2016 Internship Opportunities

More than 30 companies are looking for interns for 2016. You’ll see from this list there is something for everyone, from positions at pharmaceutical companies to a summer spent studying social issues that affect integrated human habitat, health, and well-being. If you are interested in improving your programming skills, making connections, or honing your data analysis skills, apply for one of these opportunities.

If your organization would like to include an internship opportunity on our website, complete this form. Interested students will send letters of inquiry and résumés directly to the contact and location you list.

AbbVie

Lake County – North Chicago, Illinois
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: Graduate: third–fourth year into PhD program
Deadline for Applying: January 31, 2016

The Data and Statistical Sciences (DSS) organization in AbbVie R&D anticipates having internship positions available for the summer of 2016. Internships will begin in May/June and are typically 10–12 weeks in duration, with housing provided to eligible applicants. During this time, you will receive with practical, hands-o” experience and have an opportunity to build your understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and of AbbVie. The successful candidate 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 (e.g., genomics, adaptive/novel design strategies in drug development, clinical trial simulation, benefit-risk assessment, etc.). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in statistical seminars and workshops. At the conclusion of the internship, the intern is expected to give a presentation summarizing some aspect of the work performed while at AbbVie.

Basic Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate-level curriculum leading to a PhD in statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics or highly related field
  • Completed at least two full years of graduate study before the start of the internship
  • GPA: 3.5/4.0; in good academic standing in the graduate program and overall at the university
  • Track record of accomplishment
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Continue to be enrolled in graduate school for at least one semester following the internship

Preferred Requirements:

  • Minimum of one previous internship
  • Strong working knowledge of SAS and/or R
  • Excellent problemsolving skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communications, leadership, and project management skills
  • Proven track record of teamwork, adaptability, innovation, initiative, and integrity

Recruitment Process: We participate in several on-campus events (such as information sessions, career fairs, and interviews). Interested candidates, please check the career services schedules at your school for the recruiting event schedule. AbbVie also posts our science intern positions on our career website.

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 after separation from Abbott. AbbVie combines the focus and passion of a leading-edge biotech with the expertise and capabilities of a long-established pharmaceutical leader to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world’s most complex and serious diseases. In 2015, AbbVie will employ approximately 28,000 people worldwide and market medicines in more than 170 countries.

Contact: Dorth Korst, Postdoctoral Program Manager, AbbVie; V32W, AP 51-1, 1 North Waukegan Road, North Chicago, IL 60064; (847) 938-3599; (847) 937-4464 (fax); dorth.korst@abbvie.com

Amgen Inc.

Thousand Oaks, California
Number of Positions: 2
Type of Student: Graduate, PhD
Deadline for Applying: January 30, 2016

Amgen’s 10–12 week internship program offers meaningful project experiences that affect patients’ lives. This internship provides the opportunity to attend executive and social networking events, and participate in community volunteer projects while receiving a competitive compensation. Relocation in the form of a transportation allowance will be provided for eligible candidates.

This position will work closely with a senior-level statistician on topics related to the design and analysis of clinical trials and/or nonclinical research. Amgen research and development uses science and innovation to dramatically improve people’s lives in various therapeutic areas, including oncology, nephrology, bone metabolism, cardiovascular, and inflammation. At the conclusion of the internship, this intern will give a presentation summarizing the work completed during the program.

Other Relevant Information: View the full job description, including basic and preferred qualifications.

Search the database by position title or requisition R-12565. Only those who apply on Amgen.com will be considered.

Amgen is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Contact: Dollie Grajczak, University Relations, Amgen Inc., One Amgen Center Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320; (805) 447-1000; universityrelations@amgen.com

Axio Research LLC

Seattle, Washington
Number of Positions: 2
Type of Student: Graduate: MS and/or PhD
Deadline for Applying: March 31, 2016

The intern will provide SAS testing, statistical programming, and analysis support for research projects. Will generate SAS programs to analyze and produce reports based on clinical data. May perform statistical analyses (including preparations for Data Monitoring Committee reports, integrated summaries of efficacy or safety, final study reports, and publications).

Successful candidates will have bachelor’s degree in math, statistics, or computer science, or bachelor’s degree in another field with one year of experience or training in statistical programming, and currently be enrolled in a graduate degree program, preferably biostatistics candidate. Master’s- or PhD-level candidate preferred.

Contact: Nina Pashova, 2601 4th Ave., #200, Seattle, WA 98121; (206) 547-2829; (206) 547-4671 (fax); ninap@axioresearch.com

Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Whippany, New Jersey
Number of Positions: 3
Type of Student: Graduate, PhD candidates in (bio)statistics or related field
Deadline for Applying: January 4, 2016

As an intern in the clinical statistics U.S. department, the incumbent will gain a direct view of research and development at Bayer and witness how clinical trials influence the decisions that are made during the drug development process. The selected individual will have the opportunity to work with senior biostatisticians in a fast-paced environment and become involved in the analyses of clinical trial data, programming, and providing support to highly knowledgeable trial statisticians and project statisticians. At the end of the internship, the intern will present a research project to the statistics department as well as to a nonstatistical audience.

Required skills: Successful candidate must be a high performer with a global perspective, interested in the interactions between science and policy, wanting to work with dynamic people and contribute to a changing environment. Good oral and written communication skills. Ability to display poise and confidence, and to project professionalism in interacting with internal and external stakeholders.

