2014 Internships

Every year, a list of internship opportunities for students is published in Amstat News. If your organization would like to include an internship opportunity online, please complete our form. Interested students will send a letter of inquiry and résumé directly to the contact and location you list. Contact educinfo@amstat.org with questions.

Additional internships will be posted as received on the education section of the ASA website.

AbbVie

North Chicago, Illinois
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: PhD in statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, and related disciplines
Deadline for Applying: January 31, 2014, but offers may be made earlier

The Data and Statistical Sciences (DSS) organization in AbbVie R&D anticipates having internship positions available for the summer of 2014. Internships will begin in May/June and last 10–12 weeks, with housing provided to eligible applicants. Successful candidates will be provided with practical “hands-on” experience and given an opportunity to build their understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and AbbVie. Successful candidates will be assigned specific projects within the DSS organization and work under the guidance of a senior statistician to perform statistical analyses and/or conduct statistical research in areas of interest to the organization. They will have the opportunity to participate in statistical seminars and workshops. At the conclusion of the internship, interns are expected to give a presentation summarizing some aspect of their work while at AbbVie. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate-level curriculum leading to a PhD in statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, or highly related field; have completed at least two full years of graduate study prior to the start of their internship; be in good academic standing within their graduate program and overall at their university; and continue to be enrolled in graduate school for at least one semester following their internship. In addition, applicants must demonstrate excellent communication and problemsolving skills and have strong working knowledge of SAS and/or R. Interested applicants should visit AbbViecareers.com and search “statistics intern” for position details and to submit a résumé and cover letter.

 

AT&T Labs Research

Bedminster, New Jersey, or New York, New York
Number of Positions: 1–3
Type of Student: PhD
Deadline for Applying: February 1, 2014

AT&T Labs statistics researchers are involved in many large-scale data analysis projects centered on analyzing data feeds from mobile phones, TV, and Internet data. Projects involve large-scale data sets and analysis using forecasting, time series, spatial statistics, text mining, and/or Bayesian analysis. For more information, visit AT&T website. To apply for an internship, visit AT&T Researchers — Inventing the Science Behind the Service. Contact: Chris Volinsky at volinsky@research.att.com.

 

Boehringer Ingelheim

Ridgefield, Connecticut
Number of Positions: Up to 5
Type of Student: Graduate, PhD
Deadline for Applying: March 1, 2014

Boehringer Ingelheim seeks several summer interns available in May/June for 12–14 weeks. Interns will build understanding of the pharmaceutical industry by supporting clinical trial/project teams under the guidance of experienced statisticians. This includes implementation of statistical analyses of clinical trial data/document writing/quality control/literature review. Candidates should be PhD students who have completed at least two years of study and have excellent communication/problemsolving skills. Interested applicants may go to biostat website for details. 

 

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Princeton and Hopewell, New Jersey; Wallingford, Connecticut
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: PhD candidates in statistics or biostatistics
Deadline for Applying: None

Full-time internships are available in the summer for 10–12 weeks. Part-time internships are available during the school year and may continue for longer periods. Successful candidates will work closely with a senior-level statistician on topics related to the design and analysis of clinical trials and/or nonclinical research. To be considered, you must have completed at least two years of course work and be working on your dissertation toward a PhD in statistics or biostatistics. Successful candidates will have effective oral and written communication skills and good working knowledge of SAS and/or R.

To apply, send unofficial graduate transcripts, résumé, and cover letter to Rose Elcsics, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mail Stop 2FW-310, 5 Research Parkway, Wallingford, CT 06492; (203) 677-7279 (fax); rose.elcsics@bms.com.

 

Chevron Oronite Company LLC

Richmond, California
Number of Positions: 1
Type of Student: Master’s or PhD in statistics or a closely related field
Deadline for Applying: February 28, 2014

The successful candidate will work with a small team of highly experienced and skilled statistical consultants to support Chevron Oronite Products and Technology (P&T) and a variety of other Chevron clients. The team supports many function areas, including business management, product management, chemical research, product development, sales, and manufacturing. The position provides statistical support globally. Experience using statistical software (SAS, JMP, and/or R) and Microsoft Office and good writing skills and willingness to give verbal presentations required. Familiarity with the physical sciences preferred.

