2019 Internships

Many companies are looking for 2019 interns. From this list, you will see there is something for everyone—from positions at pharmaceutical companies to a summer spent studying at media organizations nationwide. If you are interested in improving your programming techniques, 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 the form. Interested students will send a letter of inquiry and résumé directly to the contact and location you list.

AbbVie, Inc.

North Chicago, Illinois
Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: PhD candidates in statistics or related disciplines
Deadline: January 31, 2019; internships will start in May/June and are 10-12 weeks

The interns will work on statistical research topics related to the pharmaceutical industry.

Requirements

  • 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 the internship
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Be in good academic standing within your graduate program and overall at your university
  • Have a track record of accomplishment
  • Be authorized to work in the US
  • Continue to be enrolled in graduate school for at least one semester following the internship

Our science intern positions are posted at www.abbviecareers.com.

Contact: Lanju Zhang, 1 North Waukegan Road, North Chicago, IL 60064; (874) 938-6267

 

Amgen Inc.

Thousand Oaks, California
Positions: One
Type of Student: PhD
Deadline: February 1, 2019

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

This position within the Center for Design and Analysis (CfDA) 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, the intern will give a presentation summarizing the work completed during the program.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 minimum GPA or equivalent
  • Must be enrolled in an MBA program for an MBA internship, a master’s program for a master’s internship, a PharmD program for a PharmD internship, or PhD for a PhD internship from an accredited college or university with one year of study completed before internship starts
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university following the potential internship or co-op assignment
  • Must not be employed at the time the internship starts

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.

Only candidates who apply via http://careers.amgen.com will be considered. Please search the database by position title or requisition 64615.

Contact: Natalie Mirzaian, One Amgen Center Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320; (805) 313-1098

 

Astellas Pharma, Inc.

Northbrook, Illinois
Positions: 1–2
Type of Student: PhD candidate in statistics or related discipline
Deadline: January 31, 2019

Full-time internships are available in the summer for 10–12 weeks. Successful candidates will work closely with a senior-level statistician on topics related to the design and analysis of clinical trials and statistical research.

The project will be a hands-on learning experience involving both statistical and related data review and data analysis programming tasks. The programming tasks will involve use of SAS, R, and/or other statistical software on the UNIX platform.

To be considered, applicants must have completed at least two years of graduate-level course work and be working on their dissertation toward a PhD in statistics or biostatistics. 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: Send CV, personal statement of interest, and a letter of recommendation to Biostat.Intern@Astellas.com.

 

Battelle Memorial Institute

Columbus, Ohio
Positions: Six
Type of Student: Bachelor’s (at least a sophomore)
Deadline: November 27, 2018

Contact: Juli Garn, (614) 424-7537

 

Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Whippany, New Jersey
Number of Positions: 3
Type of Student: PhD candidates in (bio)statistics or related field

As an intern within the pharmaceuticals statistics US department, the incumbent will gain a direct view into research and development at Bayer and witness how clinical trials influence the decisions made during the drug development process.

The selected individual will have the opportunity to work on a research project with senior biostatisticians in a fast-paced environment. They may 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 their research project to the statistics department and a nonstatistical audience.

Required Skills

The successful candidate must be a high performer 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. Good working knowledge of SAS and/or R.

Candidates must be available for a three-month assignment at Bayer’s Whippany, New Jersey, site from June 2019 until the end of August 2019.

As required by current immigration law, it is the student’s responsibility to provide the appropriate documentation showing proof of eligibility to work and earn money in the United States. Housing stipends are available.

To apply, visit Bayer’s career site and search for clinical statistics intern.

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

 

Biogen

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Positions: Four
Type of Student: PhD student in biostatistics, statistics, or related field
Deadline: January 31, 2019, with rolling offers

The biostatistics department at Biogen will have four internship positions available for approximately 12 weeks in the summer of 2019. The interns will work with one or multiple senior level statisticians on research projects closely related to clinical trials or nonclinical research. They will also be exposed to the drug development process. The research work will be presented at the departmental seminar and/or the company poster session and may lead to an internal study report or peer-reviewed publication.

Candidates must have completed two years of graduate work and passed a doctorate qualification exam prior to the start of the internship. They must return to school in fall 2019 and be legally eligible to be employed in the United States. In addition, candidates should have a solid understanding of statistical inference, a strong working knowledge of SAS and/or R, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively summarize and communicate research results.

Contact: Send a CV to Wenting Wang, 225 Binney St., Cambridge MA 02142; (617) 914-1155

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Detroit, Michigan
Positions: One
Type of Student: Full-time master’s or PhD
Deadline: January 1, 2019

Supports health research projects in the design, execution, and interpretation of novel BCBSM fee-for-value and risk-based initiatives. Performs data extractions, validates case definitions, implements risk adjustment, codes models, and executes ad hoc analyses. Follows departmental processes and standards to ensure efficient generation of results.