Candidates must be available for a three-month assignment at Bayer’s Whippany, New Jersey, site from June 2016 until end of August 2016. Students are eligible to apply if they meet the criteria required of all interns, including being legally entitled to work and earn money in the U.S. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate visa, if applicable. As required by current immigration law, an offer of employment is contingent upon the student’s ability to provide the appropriate documentation showing proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

To apply, visit Bayer Pharmaceuticals and search for “clinical statistics intern.”

Contact: Daniel Haverstock, Global Clinical Statistics Group Leader, 100 Bayer Blvd., P.O. Box 915, Whippany, NJ 07981-0915; (862) 404-3283; daniel.haverstock@bayer.com

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Princeton, New Jersey; Hopewell, New Jersey; Wallingford, Connecticut
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: PhD candidates in statistics or biostatistics
Deadline for Applying: Available until filled

Full-time internships are available in the summer, and will last from 10 to 12 weeks. Part-time internships are available during the school year and may continue for longer periods of time. Successful candidates will work closely with senior-level statisticians 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 coursework and be working on your dissertation toward a PhD in statistics or biostatistics. Successful candidates must 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 the contact below.

Contact: Rose Elcsics, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mail Stop 2FW-310, 5 Research Parkway, Wallingford, CT 06492; (203) 677-7279 (fax); rose.elcsics@bms.com

Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Number of Positions: Approximately 15
Type of Student: Undergraduate
Deadline for Applying: February 1, 2016

The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Statistics provides participants with hands-on experience in working with real data, on real problems, in a stimulating, collaborative, and supportive environment. The program will run from May 31 through July 22, 2016.

The department of statistics at Carnegie Mellon University is world-renowned for the quality and depth of its collaborations with disciplines ranging from astronomy to genetics to neuroscience to education to finance. Participants in this program will engage with the faculty and graduate students actively involved with this research, and the projects for the program will be derived from problems facing these researchers. Students will work in small groups, under the supervision of an adviser.

Visit Carnegie Mellon University for more information and to apply.

Contact: Paige Houser, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213; summer@stat.cmu.edu

Chevron Oronite Company LLC

Richmond, California
Type of Student: Graduate
Deadline for Applying: January 29, 2016

The successful candidate will spend 10–12 weeks of the summer working 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. In addition to support in the U.S., the position provides statistical support globally.

Key job responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to: Assists deployment of effective statistical analyses, statistical problem solving, and optimization techniques (e.g., experimental designs, predictive modeling, multivariate methods, hypothesis testing, sample size estimation) to improve decision-making, support exploratory chemistry, support marketing claims, improve process capability, and support strategic positions.

Internship assignments may include developing series of individual, data-based models for our modeling platform for performance prediction, analyzing data from industry research projects on vehicle emissions and fuel economy, or researching appropriate search and optimization techniques for a modeling tool. Exhibit all Chevron values/behaviors such as integrity, trust, diversity, ingenuity, partnership, protecting people and the environment, and high performance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a master’s or PhD degree in statistics or a closely related field
  • Experience in using statistical software (SAS, JMP, and/or R) and business communication software (i.e., Microsoft Office system)
  • Good writing skills and willingness to give verbal presentations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the physical sciences

Chevron is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Chevron is unable to sponsor employment visas or consider individuals on time-limited visa status for this position.

To Apply:

  1. Go to Chevron.
  2. Click on “Find a Job” in the upper left side of the page.
  3. Select “United States.”
  4. Click “Go Directly to Job Search” in the middle of the page.
  5. Search for job posting number 031042400.

Contact: Michelle Young, PandTRecruiting@chevron.com

Eli Lilly and Company

Indianapolis, Indiana
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: Candidates must be U.S.-authorized workers (U.S. citizen or green card holders) and enrolled in a graduate-level curriculum leading to a master’s or PhD in statistics or biostatistics. PhD students with at least three years of completed graduate work or master’s students with at least one year of graduate program by the end of the spring semester 2016.
Deadline for Applying: January 31, 2016

The global statistical sciences division of Eli Lilly and Company anticipates having several internship positions available for the summer of 2016. The internships start in either May or June and last 12 weeks. We 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 or statistical analyst (mentor).

Preferred skills for candidates include demonstrated leadership and ability to influence; excellent communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills; strong problem-solving skills; strong computational skills; creativity and innovation; and self-management skills. Visit the Eli Lilly and Company website to apply.

Contact: Ryan Burke, Global Recruiting and Staffing, burke_ryan_neal@lilly.com

EMMES Corporation

Rockville, Maryland
Number of Positions: 3–5
Type of Student: MS or PhD in biostatistics
Deadline for Applying: April 30, 2016

The EMMES Corporation, organized in 1977, is a privately owned contract research organization (CRO) in Rockville, Maryland. EMMES is dedicated to providing statistical and epidemiological expertise, computer systems development, data management, study monitoring, regulatory guidance, and overall operational support to clients engaged in clinical and biomedical research.

A biostatistics intern will work closely with biostatisticians on biomedical research projects across a variety of disease areas. Interns meet with epidemiologists, project coordinators, and biomedical investigators, and will contribute to the design and analysis of clinical research projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform descriptive and inferential statistical analysis
  • Summarize results using tables and graphs for presentation to biomedical investigators or for manuscript preparation
  • Edit and finalize research databases for statistical analysis

Experience, Competencies, and Education:

  • Currently enrolled master’s/PhD student in statistics or biostatistics
  • Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to manage priorities effectively
  • Familiarity with SAS or R

For immediate consideration, submit your résumé and apply directly through the company website.