Chevron is unable to sponsor employment visas or consider individuals on time-limited visa status. Contact: Please send résumé and cover letter to PandTRecruiting@chevron.com.

 


Dow AgroSciences
Indianapolis, Indiana
POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Type of Student: MS and PhD in statistics, mathematics, economics, agricultural economics, or a closely related field
Deadline for Applying: Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. No applications will be accepted after March 1, 2014
Dow AgroSciences seeks a summer intern to partner with business analytics team members to help build forecasting models of important business metrics within the company. The intern also will be involved in data collection, data cleaning, and data preparation. Applicants must have completed at least one year of graduate-level classes in the major program area as well as experience with statistical software such as SAS, R, Matlab, etc. Completing a class on time series analysis is a plus, and experience with SAS Forecast Studio will make a strong candidate. The internship will run from May through August 2014.
Updated 1-14-2014

 

DuPont

Wilmington, Delaware
Number of Positions: 1
Type of Student: Graduate (at least one year of master’s-level course work in statistics)
Deadline for Applying: February 28, 2014

The DuPont Applied Statistics Group currently has a full-time, 6–9 month cooperative education position that offers an excellent development opportunity in problemsolving and working alongside experienced practicing statisticians. Technical consulting areas include a wide range of statistical modeling and analysis methods, design of experiments, product and process quality, time series forecasting, and Six Sigma training. Application areas include operations, research and development, marketing and sales, and business economics, along with general business functions of a diverse set of DuPont businesses. There is also a potential opportunity to independently manage a project from beginning to end (DuPont Six Sigma certification possible). Students entering the program must have consulting experience; experience with commercial software packages like Minitab, JMP, and SAS; and legal permission to work in the United States without restriction. Contact: Stephanie P. DeHart, (302) 256-6759; Stephanie.P.DeHart@dupont.com.

 

Educational Testing Service

Princeton, New Jersey
Number of Positions: 15–20
Type of Student: PhD/EdD
Deadline for Applying: February 1, 2014

Interns participate in research under the guidance of an ETS mentor in any of the following areas:

  • educational measurement and psychometrics
  • validity
  • natural language processing and speech
  • technologies
  • cognitive psychology
  • learning theory
  • linguistics and computational linguistics
  • teaching and classroom research
  • statistics
  • international large-scale assessments

Interns also participate in seminars and workshops on a variety of topics. Eligible candidates will be enrolled full time in a doctoral program in any of the areas specified above and have completed at least two years of coursework toward the PhD or EdD prior to the program start date. Must apply online. Contact: (609) 734-5543; internfellowships@ets.org.

 

Eli Lilly and Company

Indianapolis, Indiana
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: PhD students with three years of completed graduate work
Deadline for Applying: January 31, 2014

The Global Statistical Sciences Division of Eli Lilly and Company anticipates having several internship positions available for the summer of 2014. The internships start in either May or June and last 12 weeks. Eli Lilly will provide you with practical experience and give you the opportunity to build your understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and Eli Lilly and Company. Successful candidates will be assigned specific projects to work on under the guidance of a Lilly statistician (mentor). Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate-level curriculum leading to a PhD in statistics or biostatistics. Preferred skills include demonstrated leadership and ability to influence; excellent communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills; strong problemsolving skills; creativity and innovation; and self-management skills. Visit the website to apply. Contact: Javier Ramirez, Ramirez_javier@lilly.com.

 

Office of Biostatistics, CDER, FDA

Silver Spring, Maryland
Number of Positions: 10–12
Type of Student: Advanced PhD students
Deadline for Applying: April 30, 2014

The Office of Biostatistics (OB), CDER, FDA seeks interns from June through August 2014 to work on research projects relating to modeling and simulation, missing data, noninferiority trials, multiple endpoints, adaptive designs, meta-analysis, benefit-risk analysis, and data-mining. The interns will gain hands-on experience on regulatory research projects under expert OB mentors. Preference will be given to senior doctoral candidates with a strong background in statistical methods and good computational and programming skills. Contact: Send CV and cover letter to Ram Tiwari, ram.tiwari@fda.hhs.gov; (301) 796-4084.