Responsibilities

  • Model results derived from BCBSM data marts and registries. Check for violations of model assumptions. Disseminate project results to project leadership.
  • Review study designs and case definitions defined by senior staff and provide input for any additional criteria.
  • Serve as primary programmer for data extraction and analysis purposes. Serve as a validation programmer for ad hoc or complex analyses.
  • Ensure quality of deliverables by following departmental processes for documentation, execution, and archiving of project specifications and output.
  • Assist in analysis, research, and evaluation of data to identify potential trends and issues.

Requirements

  • Must be pursuing a master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health services research, health policy, business administration, health economics, or related field
  • Must have the ability to use a programming language (SAS/SQL is preferred)
  • Must have the ability to recognize data patterns, quantify potential issues, and identify solutions
  • Must have the ability to standardize, clean, prepare, and use data for developing data sets, reporting, and analysis
  • Must have solid working knowledge of Microsoft tools and software
  • Should have knowledge of health care terminology, plan/benefit design, fundamental operational principles, and administrative claims data including standard coding schemes such as ICD-9/10 and HCPCS

Contact: Valarie Furchi, Tower 500, 500 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243; (313) 448-5761

 

Boehringer Ingelheim

Ridgefield, Connecticut
Positions: Up to five
Type of Student: MS or PhD in biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, data science, computer science, epidemiology, public health, or a related program
Deadline: January 31, 2019

Full-time summer biostatistics internships will last approximately 12 weeks. As a biostatistics intern, you will work with a senior-level statistician on a statistical research project related to the pharmaceutical industry and clinical trials. Potential topics may include survival analysis, Bayesian methods, dose-finding, etc., with applications to oncology, immunology, cardiology, respiratory, or central nervous system disorders. Interns are expected to present the results of their research at the end of the program and may have the opportunity to summarize their work in a peer-reviewed publication.

Requirements

  • Must be a graduate student in a field related to statistics, biostatistics, data science, computer science, epidemiology, public health, or mathematics with good academic standing (cumulative GPA of at least 3.0)
  • Must have completed 12 credit hours on a related major and/or related coursework
  • Must be an MS or PhD candidate with at least two years of study
  • Must have good written and oral communications skills
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency with SAS or R

Interested applicants should go to https://boehringer.taleo.net/careersection/global+template+career+section+28external29/jobdetail.ftl?job=1812605&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.W8ihz5DKGgI.mailto or visit www.boehringer-ingelheim.com, click “careers,” and search for job number 1812605.

Contact: Zhichao Sun, 900 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877; (203) 791-6717

 

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Ridgefield, Connecticut
Positions: Up to five
Type of Student: MS in biostatistics, statistics, computer science, data science, or related program
Deadline: February 15, 2019

Boehringer Ingelheim will have multiple full-time summer statistical programming internship openings for approximately 12 weeks (May/June to August, dates flexible). As an intern, you will support the clinical research development process in the field of clinical trial programming using SAS or R. The intern will learn and apply CDISC standards for an ongoing trial within the standard BI setting as documented through BI SOPs, guidelines, and working instructions. You will support transforming specifications in the Trial Statistical Analyses Plan (TSAP) into fully documented, validated programs by producing summary tables, listings, and graphs (TLG) required for the Clinical Trial Report (CTR). Gains specific knowledge about the clinical data collected for the trial.

Requirements

  • Must be an MS graduate student in fields related to bio/statistics, computer science (software programming language focused), data science, or a related program with exposure to clinical research and statistical programming in SAS or R
  • Must have good academic standing (cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 from last completed quarter)
  • Must have completed 12 credit hours on a related major and/or related course work
  • Must have good written and oral communications skills in English
  • Must have knowledge in database set-up, data processing, elementary statistics, and basic medicine
  • Must have good organizational skills, problem-solving abilities, time management skills, initiative, flexibility, and ability to work on several assignments simultaneously
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be precise, detail oriented, and able to detect subtle inconsistencies in data
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Interested applicants should go to
https://boehringer.taleo.net/careersection/global+template+career+section+28external29/jobdetail.ftl?job=1812910&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.W8kMPtgaO4M.mailto or visit www.boehringer-ingelheim.com, click “careers,” and search for job number 1812910.

Contact: Jessie Teng, 900 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877

 

Boehringer Ingelheim (China) Investment Co., Ltd

Shanghai, China
Positions: Two
Type of Student: MS or PhD in biostatistics, statistics, or related degree program
Deadline: January 31, 2019

Boehringer Ingelheim will have multiple full-time summer biostatistics internship openings for approximately 12 weeks (May/June to August, dates flexible). As a biostatistics intern, you will work with a senior-level statistician on a statistical research project related to the pharmaceutical industry and clinical trials. Potential topics may include survival analysis, Bayesian methods, dose-finding, etc., with applications to oncology, immunology, cardiology, respiratory, or central nervous system disorders. Interns are expected to present the results of their research at the end of the program and may have the opportunity to summarize their work in a peer-reviewed publication.