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Contact: Marcella Pickard HR/Staffing Manager, mpickard@emmes.com (email only or directly through our company website to the Biostat Intern Opening)

Office of Biostatistics, CDER, FDA

Silver Spring, Maryland
Number of Positions: 10–12
Type of Student: Advanced PhD students
Deadline for Applying: March 31, 2016

The Office of Biostatistics (OB) in CDER at the FDA plans to hire 10–12 advanced PhD graduate students in biostatistics/statistics as interns from June through August 2016, to work on research projects on topics relevant to OB science needs (e.g., modeling and simulation, missing data, noninferiority trials, multiple endpoints, adaptive designs, meta-analysis, benefit-risk analysis, subgroup analysis, biosimilar, and data-mining) involving the development of statistical methods, software tools, and new drug application databases for the analyses of pre-clinical and clinical (pre- and post-market) data. The interns will gain hands-on experience on regulatory research projects under expert OB mentors.

Other Relevant Information: Preference will be given to senior doctoral candidates with strong backgrounds in statistical methods and good computational and programming skills.

Contact: Send CV and cover letter to Ram Tiwari, Associate Director, OB/CDER/FDA, at ram.tiwari@fda.hhs.gov; (301) 796-4084.

Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Washington, DC
Number of Positions: 2
Type of Student: 3rd- or 4th-year (junior or senior) undergraduate student
Deadline for Applying: For spring semester, January 15, 2016; for summer, May 6, 2016

Assist in maintaining consumer and community development research projects related to low- to moderate-income communities. This is an unpaid, experiential learning opportunity.

General responsibilities include:

  • Conduct background studies via database and library searches and contacting relevant federal/state/local agencies and organizations.
  • Assist Consumer and Community Development Research staff in collecting, preparing, and analyzing data from various sources and surveys as needed.
  • Assist in developing and disseminating short briefing documents and presentations.

What you will gain:

  • Exposure to a variety of federal and nonprofit agencies based in Washington, DC
  • Hands-on experience with the research process and with mixed-methods (quantitative and qualitative) approaches to data analysis
  • A greater understanding of the policy process and community development issues from a governmental perspective
  • Ability to navigate and bridge research for community practitioners, policy makers, and analysts, as well as a broader understanding of applied regional, economic, and community development analysis.

Qualifications: The qualified candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be an independent worker. Courses in introductory and intermediate microeconomics, business, statistics, community development, communications, marketing, finance, and social policy are helpful. Knowledge of word processing (Microsoft Word) and spreadsheet (Excel) computer programs is essential. Knowledge of statistical software programs (SAS, Stata, etc.) database software (Access), and Geographical Information Systems software is helpful.

Internships are available year-round: fall, spring, and summer semesters. Most internships span a 10- to 12-week period. Deadlines are flexible, but slots are limited and tend to fill three to six months in advance.

Contact: Alexandra Brown, (202) 452-3112; Alexandra.M.Brown@frb.gov

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 29, 2016, but offers may be made earlier

At Genentech, we are passionate about finding solutions for people facing the world’s most difficult-to-treat conditions. Our founders believed that hiring talented, enthusiastic people would make Genentech a success. Today, we still believe our employees are our most important asset. For this reason, we aim to provide employees with a stimulating and collaborative environment where they can make important contributions to medicine and thrive as professionals. We commit ourselves to high standards of integrity in contributing to the best interests of patients, the medical profession, our employees, and our communities based on the continual pursuit of scientific excellence.

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, infectious disease, ophthalmology, and neuroscience. 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 topics. It is not uncommon for an intern to summarize this 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 2016 and be returning to school in the fall of 2016. Applicants 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.

GlaxoSmithKline

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Number of Positions: 2
Type of Student: Graduate students
Deadline for Applying: May 31, 2016, for spring hiring and November 30, 2016, for fall hiring

Statistical Sciences within the Quantitative Sciences division of GSK is an internal consulting group. As part of the Statistical Platforms & Technologies department, Statistical Sciences provides statistical consulting support to non-clinical research and development.

The co-op student will work under the supervision of the statisticians in Statistical Sciences and have the opportunity to:

  • Advise on design, sample size, and other aspects of statistical relevance in the planning of studies.
  • Provide statistical analysis, reporting, and interpretation of results of studies.
  • Provide statistical computing programs for use either within Statistical Sciences or by other R&D staff.

This position is full time for five to six months. It will be posted online and managed by third party ZeroChaos. There are two hiring windows every year. The position from January–June is posted in early October and the position from June–December is posted in late March.

To apply: Visit GlaxoSmithKline.

Google

Several locations in North America
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: Currently pursuing a BS, MS, or PhD and enrolled in a full-time degree program with plans to return to the program after the end of the internship.
Deadline for Applying: We will begin accepting applications on January 8, 2016. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, January 25, 2016. Our team will review applications on a rolling basis and it’s in the candidate’s best interest to apply early. All hiring will be completed by April 2016.

To receive a notification when the roles are posted in January, complete this interest form.