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Seattle, Washington
Number of Positions: Approximately 25
Type of Student: Undergraduate of rising senior academic standing
Deadline for Applying: January 17, 2014; two letters of recommendation due January 24, 2014

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center hosts a nine-week summer internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students interested in biomedical research. Students who participate will complete an independent research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor, attend weekly research seminars, participate in professional development workshops designed to help facilitate the graduate/medical school application process, and present their findings at a competitive poster session. The program will run from June 16 to August 15, 2014. Details can be found at Hutchinson website. Contact: Jennifer Anderson, 1100 Fairview Ave. N., M3-B232, Seattle, WA 98109; (206) 667-7480; (206) 667-5977 (fax); janderso@fhcrc.org.

 

Genentech, Inc.

South San Francisco, California
Number of Positions: 4–6
Type of Student: PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or related field
Deadline for Applying: January 26, 2014, but offers may be made earlier

Our biostatistics summer interns work for 10–12 weeks under the supervision of experienced biostatisticians on theoretical or applied problems with direct relevance to ongoing clinical or nonclinical drug-development research in areas such as oncology, immunology, ophthalmology, and virology. Specific topics include problems in genomics and, more generally, translational research to late-stage clinical trials and post-marketing evaluations. At the end of the internship, students give a department-wide presentation on their research topic. It is not uncommon for an intern to summarize their work in a peer-reviewed publication.

Applicants must be at least 18 and pursuing a PhD in statistics or biostatistics. They must have at least one year of graduate work by May 2014 and be returning to school in the fall of 2014. The applicant must be legally authorized to work in the United States. In addition, applicants should have a good working knowledge of R, S-Plus, or SAS and good communication skills. Contact: Please send CV, personal statement of interest, and a letter of recommendation to gnebiostatsummerintern@gene.com.

 

Google, Inc.

Mountain View, California; New York, New York; Seattle, Washington
Number of Positions: 8
Type of Student: PhD
Deadline for Applying: January 15, 2014

We supply interesting problems, lots of relevant data, and a chance to work with a Google statistician and software engineers who are building the latest and greatest Google services. You provide imagination and analysis/modeling skills. The workplace environment is fun and friendly, but very serious regarding technical challenges and performance expectations. Applicants should be current PhD students who have completed at least one year of course requirements. Applicants should be comfortable in data rich environments and have requisite computational skills, including high proficiency in R. Familiarity with scripting languages (e.g., shell, python, perl, gawk) also may be needed. The internship program is 12 weeks and concludes with a poster presentation.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and transcript (or letter of recommendation from a faculty member) to Google website. Only electronic applications will be considered.

 

Institute for Defense Analyses

Alexandria, Virginia, and Washington, DC
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: MS and PhD preferred
Deadline for Applying: February 3, 2014

The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) Summer Associate Program provides students a unique opportunity to use their quantitative and analytical skills on challenging real-world national security issues. Each year, IDA hires paid student associates at its Virginia and Washington, DC, facilities to work for a minimum of 10 weeks between June and August. We seek highly qualified students with strong academic backgrounds in statistics. Contact: Laura Freeman, 4850 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 845-2084; lfreeman@ida.org.

 

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Boston, Massachusetts Number of Positions: 8–12
Type of Student: PhD candidates in mathematics, statistics, economics, operations research, or related field. Completion of doctoral prequalifying exams is preferred.
Deadline for Applying: N/A

As a statistics intern, you will have the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge and test your skills while working on a variety of real-world business assignments. You will learn about personal and commercial lines products while working in disciplines such as product management research, claim research, distribution research, and marketing research. You will use your quantitative skills to analyze and summarize data, formulate findings, and provide recommendations. Using statistical software such as SAS and R, you will answer business problems and manipulate data, as well as assist others with conducting business research in a hands-on environment. Each intern also will give a presentation on their work to colleagues and the management team at the conclusion of the summer.