Required

  • Must be a graduate student in a field related to statistics, biostatistics, data science, computer science, epidemiology, public health, or mathematics with good academic standing (cumulative GPA must be at least 3.2)
  • Must have completed 10 credit hours on a related major and/or related coursework
  • Must be an MS or PhD candidate with at least one year of study
  • Must have good written and oral communications skills
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in conducting statistical analyses using SAS or R

Contact: Na Hu, +86-21-5288 3545, or Binqi Ye, +86-21-5288 3693

 

Eli Lilly and Company

Indianapolis, Indiana
Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: PhD, master’s, or bachelor’s in statistics or biostatistics
Deadline: January 15, 2019

Requirements

  • PhD students must have completed at least three years of graduate work by May 2019
  • Master’s students must be US-authorized workers and have completed at least one year of graduate work by May 2019
  • Undergraduate students must be US-authorized workers and have completed at least three years of statistics or biostatics work by the end of spring semester 2019

Preferred Skills

  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to influence
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving and computational skills
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Self-management skills

The Global Statistical Sciences Division of Eli Lilly and Company anticipates having several internship positions available for the summer of 2019. 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).

PhD students

Master’s students

Undergraduate students

Contact: Sara Katherine Lauderdale

 

The Emmes Corporation

Rockville, Maryland
Positions: 3–5
Type of Student: MS or PhD in biostatistics
Deadline: April 30, 2019

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 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 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

Submit your résumé from January 15 to April 30.

Contact: Charlotte Camacho, (301) 251-1161, (301) 576-7114 (fax)

 

Division of Biostatistics, CDRH, FDA

Silver Spring, Maryland
Positions: 3–5
Type of Student: Advanced biostatistics/statistics PhD students
Deadline: April 30, 2019

The Division of Biostatistics (DBS), CDRH, FDA plans to hire 3–5 advanced PhD graduate students in biostatistics/statistics as interns from June through August, 2019, to work on research projects that align with the CDRH strategic priorities (e.g., real-world evidence, patient engagement, personalized medicine, developing and validating classifiers, modeling and simulation, adaptive designs, quantitative benefit-risk analysis, post-market surveillance) involving the development of statistical methods and software tools. Interns will gain hands-on experience on regulatory research projects under expert DBS 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, (301) 796-4084

 

Office of Biostatistics, CDER, FDA

Silver Spring, Maryland
Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: Graduate students in statistics or biostatistics; completion of doctoral prequalifying exams preferred
Deadline: March 15, 2019, with rolling offers

The Office of Biostatistics (OB) in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the US Food and Drug Administration is recognized for excellence in the application and communication of statistical science in drug regulation and development. We play a central role in promoting innovative, science-based quantitative decision-making throughout the drug development life cycle. We provide statistical leadership, expertise, and advice to foster the expeditious development of safe and effective drugs and therapeutic biologics for the American people.

We anticipate having multiple internship positions available for advanced PhD graduate students in statistics or biostatistics from May 31 through August 30, 2019, to engage in research projects on topics relevant to OB scientific needs. Interns will gain hands-on experience with regulatory research projects under the guidance of an expert OB mentor, using actual data to address real problems in a stimulating, collaborative, and supportive environment. Past research project areas have included modeling and simulation, missing data, noninferiority trials, multiple endpoints, adaptive designs, Bayesian design and analysis methods, meta-analyses, benefit-risk analyses, subgroup analyses, biosimilars, and data-mining. Interns have been involved in the development of statistical methods, software tools, and new drug application databases for the analysis of pre-clinical as well as pre- and post-market clinical data.

Interns are expected to participate in the internship 40 hours per week at our headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, with their mentor and cohort. As part of the internship program, interns will prepare a written report and a 30-minute presentation summarizing the work.

Successful candidates must be legally eligible to be employed in the U.S. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate work authorization, if applicable. As required by current immigration law, an internship offer is contingent upon the student’s ability to provide the appropriate documentation to prove work eligibility prior to the start of the internship. Our program is administered by and paid through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) via its contract to operate with the US Department of Energy. US citizenship is not required for participation in the ORISE research participation programs at FDA. Due to requirements for issuance of an official FDA identification card, individuals selected for participation in CDER’s ORISE program must be able to successfully pass a tier 1 background investigation for the federal government. To do so, participants must have maintained residence in the United States for a minimum of 36 of the past 60 months as of March 15, 2019. F-1 individuals with curricular or optional practical training authorization are eligible, as are J-1 students with academic training authorization or J-1 exchange visitors.

Requirements

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong computational skills
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Self-management skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office
  • Experience with SAS and/or R

Contact: Send CV and cover letter to CDER-OTS-OB-Recruitment@fda.hhs.gov with APPLICATION ORISE 2019 in the subject line. If you have a question, use QUESTION ORISE 2019 as the subject.

