




1340 Boylston Street
United States


The Fenway Institute is an interdisciplinary center for research, training, education, and policy development, focusing on national and international health issues. Our mission is to ensure access to quality, culturally competent medical and mental health care for traditionally underserved communities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Under the supervision of the Manager NHBS Field Operations (Prevention Manager) conduct behavioral interviews in English with People Who Inject Drugs (PWID). This is a Monday-Friday daytime position in Cambridge and Lawrence/Lowell and part of a national project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

LGBTQ-identified persons, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply

Representative Duties:

  • Learn study protocol.
  • Conduct in-depth screening and structured interviews with survey respondents, using hand-held computers.
  • Participate in HIV testing and counseling training.
  • Conduct HIV testing and counseling with survey respondents.
  • Attend Overdose Education and Narcan Training Communicate clearly during face-to-face interviews.
  • Effectively discuss participants’ sexual behavior histories and drug use.
  • Provide participants with referrals for medical and social services as needed.
  • Maintain meticulous records to assist in compilation of data for written reports.
  • Meet with Field Supervisor and team on a regular basis to resolve issues and assist with other program development/implementation needs.

**Please Note - This is a TEMPORARY Full-Time position, < 6 Months**


  • Knowledge of HIV and AIDS essential, as well as familiarity with issues affecting PWID- Including overdose prevention, syringe exchange and Hepatitis C.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or 2 years’ experience working with PWID
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible self-starter.
  • Experience conducting face-to-face interviews.
  • Excellent verbal communication and people skills.
  • Experience and comfort with members of various sexual communities and communities of color.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, multi-cultural environments.
  • Familiarity with computers a plus.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply, please visit Fenway Health Career Portal (