Competitive candidates will demonstrate proven statistical/mathematical and analytical skills as acquired through the pursuit of a PhD degree and a record of academic achievement with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Solid oral/written communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment and independently are desired. Proficiency in MS Office, Excel, SAS, and a statistical software package are preferred. Programming skills are desirable. To apply, go to Liberty’s website. Contact: Liberty Mutual Advanced Analytics, 175 Berkeley St., Boston MA, 02116; (617) 574-5709 (fax); predictivemodeling@libertymutual.com.

 

The Lubrizol Corporation

Northeast Ohio (Wickliffe and/or Brecksville)
Number of Positions: 1–2
Type of Student: MS or PhD in statistics
Deadline for Applying: February 2, 2014

The R&D Statistical Sciences Department consults with chemists, formulators, and engineers on problems of product and process development, along with general problemsolving. Specific activities include building predictive models, designing and analyzing experiments, performing general data analyses, and teaching courses. A major activity within the group is the development and deployment of a global formulation prediction system known as Q.LIFE. Whereas the actual duties depend on the skills of the intern and current needs of the department, possible areas of involvement include performing data manipulation and analysis; assisting members of the department with consulting tasks, method assessment, and development; and programming statistical algorithms. To apply for a three-month summer internship, go to Lubrizol website and search for the statistician intern position.

 

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, Minnesota
Number of Positions: 6–9
Type of Student: Undergraduate, graduate, PhD
Deadline for Applying: January 10, 2014

The Mayo Clinic Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics has summer internship opportunities for undergraduate students who have completed their junior year and graduate students at all levels. Interns will work with statisticians, bioinformaticists, and clinical investigators on research projects in areas such as clinical trials, statistical genetics, and bioinformatics. Experience with SAS and/or R preferred. Whether an individual applicant will be offered a position will depend on their qualifications, our need and funding, and the number of applicants.

To apply, submit an unofficial transcript, résumé, and cover letter via http://bit.ly/1coiChw. Search by keyword “Biostats” (statistical internship) or “Intern-IS” (informatics internship). For more information, visit Mayo website. Contact: Dawn Swiers, Department of Human Resources, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905; (507) 284-5048; (507) 284-1445 (fax); swiers.dawn@mayo.edu.

 

Monsanto Company

St. Louis, Missouri
Number of Positions: 1
Type of Student: Graduate
Deadline for Applying: Open until filled

Work activity will include conducting independent research, meeting with scientists, fitting statistical models, conducting simulations for both type-1 and type-2 error rates in SAS, report preparation, and communication of results to the regulatory organization. In addition to specific statistics-related work activities, the intern will gain knowledge of agricultural studies used in risk assessments of new biotechnology-derived crops. This paid summer internship runs May to August 2014. Requirements include the following:

  • Minimum completion of one year graduate work in statistics or biostatistics
  • Current enrollment within a related graduate-level degree program
  • Ability and willingness to relocate for the duration of the assignment
  • Working knowledge of statistical models for categorical response data, survival analysis, mixed models using SAS GLMMIX, repeated measures, nonparametric methods, and spatial statistics
  • Interest in applications of modern biotechnology to sustainable agriculture
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills

To apply, go to Monsanto’s website. Contact: Jamis Perrett; (314) 694-3651; (314) 694-8525 (fax); jamis@monsanto.com.

 

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Fairfax, Virginia
Number of Positions: 3
Type of Student: Graduate student (PhD preferred)
Deadline for Applying: March 1, 2014

NASS is the principal data-collection and estimation arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The agency designs and conducts a variety of surveys focusing on agricultural output and farm conditions, from which it produces a range of official estimates. Intern positions are in its research and development division, which is constantly trying to improve and enhance the agency’s abilities to estimate and forecast accurately using the latest developments in mathematical statistics, cognitive science, and remote sensing. Preference will be given to candidates having an interest in a future career with the agency. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The agency is interested in hiring mathematical statisticians and survey methodologists for positions in both the research and operational environments. Contact: Linda Young, 3251 Old Lee Highway, Room 305, Fairfax, VA 22030; (703) 877-8000, Ext. 101; (703) 877-8042 (fax); linda.young@nass.usda.gov.