 

2019 Fred Hutch Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Seattle, Washington
Type of Student: Undergraduate
Deadline: January 11, 2019

The SURP is an intensive, 9-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for rising senior undergraduate students interested in biomedical research. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, students will:

  • Complete an independent research project
  • Attend weekly research seminars
  • Participate in professional development workshops designed to facilitate the preparation of competitive applications for graduate/medical school
  • Present their findings at a competitive poster session

The program will run from June 10 to August 9, 2019. The application deadline is midnight Pacific Standard Time on January 11, 2019.

Letters of recommendation for up to two references are due by midnight Pacific Standard Time on January 18, 2019.

Contact: surp@fredhutch.org

 

Genentech Inc.

South San Francisco, California
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: Graduate students pursuing a PhD degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or related fields
Deadline for Applying: January 04, 2019

Genentech is a leading Biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes biotherapeutics for patients with significant unmet medical needs. At Genentech, we are passionate about finding solutions for people facing the world’s most difficult-to-treat medical 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.

The Biostatistics summer interns will work for 10-12 weeks under the supervision of experienced Biostatisticians on theoretical or applied problems with direct relevance to on-going clinical or nonclinical drug development in diverse therapeutic areas such as oncology, immunology, infectious disease, ophthalmology, and neuroscience. The specific topics may cover research problems from translational research to late stage clinical trials and post-marketing evaluations. At the end of the internship, each student gives a department-wide presentation on his or her research topic. It is not uncommon for an intern to summarize their work in a peer-reviewed publication.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must be current graduate students pursuing a PhD in statistics, biostatistics or related field who have completed at least one year of graduate work by May 2019 and who will be returning to school in the fall of 2019. The applicant must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. In addition, applicants should have good working knowledge of R, S-Plus or SAS and have good communication skills.

Contact: Please send CV and a personal statement of interest to: gnebiostatsummerintern@gene.com

 

GlaxoSmithKline

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Positions: Two
Type of Student: MS or PhD
Deadline: November 30 for January hiring; May 31 for June hiring

Statistical Sciences within the Quantitative Sciences Division of GSK is an internal consulting group that provides statistical consulting support to nonclinical research and development. The co-op 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

This position is full time for five to six months. It will be posted online and managed by a third party, Atrium. 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 http://us.gsk.com/en-us/careers/internships-and-co-ops

 

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics

Boston, Massachusetts
Positions: 14
Type of Student: Current undergraduate student or recent graduate
Deadline: February 1, 2019

The Summer Program in Biostatistics and Computational Biology is an intensive six-week program during which qualified participants receive an interesting and enjoyable introduction to biostatistics, epidemiology, and public health research. This program is designed to expose undergraduates to the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, and medical research. During the program, students take noncredit courses in biostatistics and epidemiology, learn statistical software packages, attend seminars on biostatistical topics and research, and participate in a collaborative research project with other students guided by a graduate student and mentored by a faculty member. At the end of the program, students prepare and deliver a polished presentation that reports on their research at the annual symposium.

Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident; carry health insurance during the six weeks of the program; and be a member of an under-represented group in graduate education (African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, or multiracial/biracial), a first-generation college student (neither parent nor legal guardian has a bachelor’s degree), a low-income student as defined by the US Department of Education, or a disabled student according to the definition of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Travel to Boston and a living stipend (including lodging and meals) are provided. Applications must be submitted online.

Contact: Diversity Program Coordinator, 655 Huntington Ave., 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02115; (617) 432-1056; (617) 432-5619 (fax)

 

Institute for Defense Analyses

Alexandria, Virginia
Positions: 22
Type of Student: Undergraduate, graduate, PhD
Deadline: January 5, 2019

The IDA Summer Associate Program provides students a unique opportunity to use their quantitative and analytic skills to work on challenging real-world national security issues. The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a not-for-profit corporation that operates federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs). Two of these FFRDCs are accepting summer associates.

Staff at the IDA Systems and Analyses Center (SAC) provide objective analyses of national security issues, particularly those requiring scientific and technical expertise, and conduct related research on other national challenges. The Studies and Analyses Center, located in Alexandria, Virginia, is comprised of eight research divisions:

  • Cost Analysis and Research Division
  • Information Technology and Systems Division
  • Intelligence Analyses Division
  • Joint Advanced Warfighting Division
  • Operational Evaluation Division
  • System Evaluation Division
  • Science and Technology Division
  • Strategy, Forces, and Resources Division

Staff at the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI), located in Washington, DC, assist the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and other executive branch agencies in formulating federal science and technology policy by providing high-quality, objective, analytical support to inform policymakers.

Student associates will work for a minimum of 10 weeks during the summer months. Attendance at the eight-week core period between June 3 and July 26 is required. An additional two weeks (or more) either before or after the core period is required for a complete 10-week internship. In some cases, opportunities exist for associates to work a few weeks longer than the 10-week minimum.

The wage range is dependent on the field of study and years of education completed. For students living outside the area, IDA pays for one instance of round-trip travel. Associates are responsible for living expenses during the summer.