At Google, statisticians/quantitative analysts/data scientists evaluate and improve Google’s products. We collaborate with multidisciplinary teams of engineers and analysts on a wide range of problems. Data drives our decision making. We work all across the organization to help shape Google’s business and technical strategies by processing, analyzing, and interpreting huge data sets. Using analytical rigor and statistical methods, we mine data to identify opportunities for Google and our clients to operate more efficiently, from improving search and advertising to network infrastructure optimization to studying user behavior. We do more than just crunch the numbers—we work with engineers, product managers, sales associates, and marketing teams to adjust Google’s practices according to your findings. Identifying the problem is only half the job; we also figure out solutions. Every day, we ask the hardest questions we can and try to create, craft, and code the best answers possible.

Examples of problems statisticians address at Google:

The Hartford Financial Services Group

Hartford, Connecticut
Number of Positions: 8 (Filled)
Type of Student: Master’s or PhD student
Deadline for Applying: Closed

The Hartford Financial Services Group is offering a data science 2016 summer internship program designed to prepare you for a challenging and rewarding data science career. During this competitive 11-week summer program, you and your fellow interns will become part of a highly respected data science community at a leading Fortune 500 company, undertaking challenging and exciting assignments while sharpening your technical, communication, and leadership skills.

Challenging performance objectives ensure that the work you do will be valuable to both you and The Hartford. The program includes a number of unforgettable team-building and social events that let you meet and interact with other members of our large analytics and actuarial communities. The data science calendar of events includes an executive speaker series, leadership panels, modeling competitions, training in insurance, and advanced programming/modeling training.

Interns enjoy living in luxurious, fully furnished corporate housing in the Hartford region. Living in Hartford provides a unique blend of city sophistication and numerous opportunities to explore all that New England and the surrounding region has to offer.

Intern opportunities exist in commercial, claims, and consumer business groups within our predictive analytic and applied research departments.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate with other internship program participants (finance, actuarial, etc.)
  • Develop state-of-the-art predictive models that achieve business targets
  • Partner with product, underwriting, claims, actuarial, and other areas to implement predictive models
  • Evaluate new internal and external data elements and technologies for inclusion in predictive models
  • Develop and implement new methodologies to solve practical business problems
  • Build databases to facilitate robust analyses
  • Identify relationships within data sets that can produce meaningful differentiation among competitors
  • Provide insight into leading analytic practices and produce new, creative analytic solutions
  • Find patterns and insights in unstructured data
  • Develop application using Hadoop, machine learning, optimization analysis, simulation, geospatial statistics, and a growing number of advanced analytic topics

Data science intern candidates must be working toward either a master’s degree or a PhD in a quantitative discipline such as operations research, statistics, economics, business analytics, or other similar degrees.

To apply: Visit The Hartford Financial Services Group.

Contact: Kendra Ashmore, One Hartford Plaza, Hartford CT 06155; (860) 547-4218; Kendra.ashmore@thehartford.com

Institute for Defense Analyses

Alexandria, Virginia
Number of Positions: 3
Type of Student: PhD Students with at least 2+ years of graduate school
Deadline for Applying: February 1, 2016

The Institute for Defense Analyses is seeking applicants with statistical expertise for summer associate positions. The IDA Summer Associate Program provides statisticians with a unique opportunity to use their quantitative and analytic skills to work on challenging real-world national security issues. Positions are available with a variety of focuses. Projects from past years have included functional data analysis, Bayesian approaches to reliability estimation, and statistics in science policy.

This position is only available to individuals with U.S. citizenship. No exceptions can be made.

Contact: Matthew Avery, 4850 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311-1882; (703) 845-6901; mavery@ida.org

Joint Program in Survey Methodology Junior Fellow Program

Various Federal Statistical Agencies in Washington, DC
Number of Positions: 20
Type of Student: Rising college junior or senior in the 2016–2017 school year
Deadline for Applying: January 8, 2016

The Junior Fellow Program is a unique internship experience that gives you a paid research assistantship, plus educational benefits that can expand the horizons of what you can do in your career. Junior fellows will be placed at one of the federal statistical agencies. Junior fellows will be expected to work 40 hours a week (May 31, 2016 to August 5, 2016) on tasks associated with the development, deployment, and analysis of surveys. Each fellowship is unique and tasks vary significantly, from cognitive interviewing to data cleaning to interviewer training to imputation to data analysis. To ensure a rewarding experience for all, we attempt to match junior fellows with positions based on interest and experience.

In addition to working, junior fellows will attend weekly seminars covering a variety of aspects of survey methodology, as well as visit other federal statistical agencies to broaden their understanding of and exposure to the federal statistical system. Finally, you’ll meet graduate faculty of the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) and technical leaders in the industry who will answer questions you may have about advanced education and career paths. Each junior fellow will be paid between $11.25 and $12.50 per hour ($4,500–$5,000 for 10 weeks). Housing is also provided as part of the fellowship.

Contact: To learn more, visit Joint Program in Survey Methodology; JPSMJuniorFellows@umd.edu.

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Boston, Massachusetts; Seattle, Washington
Number of Positions: Approximately 20
Type of Student: PhD candidates in mathematics, statistics, economics, operations research, or related field. Completion of doctoral prequalifying exams is preferred.
Deadline for Applying: Open until filled

As a data science 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 apply statistical methods to translating business issues into meaningful and verifiable quantitative analysis and developing models to understand and find solutions for these complex business questions while working in disciplines such as product management, claims, distribution, marketing, and human resources. 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 his or her 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 Mutual’s website. Housing subsidy available for eligible candidates.