 

National Cancer Institute

Bethesda, MD
Number of Positions: 2
Type of Student: Flexible
Deadline for Applying: Three months before you want to start

Clinical trials methodological research, specifically helping to prepare manuscripts (for publication) focusing on the design and analysis of clinical trials. Please see National Cancer Institute website. This is an unpaid internship. To compensate, we try to make the experience as educational and rewarding as possible. There is no clerical work. Rather, the intern engages in high-level research in important areas. Contact: Vance Berger, (301) 435-5303; (301) 402-0816 (fax); vb78c@nih.gov; vance917@gmail.com.

 

Novartis Oncology, Biometrics and Data Management

Cambridge, Massachusetts, East Hanover, New Jersey
Number of Positions: Up to 8
Type of Student: At least 18 months of graduate wor
Deadline for Applying: February 14, 2014

The internship program will be approximately 12 weeks in duration (May–August, dates flexible). Interns will work with senior-level statisticians and focus on statistical research in both early clinical development using biomarkers and full clinical development in oncology. Topics include survival analysis, Bayesian methods, PK/PD, nonparametric statistics (especially in the incomplete repeated measurement setting), health-related quality of life, missing data, adaptive designs, modeling, and simulation. Further information can be found in the September 2011 issue of Amstat News.

Candidates must be graduate students within an MS or PhD program in biostatistics, statistics, or a related degree with at least 1.5 years of graduate work; have a working knowledge of SAS, including SAS/GRAPH, and R;and have good verbal and written communication skills. Contact: Linda Finelli, 1 Health Plaza, E. Hanover, NJ 07936; (862) 778-7404; (973) 781-3182 (fax); BDMOncology.summerinternship@novartis.com.

 

Pfizer Inc.

Multiple sites
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: MS or PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or a closely related field
Deadline for Applying: January 31, 2014

The program will consist of up to 480 hours of work at one of the Pfizer facilities in New York, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Pennsylvania, commencing as early as April and ending as late as December. The intern’s project will be biopharmaceutically oriented, with one-on-one supervision by a senior staff statistician. The project will be a hands-on learning experience involving both statistical and related data review and data transformation programming tasks. The programming tasks will involve use of SAS, R, and/or other statistical software on the UNIX or NT platforms. As part of the internship program, the intern will prepare a written report and brief presentation summarizing the work and forming a permanent record of the intern’s efforts. Contact: Liqiang Yang, Director, Pfizer Inc., 10777 Science Center Drive, CB10-2332, San Diego, CA 92121; (858) 678-8276 (fax); liqiang.yang@pfizer.com.

 

RAND Corporation

Santa Monica, California; Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Number of Positions: Variable
Type of Student: PhD
Deadline for Applying: January 15, 2014

RAND Corporation’s summer program is designed to provide valuable experience for PhD students interested in applied research on important policy issues. Visit the RAND website to learn more about statistics at RAND. RAND has paid summer associate positions available for graduate students working toward their doctoral degrees in statistics. Selected applicants are offered opportunities to work on projects related to their interests and experience. Preference will be given to students who have completed most of their coursework and passed their initial qualifying exams. To submit an application, visit their website. Contact: Director, Summer Program, Summer_Director@rand.org; Lou Mariano, Head of the Statistics Group, Lou_Mariano@rand.org.

 

SAS Institute Inc.

Cary, North Carolina
Number of Positions: 1–2
Type of Student: U.S. PhD students with at least two years of graduate work completed by the end of the spring semester 2014
Deadline for Applying: February 1, 2014

This fellowship is open to doctoral candidates in statistics, biostatistics, computer science, mathematics, physical sciences, data mining, econometrics, and operations research graduate departments in the United States with a data mining, text mining, or model-building focus. Assist in basic research into the implementation, applications, and performance of key data mining technologies. This work will include reviewing literature, writing SAS code, testing algorithms, and writing technical reports and review papers. The program provides an excellent opportunity to explore software development as a career choice.

Eligible candidates must have core experience in data analysis and model building and at least one of the following: SAS programming, Matrix programming, SQL programming, or R programming. We are particularly interested in candidates who have research and project interests in statistical modeling, machine learning, pattern detection and recognition, pattern discovery, and data management. The program provides a salary and stipend for a 12-week internship.

If interested, apply online. Also ensure that two faculty members from the university/college you’re attending send a letter of recommendation in PDF format to SASFellows@sas.com by February 1, 2014. Contact: SASFellows@sas.com.