Full position description and application form

Contact: Caroline O’Rourke, 4850 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 845-2012

 

Institute for Defense Analyses

Alexandria, Virginia
Positions: 10
Type of Student: Recent recipients of a bachelor’s or master’s degree
Deadline: January 31, 2019

The IDA Data Science Fellowship provides recent graduates a unique opportunity to develop and apply data science skills to important issues in national security. Data science fellows will investigate the ways newly available big data methodologies contribute to national security and gain experience developing advanced data science tools. They will use their critical thinking and analytic skills to work on challenging real-world national security issues. In a collaborative team environment, they will perform data manipulation and statistical, econometric, predictive, descriptive, and other quantitative analyses to answer national security-related research questions. Fellows should expect to learn while creatively contributing to interdisciplinary project teams.

Information and application details

Contact: Caroline O’Rourke, 4850 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 845-2012

 

Janssen R&D, a Division of Johnson & Johnson

Spring House, Pennsylvania; Titusville, New Jersey; Raritan, New Jersey
Positions: 10
Type of Student: PhD candidate
Deadline: February 15, 2019

Janssen Research & Development, LLC, a member of Johnson & Johnson’s Family of Companies is recruiting for Quantitative Sciences summer interns in the Raritan, New Jersey; Titusville, New Jersey; and Spring House, Pennsylvania, locations. Janssen Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Quantitative Sciences integrates Statistics & Decision Sciences and Global Clinical Pharmacology in a single aligned organization as part of Janssen Research & Development, LLC.

For Statistics & Decision Sciences (SDS), summer internships are available for students working toward a PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or a related discipline. Students will have the opportunity to work with practicing statisticians and learn about statistical applications specific to clinical or nonclinical pharmaceutical industry settings. Our teams benefit from the student’s academic training and, in turn, contribute to the further professional development of the student. They also have a first-hand opportunity to evaluate the student’s potential for future employment.

In this role, students will be involved in activities such as supporting research and development in areas that range from drug discovery through phase 2 and 3 clinical studies, including data preparation, graphical exploration of data, statistical model-building and analysis, report writing, and writing of computer programs or applications associated with the statistical analyses. Other activities may include designing experiments, conducting simulations to evaluate optimal designs, and participating in methodological development.

Qualifications

  • Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited college (not necessarily taking classes) and pursuing a PhD in biostatistics, statistics, or a related discipline
  • Student must be available to work full time for 10–12 weeks from May to August
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA is preferred
  • Student must be able to provide his/her own transportation to/from the work location

Visit the J&J careers website on or soon after December 1, 2018, for a full description and application.

Contact: Visit the J&J careers website at https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/8263181127?lang=en-us for a full description and application.

 

Joint Program in Survey Methodology Junior Fellows Summer Program

College Park, Maryland
Type of Student: Junior and senior undergraduates in summer 2019
Deadline: January 7, 2019

As the United States moves closer to a full information society, there are enormous career opportunities for those who have the knowledge and skills to design, collect, and analyze large-scale databases. All the country knows about its population growth and migration, health, criminal victimization, traffic patterns, educational performance, labor and job markets, prices of daily goods, agricultural production, air and water quality, and income distributions are based on sample surveys and censuses, as well as administrative data systems.

The Junior Fellows 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 various statistical and survey organizations in the Washington, DC, area. From the end of May to the beginning of August 2019, junior fellows will be expected to work 40 hours per week on tasks associated with the development, deployment, and analysis of surveys. They will also attend weekly seminars covering a variety of aspects of survey methodology as well as visit other federal statistical agencies and survey organizations to broaden their understanding of and exposure to careers in survey research and official statistics. Each fellowship is unique and tasks vary significantly from cognitive interviewing to data cleaning to interviewer training to imputation to data analysis and visualization. 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 and visit other federal statistical agencies and survey organizations to broaden their understanding of and exposure to careers in survey research and official statistics. Finally, junior fellows will meet graduate faculty of the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) and technical leaders in the industry who will answer questions about advanced education and career paths.

This is a paid internship ($6,000 salary for 2.5 months). Housing is provided at The George Washington University.

Contact: Joint Program in Survey Methodology Junior Fellows Team, 1218 Lefrak Hall, College Park, MD 20742; (301) 314-7911; (301) 314-7912 (fax)

 

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Boston, Massachusetts
Positions: ~20
Type of Student: Master’s or PhD degree in a mathematics, statistics, economics, or related field; applicants who have completed doctoral qualifying exams preferred
Deadline: Rolling; however, applications submitted by January 1 will receive priority review

In this 10–12-week internship, you will have the opportunity to solve real business problems by building robust models and performing meaningful and verifiable quantitative analysis. Your assignment will give you the opportunity to increase the analytical footprint in functions such as product management, claims, distribution, marketing, and human resources. Using statistical software such as R, Python, and SAS, you will answer business problems and manipulate data, as well as assist others with conducting business research in a hands-on environment. You will also prepare and give a presentation on your work to your colleagues and the data science management team at the conclusion of the summer.