Contact: Liberty Mutual Advanced Analytics, 175 Berkeley St., Boston MA, 02116; (617) 357-9500; (617) 574-5709 (fax); LMAdvancedAnalytics@libertymutual.com

Lubrizol Corporation

Wickliffe, Ohio
Number of Positions: 1–2
Type of Student: Graduate (MS, PhD)
Deadline for Applying: February 8, 2016

The R&D statistical sciences department consults with chemists, formulators, and engineers on problems of product and process development, along with general problem-solving. 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. While 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.

Contact: To apply for a three-month summer internship, please go to the Lubrizol Corporation website and search for the statistician intern position, or use this link. Brittany Folino, (440) 347-5359; Brittany.Folino@Lubrizol.com

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, Minnesota
Number of Positions: Approximately 8–10
Type of Student: Undergraduate, graduate, PhD
Deadline for Applying: January 8, 2016

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

To apply, submit an unofficial transcript, résumé, and cover letter via our Internships and Summer Opportunities web page. Search by keyword “Biostats” (statistical internship) or “Intern-IS” (informatics internship). For more information, review our professional opportunities listed on our division website. Learn more about the Mayo Clinic.

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

Merck Research Laboratories

Suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Rahway, New Jersey; Kenilworth, New Jersey
Number of Positions: Approximately 7
Type of Student: Graduate
Deadline for Applying: Rolling deadline

Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines, and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of health care company—one ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

The biostatistics and research decision sciences (BARDS) department has approximately seven internships (~9–12 weeks) in preclinical biostatistics and clinical biostatistics for full-time students pursuing an MS or PhD degree in statistics or biostatistics. In these internships, you will work closely with an experienced pharmaceutical industry statistician to perform statistical analysis of data from and/or statistical research related to basic drug research, clinical pharmacology, drug and vaccine development, or pharmacogenomics.

Required:

  • Must have completed at least two semesters of graduate work toward an MS or PhD degree in statistics or biostatistics by May 30, 2016
  • Must be available for a period of 9–12 weeks, beginning June 2016
  • Returning to school in fall 2016
  • Have effective oral and written communication skills
  • Have a good working knowledge of SAS, S-Plus, and/or R

Contact: To be considered for these internship positions, visit our career site to create a profile and submit your résumé for the biostatistics internship. Résumés will not be accepted via email. Merck is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V, proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

MetroPlus Health Plan

New York, New York
Number of Positions: 3
Type of Student: Graduate, statistics
Deadline for Applying: April 15, 2016

We develop models looking at the costs (financial and medical) and benefits (financial and medical) of treatments, especially new and expensive treatments. Interns must do a substantial amount of data cleaning and organizing before any modeling.

We use primarily SQL and SAS for data manipulation and SAS for modeling. Many previous interns have turned their projects into JSM presentations; the interns who do present usually spend at least six months with us in some capacity. Unless there are visa restrictions, we can pay about $15/hour.

Contact: Ronald B. Low, Assistant Medical Director of Appeals, (212) 908-3394; (212) 908-8824 (fax); lowrb@metroplus.org

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Fairfax, Virginia; Washington, DC
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: Graduate student (PhD preferred)
Deadline for Applying: March 31, 2016, but offers may be made earlier

NASS is one of two statistical agencies in the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is the primary survey/data collection agency. The agency designs and conducts a variety of surveys. Survey results are combined with other data, such as from remote sensing and administrative records to provide forecasts and estimates of agricultural activity. NASS produces six of the principal federal economic indicators, and its estimates provide basic supply information for the commodity markets. Intern positions are in its research and development division, which continually improves and enhances the methods underpinning the agency’s estimates and forecasts, and the methodology division, which implements state-of-the-art designs in sampling, questionnaire design, and estimation for survey operations.

Preference will be given to candidates interested in future careers with NASS. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The agency is interested in hiring mathematical statisticians, statistical programmers, survey methodologists, and geospatial analysts for positions in both research and operational environments.

Contact: Linda Young, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250; (202) 690-1401; (202) 690-2691 (fax); linda.young@nass.usda.gov

National Cancer Institute

Rockville, Maryland
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. More information.

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; (240) 276-7142; vb78c@nih.gov; vance917@gmail.com

Novartis Oncology, Biometrics, and Data Management

Cambridge, Massachusetts; East Hanover, New Jersey
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: At least 18 months of graduate work (also see other relevant information below)
Deadline for Applying: February 12, 2016

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 (including joint modeling with patient-reported outcomes), Bayesian methods, PK/PD, nonparametric statistics, longitudinal data, 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 in MS or PhD programs 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; working knowledge of R is helpful; some projects require a strong background in R and WinBugs. Candidates should 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

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Biostatistical Sciences and Pharmacometrics

East Hanover, New Jersey; Cambridge, Massachusetts
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: Graduate
Deadline for Applying: January 31, 2016

A global health care leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the pharmaceutical industry for innovative medicines being brought to life by diverse, talented, and performance-driven people. The biostatistical sciences and pharmacometrics (BSS&PMX) department will have multiple internship positions available for approximately 12 weeks (May to August; dates flexible).