 

SAS Institute Inc.

Cary, North Carolina
Number of Positions: 1–2
Type of Student: U.S. PhD students in economics or related field with at least two years of graduate studies completed by the end of the spring semester 2014
Deadline for Applying: February 1, 2014

Open to doctoral candidates in economics, finance, statistics, and related graduate departments in the United States, this fellowship offers the opportunity to work closely with professional econometricians and statisticians who develop software used throughout the world. This program provides the graduate student with an excellent opportunity to explore software development as a career choice.

The selected fellow will assist in developing new features and examples for SAS econometrics and time series procedures in areas such as state space models, multivariate time series models, graphical presentation for econometric models, Bayesian econometrics, spatio-temporal econometric models, count data models, nonlinear panel models, and discrete choice modeling.

Eligible candidates must have demonstrated experience in statistical computing beyond the routine classroom use of statistical packages. We are interested in candidates with experience/coursework in econometrics and/or time series analysis. Strong computer programming skills and some experience with SAS is preferred.

The program provides a salary and stipend for a twelve-week internship. If interested, apply online. Also, ensure that two faculty members from the university/college you’re attending send a letter of recommendation in PDF format to SASFellows@sas.com by February 1, 2014. Contact: SASFellows@sas.com.

 

SAS Institute Inc.

Cary, North Carolina
Number of Positions: 1–2
Type of Student: U.S. PhD students in operations research, industrial engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or related field with at least two years of graduate studies completed by the end of the spring semester 2014
Deadline for Applying: February 1, 2014

As a SAS summer fellow in the Revenue Management and Price Optimization Department, you will contribute to activities such as literature review, development and implementation of algorithms, and software application development under the supervision of a senior member of the department. Specific areas of interest are approximations for solving large-scale network RM problems, choice-based RM, and applications of dynamic programming and simulation for RM. The program provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, and explore software development as a career choice.

Eligible candidates must have demonstrated experience in statistical computing beyond the routine classroom use of statistical packages. We are particularly interested in candidates with coursework in operations research; demonstrated programming experience in languages like C, C++, and Java; and knowledge of standard operating systems. Formal software development experience and research interests in revenue management and price optimization are preferred.

The program provides a salary and stipend for a 12-week internship. If interested, apply online. Also ensure that two faculty members from the university/college you’re attending send a letter of recommendation in PDF format to SASFellows@sas.com by February 1, 2014. Contact: SASFellows@sas.com.

 

SAS Institute Inc.

Cary, North Carolina
Number of Positions: 2
Type of Student: U.S. PhD students with at least two years of graduate work completed by the end of the spring semester 2014
Deadline for Applying: February 1, 2014

Open to doctoral candidates in statistics, biostatistics, and related graduate departments in the United States, this fellowship offers the opportunity to work closely with professional statisticians who develop software used throughout the world. The statistical fellow will contribute to research, numerical validation and testing, and documentation. The program provides an excellent opportunity to explore software development as a career choice.

Eligible candidates must have demonstrated experience in statistical computing beyond the routine classroom use of statistical packages. We are particularly interested in candidates with research experience in computational aspects of one of the following areas: Bayesian modeling, causal inference methods, finite mixture models, generalized additive models, joint modeling, missing data methods, nonlinear mixed models, spatial analysis, structural equations modeling, survival analysis, or variable selection. We also are interested in candidates with experience in distributed and parallel methods for statistical computing.

The program provides a salary and stipend for a 12-week internship. If interested, apply online. Also ensure that two faculty members from the university/college you’re attending send a letter of recommendation in PDF format to SASFellows@sas.com by February 1, 2014. Contact: SASFellows@sas.com.

 

SAS Institute Inc.

Cary, North Carolina
Number of Positions: 1–2
Type of Student: U.S. PhD students with at least two years of graduate work completed by the end of the spring semester 2014
Deadline for Applying: February 1, 2014

The SAS Summer Fellowship in Computer Science is open to doctoral candidates in computer science with concentration in natural language processing, knowledge engineering, or machine learning and related fields. This fellowship offers the opportunity to work closely with text analytics professionals who develop software used throughout the world. The research fellow will contribute to research, numerical validation and testing, and documentation. The program provides an excellent opportunity to explore software development as a career choice.