Qualifications

  • Proven statistical/mathematical and analytical skills as normally acquired through the pursuit of a master’s or PhD degree in a mathematics, statistics, economics, or related field
  • A record of academic achievement and minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Solid oral/written communication skills
  • Solid interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment and independently
  • Proficiency in a statistical software package such as SAS, R, Python, etc.
  • Programming skills are desirable

Applications are only accepted at https://lmig.taleo.net/careersection/lmigcorp/jobdetail.ftl?job=98755.

Contact: Erika Howe Carter, 175 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116; (857) 224-5116

 

The Lubrizol Corporation

Wickliffe, Ohio
Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD
Deadline: February 2, 2019

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance, and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial, and consumer markets. Lubrizol’s products and technologies are in products you use every day—quite likely on surfaces and in fluids in the vehicles you drive, in the shampoos and soaps you use, in a medicine you take, in the clothes you wear, and in electronic devices and plumbing systems in your home.

Operating like a start-up company, but with the backing of a large corporation, the Statistics and Data Analytics team is charged with creating systems that enable highly effective product development via virtual experimentation, optimization, and knowledge discovery. In addition, the team provides data science consulting services to the Lubrizol technical community throughout the world. The project work depends on the skills/interests of the intern and needs of the department.

Apply at https://lubrizol.jobs.

Contact: Allison Rajakumar, 29400 Lakeland Blvd., Wickliffe, OH 44092; (440) 347-4679

 

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, Minnesota
Positions: 15–18
Type of Student: Undergraduate, Graduate, PhD
Deadline: January 15, 2019

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. Internships of 6–9 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, 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 available funding, and the number of applicants.

To apply, submit an unofficial transcript, résumé, and cover letter. Search by keyword “Biostats” (statistical internship) or “Intern-IS” (informatics internship).

Contact: Bud Harris, Department of Human Resources, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905; (480) 342-3493; (507) 284-1445 (fax)

 

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York, New York
Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: Undergraduate (with an expected graduation after December 2019)
Deadline: January 4, 2019

The Quantitative Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (QSURE) program is designed to provide a hands-on research experience to undergraduates with an aptitude for and interest in quantitative sciences in cancer. Students will participate in an individual research program and receive exposure to methods in biostatistics, epidemiology, and health outcomes research. Through the program, students will advance their quantitative skills and knowledge, as well as their understanding of options for graduate study and careers in these areas. Student research projects will be individualized and address topics such as survival analysis, prediction modeling, cancer epidemiology, genetics and genomics, quality measurement, and disparities in cancer care and outcomes.

Candidates must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate student with at least one semester remaining before graduation and have at least one semester of college-level statistics. Competitive applicants must have a keen interest in cancer and population health, demonstrated aptitude in data analysis, and excellent oral and written communication skills. The program provides a modest stipend for the 10-week summer internship at the department of epidemiology and biostatistics in midtown Manhattan. Housing will not be provided, and applicants must be authorized to work in the US.

Details and application

Contact: bstQSURE@mskcc.org

 

Mental Health in the Country of Ukraine

Kiev, Ukraine (2 weeks); Sioux Center, Iowa (8 weeks)
Positions: Nine
Type of Student: Undergraduate
Deadline: January 31, 2019

Undergraduate students with an interest in applying complex survey sampling techniques to the analysis of population-based psychological/mental health data from Ukraine are encouraged to apply to this international research program. Successful applicants will work with a team of other undergraduate students on interdisciplinary research projects investigating a variety of research questions about this developing country, leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at regional and national conferences.

Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend for the 10-week program, which runs from May 20 to July 26, 2019. The first ~ two weeks will be spent in Ukraine (travel, lodging, and related expenses are paid for by the program), working with research collaborators at the Kiev International Institute of Sociology. The remaining eight weeks will be spent in Sioux Center, Iowa.

Some projects are appropriate for students with more statistical background and others for students with less, so all levels of students are encouraged to apply. Free apartment-style housing and funds for travel to/from Sioux Center, Iowa, will be provided. Applicants must be US citizens.

Information and application

Contact: Cindy Nederhoff, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dordt College, 498 4th Ave. NE, Sioux Center, IA 51250; (712) 722-6264

 

Merck Research Laboratories

Suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Rahway, New Jersey; Kenilworth, New Jersey
Positions: ~12
Type of Student: Graduate
Deadline: Rolling

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 12 internships (~ 9–12 weeks) in pre-clinical biostatistics and clinical biostatistics for full-time students pursuing an MS or PhD in statistics or biostatistics. In these internships, you will work closely with an experienced pharmaceutical industry statistician to perform statistical analysis of data from 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 in statistics or biostatistics beginning in May or June of 2019
  • Must be available for 9–12 weeks, beginning June 2019
  • Must be returning to school in fall of 2019
  • Must have effective oral and written communication skills
  • Must have a good working knowledge of SAS, S-Plus, and/or R

Merck is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V, proudly embracing diversity in all its manifestations.

Contact: To be considered, create a profile and submit your résumé. Résumés will not be accepted via email.