Interns will work on statistical projects to design and analyze clinical trials and/or perform relevant statistical research under the guidance of senior-level statisticians. Potential topics include missing data, interim analysis, Bayesian statistics, survival analysis, and PK/PD modeling, with applications in various therapeutic areas such as cardiology, immunology, neurology, ophthalmology, and respiratory care. Interns will also attend seminars and other activities to enhance their understanding of the drug development process.

Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate-level program working toward a PhD in biostatistics, statistics, or a related discipline and have completed at least two years of course work. Competitive candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills and strong problem-solving skills. Working knowledge of SAS is preferred and some projects require a strong background in R and/or other statistical software.

Contact: Lisa Klaas, 1 Health Plaza, East Hanover, NJ 07936; biostatistics.summerinternships@novartis.com

Pegged Software

New York, New York; Baltimore, Maryland
Number of Positions: 1
Type of Student: Current MS or PhD student in statistics
Deadline for Applying: March 1, 2016

Pegged Software develops data-driven talent acquisition solutions tailored to the healthcare industry. Using state-of-the-art modeling approaches applied to a variety of data about applicants and employees, we provide validated insights to guide the hiring process.

The intern would work as part of the data science team to:

  1. Explore alternative approaches to generating hiring recommendations based on potential new sources of information
  2. Implement and test these approaches against real client data
  3. Communicate the findings with the product and engineering teams

Strong Python and R skills required. Experience working with real-world data sets outside the classroom setting a plus. Particularly interested in students with expertise/interest in survival analysis and/or Bayesian statistics or students with experience using text analytics and NLP tools to develop features used in statistical modeling. Strong communication skills and teaming are a must. Student would be responsible for their own housing arrangements.

Contact:Bonnie Ray, VP Data Science, Pegged Software, 175 Varick St., New York, NY 10014; (888) 444-0693, Ext. 1210; bonnie@peggedsoftware.com

Pew Research Center

Washington, DC
Number of Positions: 5
Type of Student: Graduate, PhD
Deadline for Applying: March 15, 2016

We are looking for graduate students to work with us this summer on investigating the ways that newly available Big Data sources and methodologies could contribute to our ongoing research in our key areas: politics, religion, journalism, science and technology, Hispanics, social trends, and global attitudes. Interns will work both on particular Pew Research Center projects and assist senior staff in identifying new sources of data and methods of analysis.

The program is designed for students who are enrolled in doctoral or master’s programs and have completed at least one year of graduate work. Interns will work at Pew Research Center full time for a 12-week period. Each intern will be assigned to a research area and will be mentored by a senior research staff member. The assignment of the intern will be based on the needs of the research team and the educational background, skills, and experiences of the intern.

The strongest candidates will have skills in:

  • Machine learning
  • Data architecture
  • Data visualization
  • Advanced computational solutions
  • Text mining
  • Web search
  • Analyzing large and complex data sets
  • Geographic analysis and GIS

The position pays $20/hour and is subject to the employment policies of the Pew Research Center, including a confidentiality agreement.

Pew Research Center will accept applications on a rolling basis, beginning on the first day the job position is posted. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by March 15, 2016. Complete applications include the following:

  • A cover letter highlighting your skills and stating why you are a good fit for the center
  • A résumé
  • Two professional references with contact information

Contact: Applicants should send complete applications to careers@pewresearch.org. Responses can also be mailed to Human Resources Department, Pew Research Center, 1615 L Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Pfizer Inc.

La Jolla, California; Groton, Connecticut; Collegeville, Pennsylvania; Cambridge, Massachusetts; New York, New York; Andover, Massachusetts; Pearl River, New York
Number of Positions: 15
Type of Student: Graduate student in statistics, biostatistics, or related field
Deadline for Applying: February 27, 2016

At Pfizer, there are more than 200 statisticians working on all phases of drug development—from discovery, development, and manufacturing through establishing medical value. Pfizer is recognized as an industry leader in the use of modeling and simulation to drive drug development. Statisticians are members of the “clinical triad” where each of the statistical, clinical, and clinical pharmacology disciplines brings their respective skills to bear in a collaborative manner to deliver the very best trial designs and analyses.

The internship will consist of up to 480 hours of work at one of the Pfizer sites 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, and may include genomic or real-world data, with one-on-one supervision by a senior staff statistician. The work will be a hands-on learning experience focusing on current project needs and will likely involve use of SAS, R, or other statistical software. 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

Precima, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois; Toronto, Canada
Number of Positions: 3
Type of Student: Graduate
Deadline for Applying: March 18, 2016

The data science intern will be responsible for accessing, analyzing, and interpreting marketing data on behalf of Precima clients to implement advanced predictive models leveraging statistics, mathematics, and econometrics to support business objectives. This includes optimal pricing, optimal product mix, marketing campaign design and execution, and marketing mix optimization.

The internship is for summer of 2016. Candidate should be expecting a master’s or PhD degree on or before June 2017 in the areas of statistics, operations research, mathematics, economics, econometrics, industrial engineering, or computer science. Candidates should have experience using SAS or R and a working knowledge of SQL.