Eligible candidates must have demonstrated experience in text analytics problems beyond the routine classroom work. We are particularly interested in candidates with research experience in computational aspects of one of the following areas (we also welcome novel ideas from prospective candidates):

  • Semantic web, ontology management, and fusion of data from heterogeneous sources; Q&A systems based on semantic search
  • Developing sequence models (like HMMs, CRFs, MEMC) for natural language processing tasks such as information extraction
  • Machine learning for automated knowledge engineering, deep vs. shallow parsing, entity normalization, co-reference analysis, noisy text data analysis, and multilingual text data analysis
  • Distributed/parallel/cloud computing methods applied for large-scale text analysis like information retrieval

The program provides a salary and stipend for a 12-week internship. If interested, apply online. Also ensure that two faculty members from the university/college you’re attending send a letter of recommendation in PDF format to SASFellows@sas.com. by February 1, 2014. Contact: SASFellows@sas.com.

 

StataCorp LP

College Station, Texas
Number of Positions: 1
Type of Student: Graduate student in biostatistics or closely related field
Deadline for Applying: February 15, 2014

StataCorp’s summer internships offer the opportunity for students to learn the inner workings of statistical software development by working closely with StataCorp’s professional staff. Job duties may include learning how to use Stata and how to program in Stata; collaborating on projects suitable for publication in the Stata Journal; answering technical questions from Stata users via email; creating support materials; and assisting in adding new features to Stata in the area of biostatistics, along with testing and documenting those features.

Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate program in biostatistics or a related quantitative field, have good technical writing skills, and be able to effectively communicate in English. A strong mathematical background and experience programming in Stata, other statistical languages, C/C++, and Java are desirable.

Visit the Stata website to apply. StataCorp LP is an Affirmative Action Employer–M/F/Vet/Disab.

 

StataCorp LP

College Station, Texas
Number of Positions: 1
Type of Student: Graduate student in economics, econometrics, finance, or a closely related field
Deadline for Applying: February 15, 2014

StataCorp’s summer internships offer the opportunity for students to learn the inner workings of statistical software development by working closely with StataCorp’s professional staff. Job duties may include learning how to use Stata and how to program in Stata; collaborating on projects suitable for publication in the Stata Journal; answering technical questions from Stata users via email; creating support materials; and assisting in adding new features to Stata in the areas of econometrics and finance, along with testing and documenting those features.

Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate program in economics, econometrics, finance, or a related quantitative field; have good technical writing skills; and be able to effectively communicate in English. A strong mathematical background and experience programming in Stata, other statistical languages, C/C++, and Java are desirable.

Visit Stata website to apply. StataCorp LP is an Affirmative Action Employer–M/F/Vet/Disab.

 

StataCorp LP

College Station, Texas
Number of Positions: 1
Type of Student: Graduate student in statistics or a closely related field
Deadline for Applying: February 15, 2014

StataCorp’s statistical department is seeking a statistical intern. Interns work with a senior member of Stata’s development team. This position may include projects in the areas of maximum likelihood estimation, multiple imputation, power and sample-size analysis, and nonparametric statistics. Job duties may include learning how to use Stata and how to program in Stata; collaborating on projects suitable for publication in the Stata Journal; answering technical questions from Stata users via email; creating support materials; and assisting in adding new statistical features to Stata, along with testing and documenting those features.

Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate program in statistics or a related quantitative field, have good technical writing skills, and be able to effectively communicate in English. A strong mathematical background and experience programming in Stata, other statistical languages, C/C++, and Java are desirable.

Visit Stata website to apply. StataCorp LP is an Affirmative Action Employer–M/F/Vet/Disab.