 

National Cancer Institute

Rockville, Maryland
Positions: Two
Type of Student: Flexible
Deadline: 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. 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 methodological research in areas of substantial importance in the design and analysis of randomized clinical trials. Recently, we have focused mostly (but not exclusively) on the nexus among randomization methods, allocation concealment, and selection bias. Please familiarize yourself with this area of research before making contact.

Contact: Vance Berger, (240) 276-7142

 

Netflix (Science and Analytics)

Los Gatos, California; Los Angeles, California
Positions: ~ Five
Type of Student: Post-qual PhD students
Deadline: Mid-January 2019

The Science & Analytics team at Netflix is working to strengthen and optimize all parts of the Netflix business through data science and analytics. Our work spans analytic reporting, experimentation, causal inference, predictive modeling, research and development on new models and algorithms, and operations research.

Qualifications

  • Post-qual PhD student in a STEM field
  • Prior applied experience with statistics or machine learning
  • Comfortable coding in at least one language (e.g., R, Python, Java, Scala, C++)
  • Curious, self-motivated, and excited about solving open-ended challenges at Netflix
  • Great communication skills, both oral and written
  • Experience preferred with version control (e.g., git)
  • Experience preferred with distributed computing (e.g., Spark, Hadoop, Hive, Presto, or Pig)

Learn more about our work and our culture.

Contact: sa-fellows-info@netflix.com

 

Novartis

East Hanover, New Jersey; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Fort Worth, Texas; Princeton, New Jersey
Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: Graduate, PhD
Deadline: January 31, 2019

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 department of biostatistics and pharmacometrics will have multiple internship positions available for approximately 12 weeks (May to August; dates flexible).

Interns will work on their own statistics or pharmacometrics projects to design and analyze clinical trials and/or perform relevant quantitative research under the guidance of senior-level quantitative scientists. Various real-world problems will give interns hands-on exposure to early and late phases of drug development across different therapeutic areas, including oncology, cardiology, immunology, neurology, ophthalmology, and respiratory care. Potential topics include machine learning and deep learning, survival analysis, causal inference, Bayesian statistics, disease progression modeling, and/or PK/PD modeling. Interns will also attend seminars and other activities to enhance their understanding of the drug development process. Further, there will be opportunities for interns to present their project results to all quantitative scientists and other stakeholders.

Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate-level program working toward a PhD in biostatistics, statistics, pharmacometrics, engineering, or a related discipline and have completed at least 1.5 years of coursework. Competitive candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills and strong problem-solving skills. Working knowledge of R or SAS is preferred. Some projects require a strong background in NONMEM, Python, and/or other software and languages.

Contact: Send a CV and cover letter to internships.analytics@novartis.com

 

Pfizer Inc.

La Jolla, California; Groton, Connecticut; Collegeville, Pennsylvania; Cambridge, Massachusetts; New York, New York; Andover, Massachusetts; Pearl River, New York
Positions: 15
Type of Student: Graduate student in statistics, biostatistics, or related field
Deadline: January 31, 2019

At Pfizer, there are more than 200 statisticians working on all phases of drug development—discovery, development, manufacturing, and commercialization. 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,” in which each of the statistical, clinical, and clinical pharmacology disciplines bring 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, 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 likely involve the 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.

To apply, send an application to xun.lin@pfizer.com.

Contact: Xun Lin, Pfizer Inc., 10555 Science Center Drive, CB10-002/2207, San Diego, CA 92121

 

Procter & Gamble

Cincinnati (Mason), Ohio
Positions: One
Type of Student: PhD
Deadline: March 1, 2019

It is of interest to identify statistical designs and analyses/methods that can increase learning while reducing cost. We would like to examine the potential of using sequential designs, Bayesian methods, adaptive designs, or other statistical techniques that enable us to combine learning from multiple smaller studies. The successful intern will provide a literature review and identify approaches to implement now or to consider developing. Applications can only be accepted online via www.pgcareers.com. Search for “Modeling and Statistics PhD Internship” or posting number RND00003861.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, citizenship, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor. Immigration sponsorship is not available for this role. Procter & Gamble participates in e-verify as required by law.

Contact: Michael Joner, 8700 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, OH 45040; (513) 627-6661

 

QST Consultations, LTD

Allendale, Michigan
Positions: Two
Type of Student: Master’s or PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or related field
Deadline: January 16, 2019

This primarily SAS-based internship is a 12-week program starting May 20, 2019. The intern will be part of the Statistical Services department, become familiar with the CDISC data structure, and be involved in the programming of outputs for our clients. These outputs, including tables and listings, will be part of a clinical study report our clients will submit to regulatory authorities. From the internship, the student can expect to strengthen their SAS programming skills, be exposed to a typical office environment, and gain experience in the analysis and development of clinical trials. Last year, our PhD intern also had the opportunity to assist and become a co-author of a poster presentation for the Joint Statistical Meetings: “Comparison of Multiple Imputation and Repeated Measures Logistic Regression for Treatment of Missing Data.” This intern also worked on other projects within the Biostatistics Consulting group at QST.