Contact: Mandy Marotta, 438 University Ave., Suite 600, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2L1, Canada; (416) 552-2867; mmarotta@loyalty.com

QBE North America

Irvine, California; Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; New York, New York
Number of Positions: 8
Type of Student: Progress toward bachelor’s degree
Deadline for Applying: December 30, 2015

  • Perform basic data analysis by following established guidelines to organize and format data into usable reports for Actuarial department needs
  • Perform basic data integrity checks by retrieving data and following established guidelines to minimize errors and support delivery of accurate information for sound actuarial analyses
  • Contribute to actuarial analyses improvement initiatives by escalating issues and data errors to ensure department awareness of needed changes
  • Meet quality service standards by ensuring accurate and timely delivery of data to contribute to assisting key stakeholders with organizational planning and financial decision-making
  • Contribute to a positive work environment by demonstrating cultural expectations and influencing others to reward performance and value “can do” people, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, creativity, and fun
  • Support QBE values in personal work behaviors, decision-making, contributions, and interpersonal interactions; manage own career development by soliciting feedback and valuing other perspectives

Other Relevant Information: Apply online.

Contact: Amarpreet Virdee, amarpreet.virdee@us.qbe.com

RAND Corporation

Santa Monica, California; Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: Graduate students who have completed at least two years of graduate work leading to doctorate
Deadline for Applying: January 5, 2016

RAND’s Summer Associate Program introduces outstanding graduate students to RAND, an institution that conducts research on a wide range of national security problems and domestic and international social policy issues. The program runs in the summer months only. Summer associates work at RAND full-time for a 12-week period. Positions are available in RAND’s major U.S. offices: Santa Monica, CA; Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, PA; and Boston, MA. All summer associates are co-located with project mentors.

RAND is interested in students who are currently enrolled in PhD programs in statistics, biostatistics, or applied statistics. Candidates should have strong theoretical training and empirical skills, including experimental design, sampling, and modeling. Experience with causal inference, multilevel modeling, social network analysis, spatial statistics, and survey methods are also strongly desired. Programming skills in R, SAS, Stata, or WinBUGS are also useful.

RAND accepts applications only through its website. Position description and details available online. Summer associate program and application details are available online. Applications mailed directly to RAND or emailed to our summer director will not be considered.

Contact: SummerDirector@rand.org

SAS Institute Inc.

Cary, North Carolina
Number of Positions: 2
Type of Student: PhD students studying in the United States; students must have completed at least two years of graduate work by the end of the spring semester 2016
Deadline for Applying: January 22, 2016

The statistical software development division at SAS is pleased to announce the SAS Summer Fellowship in Statistics. 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 completed at least two years of graduate work by the end of the spring semester of 2016 and 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, complex survey methods, joint modeling, latent variable models, missing data methods, nonlinear mixed models, sparse methods for high-dimensional modeling, structural equations modeling, or survival analysis.

The program provides a salary and stipend for a 12-week internship at SAS headquarters in Cary, North Carolina, during the summer of 2016.

Apply and view all SAS fellowship opportunities online. The SAS Statistical Fellowship is requisition #20009307.

In addition, you must ensure that two faculty members from your graduate program send a letter of recommendation via PDF to SASFellows@sas.com by January 22, 2016.

Contact: If you have any questions about the program, send an email to SASFellows@sas.com.

StataCorp LP

College Station, Texas
Number of Positions: 1
Type of Student: Graduate student in biostatistics or a closely related field
Deadline for Applying: February 15, 2016

StataCorp’s biostatistical 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 survival analysis, pharmacokinetic analysis, and clinical trials as well as other areas.

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 at their campus in College Station, TX. Statistical software development is a challenging and rewarding career, ideal for those with a graduate education in biostatistics or a related field and those with a keen interest in using their problem-solving skills to produce commercial software for use by all types of researchers, from medical professionals to leaders in finance.

Job duties may include learning how to use and program in Stata; collaborating on projects suitable for publication in the Stata Journal; 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 communicate effectively in English. A strong mathematical background and experience programming in Stata, other statistical languages, C/C++, and Java is desirable.

The application period is open between January 15 and February 15. Apply here.

StataCorp LP is an affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/disability.

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, 2016

StataCorp’s econometrics 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 panel-data analysis, time-series analysis, and causal inference, as well as other areas.

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 at their campus in College Station, TX. Statistical software development is a challenging and rewarding career, ideal for those with a graduate education in econometrics, finance, or a related field and those with a keen interest in using their problem-solving skills to produce commercial software for use by all types of researchers, from medical professionals to leaders in economics and finance.

Job duties may include learning how to use and program in Stata; collaborating on projects suitable for publication in the Stata Journal; 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 communicate effectively in English. A strong mathematical background and experience programming in Stata, other statistical languages, C/C++, and Java are desirable.

The application period is open between January 15 and February 15. Apply here.

StataCorp LP is an affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/disability.

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, 2016

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, Bayesian analysis, and nonparametric statistics, as well as other areas.

StataCorp’s summer internships offer students the opportunity to learn the inner workings of statistical software development by working closely with StataCorp’s professional staff at their campus in College Station, TX. Statistical software development is a challenging and rewarding career, ideal for those with a graduate education in statistics or a related field and those with a keen interest in using their problem-solving skills to produce commercial software for use by all types of researchers, from medical professionals to leaders in finance.

Job duties may include learning how to use and program in Stata; collaborating on projects suitable for publication in the Stata Journal; 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 is desirable.

The application period is open between January 15 and February 15. Apply here.

StataCorp LP is an affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/disability.

Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (SIBS)

Locations: Up to six sites; to be announced in early 2016
Number of Positions: Up to 25 at each site
Type of Student: Undergraduates majoring in mathematics, statistics, biology, or other science who have interest in quantitative methods. Those who already have a baccalaureate degree are also eligible to apply, but priority will be given to undergraduates at the time of application. U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident Status is required.
Deadline for Applying: Early March 2016 or as specified by individual sites

The Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (SIBS), sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), provides a comprehensive six- to seven-week program designed to expose undergraduate students to the exciting opportunities offered by a career in biostatistics and to encourage them to pursue graduate study in the field. The term “biostatistics” is used in the broad sense, including statistical genetics, bioinformatics, and data science. The program will be offered at up to six sites in the summer of 2016.

Although each individual program will be different, all will be focused on providing participants with an intensive introduction to biostatistical principles and methodologies and the essential role of biostatistics in health sciences research, including biomedical big data. Participants will enjoy instruction and lectures by recognized experts in the field; meet practicing biostatisticians, epidemiologists, and statistical geneticists and genomicists; 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 site separately; there is no restriction on how many programs a student may apply to.

Contact: Check the NHLBI website starting in the middle of January 2016 for information about locations, along with links to the individual program sites.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Inc

Cambridge, Massachusetts and Deerfield, Illinois
Number of Positions: 10
Type of Student: PhD
Deadline for Applying: March 1, 2016

The analytical science biostatistics department of Takeda Company in Boston, MA, and Deerfield, IL, is looking for PhD graduate students interested in an internship during summer 2016. Interns will work closely with experienced industry statisticians on topics related to the design and analysis of clinical trials and/or pre-clinical research. Takeda research and development uses science and innovation to improve people’s lives in various therapeutic areas. At the end of the internship program, interns will give presentations summarizing their work.

Takeda is a research-based global pharmaceutical company—the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and one of the global leaders of the industry.

Candidate must currently be enrolled in a PhD statistics program (which includes biostatistics, bioinformatics, and mathematics programs with an emphasis on statistics). Candidate PhD students must passed qualification exams. Three years or more of training post-bachelor’s degree preferred.

Contact: Jing Xu, (617) 374-7754; biostatistics.intern2@takeda.com

Travelers

Hartford, Connecticut; St Paul, Minnesota
Number of Positions: 25
Type of Student: MA, PhD
Deadline for Applying: February 2016

The Advanced Analytics Summer Internship Program provides qualified students with 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 skills, as well as their overall business skills.

Travelers’ Analytics Leadership Development Program allows you to work to deliver business value in collaboration with business partners within/across multiple lines of business (e.g., business insurance, personal insurance, bond, corporate, international, actuarial, claim, marketing, underwriting, pricing, customer management, customer retention, and claim research).

Apply: Online, Posting number 2921BR

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, 2016

Undergraduate students with interests in statistical genetics and biostatistics are encouraged to apply to participate in the 11th consecutive year of 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 the 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 6 to July 29, 2016. Free apartment-style housing and funds for travel to/from Dordt College will be provided. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Some hiring may take place before 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

U.S. Census Bureau

Suitland, Maryland
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: BS/BA/MS/MA/PhD
Deadline for Applying: January 15, 2016

Interns may work on a variety of applications, including survey design and analysis; evaluation of nonsampling errors; and coverage and measurement error and analysis, Big Data, and data visualization. These positions require excellent communication and interpersonal skills and knowledge in one or more of these areas: sampling techniques, experimental design, times series analysis, regression analysis, linear models, exploratory data analysis, statistical inference, statistical analysis, statistical computing, and applied probability. U.S. citizenship is required.

Apply online and search under Census Pathways Internships.

Contact: Tasha Harris, Human Resources Division; (301) 763-4910; Tasha.L.Harris@census.gov

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

Little Rock, Arkansas
Number of Positions: 1–2
Type of Student: Graduate
Deadline for Applying: January 30, 2016

To be considered, a candidate 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 before starting their summer internships and must be returning to school in fall 2016. Candidates must have strong statistical/methodological backgrounds, strong analytical skills, the ability to work under minimum supervision, the 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 work experience in applying statistical methods to data from clinical trials and/or research studies.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is one of the largest pediatric health care centers in the nation and the only facility in Arkansas dedicated exclusively to children.

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: Provide the requested information. More information about the department of pediatrics and our program.

Contact: Amber Sharp, 1 Children’s Way, Slot 512-43, Little Rock, AR 72202; (501) 364-6631; (501) 364-1431 (fax); achbiostat@uams.edu

Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech

National Capital Region; Arlington, Virginia
Number of Positions: 3+ for summer position
Type of Student: Undergraduate, graduate, PhD
Deadline for Applying: January 29, 2016

The Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory (SDAL) develops premier statistical and data science capability for the ambitious Virginia Bioinformatics initiative of “Information Biology”—the study of massively interacting systems ranging from molecular to social phenomena. SDAL brings together a wide range of specialties across statistical and social sciences in a team science environment to study social issues that affect integrated human habitat, health, and well-being. SDAL works with companies and local, state, and federal agencies to leverage all data to support policy and decision-making under uncertainty.

To be considered for a 2016 summer internship appointment, send a résumé and cover letter stating why this summer internship is of interest to you and ask two references to send recommendation letters. More information.

Contact: Stephanie Shipp, Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory (SDAL), Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech, 900 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, 22203; (571) 858-3123; steph19@vt.edu

Additional internships will be posted as received.

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