 

Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS)

Boston, Massachusetts; New York, New York; Atlanta, Georgia; Iowa City, Iowa; Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;
Madison, Wisconsin

Number of Positions: Up to 25 at each site
Type of Student: Undergraduates majoring in mathematics, statistics, biology, or other science who have an interest in quantitative methods. Those who already have a baccalaureate degree are eligible to apply, but priority will be given to undergraduates. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.
Deadline for Applying: March 7, 2014, or as specified by individual sites

The Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS), supported by grants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), provides a comprehensive six- to seven-week program designed to expose undergraduate students to the opportunities offered by a career in biostatistics and encourage them to pursue graduate study in the field. The program will be offered at eight sites in the summer of 2014. Although each program will be different, all will focus on providing participants with an intensive introduction to biostatistical principles and methodologies and the essential role of biostatistics in health sciences research. Participants will enjoy instruction and lectures by recognized experts in the field; meet practicing biostatisticians, epidemiologists, and statistical geneticists; and gain real-world experience working with data from internationally recognized studies. The program covers tuition, housing, meals, and extracurricular activities, and participants will earn college credit that can be transferred back to their home institutions.

Applications should be made to each program separately; there is no restriction on how many programs a student may apply to. Information about each program is available at the following websites:

 

Travelers

Hartford, Connecticut; St. Paul, Minnesota
Number of Positions: 20–25
Type of Student: Undergraduate, graduate, or PhD
Deadline for Applying: March 1, 2014

Travelers’ Actuarial and Analytics Leadership Development Program provides qualified students an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand business experience, receive valuable on-the-job training, and learn about the many actuarial or advanced analytics positions available in the insurance industry. This challenging program also includes weekly business seminars, both peer and management social functions, and a mentor program. Interns will work on challenging assignments that will use and develop their technical and overall business skills.

We provide a competitive hourly rate and housing for students who live beyond a commutable distance. Positions are available beginning in May or early June and last approximately 10–12 weeks.

Successful candidates will have related internships/work experience; a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or greater (actuarial candidates); scheduled, taken, and/or passed one CAS/SOA exam; working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, R, or SAS; extra-curricular involvement on campus or in the community; demonstrated analytical, mathematical, communication, and leadership skills; and sponsorship available. Contact: Daren Mauro, Dmauro@travelers.com.

 

Undergraduate Research Program in Statistical Genetics

Sioux Center, Iowa
Number of Positions: 5–6
Type of Student: Undergraduate
Deadline for Applying: January 31, 2014, but offers may be made earlier

Undergraduate students with an interest in statistical genetics and biostatistics are encouraged to apply for our nationally recognized undergraduate research program in statistical genetics. Successful applicants will work with a team of other undergraduate students on cutting-edge problems in statistical genetics leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at regional and national conferences. Visit Statistical Genetics website for more information, a link to this year’s project descriptions, and an application. Participants will receive a $4,000 stipend for the eight-week program, which runs from June 2 to July 25, 2014. Free apartment-style housing and funds for travel to/from Dordt College will be provided. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Hiring may take place prior to the deadline, so applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials as soon as possible. Contact: Nathan Tintle, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Dordt College, 498 4th Ave. NE, Sioux Center, IA 51250; (712) 722-6264; statgen@dordt.edu .

 

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/Arkansas Children’s Hospital—Dept. of Pediatrics

Little Rock, Arkansas
Number of Positions: 1–2
Type of Student: Graduate
Deadline for Applying: January 31, 2014

To be considered, candidates must be enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited institution leading to a master’s or a PhD in statistics or biostatistics. Candidates must have had a minimum of two full semesters of graduate-level statistics courses or equivalent prior to starting their summer internship and must be returning to school in fall 2014. Candidates must have a strong statistical/methodological background, strong analytical skills, the ability to work under minimum supervision, ability to work in a team, and excellent communication skills. Previous research experience is highly valuable, but is not required. Experience with SAS/R/STAT is highly preferred. Successful candidates will work under the supervision of faculty biostatisticians and gain practical experience in applying statistical methods to data from clinical trials and/or research studies.

Whether an applicant will be offered a position will depend on ACH’s need and funding, as well as the applicant’s qualifications. To apply, send an undergraduate and graduate transcript (request for undergraduate transcripts may be waived for international students only), résumé, and cover letter to the contact below. For more information about the Department of Pediatrics, visit the department website. Contact: Amber Sharp, 1 Children’s Way, Slot 512-43, Little Rock, AR 72202; (501) 364-6631; (501) 364-1431 (fax); achbiostat@uams.edu.