QST Consultations, LTD, is a contract-based clinical research organization providing full clinical operations, data management, statistical analysis support, and medical writing services to the drug and device development industries. Founded in 1974, the company has collaborated with clients on many successful phase I–III and post-marketing clinical trials, along with ongoing marketing activity support. QST’s primary focus is to meet the goals of each client through personalized service and technical expertise; we currently work with a range of sponsors that extend from small start-up organizations to well-established leaders in the pharmaceutical industry.

Ideal Candidates

  • Are pursuing a master’s or PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or related field
  • Have basic competency with SAS
  • Have experience with Excel and Microsoft Office
  • Have basic to advanced understanding of applied statistics
  • Are interested in learning about clinical trials and the analysis and organization of the data
  • Can commit to 40 hours per week for the summer in Allendale, Michigan

Exceptional candidates who do not meet the above qualifications are still encouraged to apply if they have a deep interest in health-related research.

Contact: Rhonda Pardue, QST Consultations, LTD, 11275 Edgewater Drive, Allendale, MI 49401; (616) 892-3730; (616) 892-4781 (fax)

 

Sandia National Labs

Livermore, California
Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: Undergraduate and Graduate
Deadline: March 1, 2019

The Center for Cyber Defenders (CCD) gives interns practical experience with computer systems, network operations, and information protection. The CCD program is focused on developing the next generation of experts in the field of computer security from the software stack down to embedded hardware. Our program combines research with education and provides a venue to foster students’ abilities to address the serious and unique challenges existing in the realm of cyber security research. It also encourages the exploration of original ideas necessary to keep pace with the rapid changes in information technology and the increasing sophistication of cyber threats.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Currently attending and enrolled full time (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
  • US citizenship

Contact: Apply at www.sandia.gov/careers.

 

Sanofi US Inc.

Bridgewater, New Jersey; Cambridge, Massachusetts
Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: PhD candidates in statistics or biostatistics
Deadline: March 1, 2019

Successful candidates will work on design and analysis of early- and late-phase clinical trials and statistical methodology research under the supervision of senior-level statisticians.

Candidates must have completed at least two years of graduate coursework and be working on a dissertation toward a PhD in statistics or biostatistics. Requirements include effective oral and written communication skills and knowledge of SAS and/or R.

Contact: Email CV and unofficial graduate transcript to Xiaodong Luo, Department of Biostatistics and Programming, Sanofi US Inc., 55 Corporate Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08807; (908) 981-2552

 

SAS Institute Inc.

Cary, North Carolina
Positions: Two
Type of Student: PhD students in the United States who have completed at least two years of graduate work by the end of the spring semester 2019
Deadline: January 31, 2019

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 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
  • 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 2019.

You may apply to and view all SAS fellowship opportunities. You must ensure two faculty members from your graduate program send a letter of recommendation via PDF.

Contact: SASFellows@sas.com

 

Social and Decision Analytics Division, Biocomplexity Institute and Initiative, University of Virginia

Rosslyn, Arlington, Virginia
Positions: 8+ undergraduate and 4+ graduate
Type of Student: Undergraduate students in any discipline and graduate students (MS or PhD) with quantitative/analytical skills enrolled at any US university
Deadline: January 31, 2019

The Social and Decision Analytics Division (SDAD) at University of Virginia is seeking applications for graduate fellows and undergraduate interns for its Data Science for Public Good (DSPG) program.

The program will run from May 28 to August 9 for graduate fellows and June 3 to August 9 for undergraduate interns. Fellows and interns will work in teams collaborating with postdoctoral associates, research faculty, and project stakeholders. The research teams will combine disciplines—including statistics, data science, and the social and behavioral sciences—to address complex problems proposed by local, state, and federal agencies.

Details and application information can be found at https://dspg2019.github.io. The application will request a résumé, transcript, cover letter, and two reference letters.

SDAD is a leading research group in the Biocomplexity Institute and Initiative at the University of Virginia and combines expertise in statistics and social and behavioral sciences to develop quantitative methods and evidence-based research to inform decision-making and evaluation. The researchers at SDAD form a multidisciplinary team, with expertise in statistics, economics, computational social science, psychology, political science, policy and program evaluation, and data governance and information architecture. SDAD methods integrate statistical learning, network science, cognitive science, behavioral economics, game theory, crowdsourcing, and machine learning.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination or accessibility should contact the Office for Equity and Accessibility.

Contact: Gizem Korkmaz, Social and Decision Analytics Division Biocomplexity Institute and Initiative – University of Virginia, 1100 Wilson Blvd., Office #2910, Arlington, VA 22209

 

StataCorp LLC

College Station, Texas
Positions: 1–3
Type of Student: PhD student in statistics, biostatistics, econometrics, or a closely related field
Deadline: January 21, 2019

Candidates must have completed at least three years of graduate course work; have good statistical, technical writing, and communication skills; and have experience programming in Stata, C/C++, Java, or other statistical and programming languages. Research experience in Bayesian analysis, missing-data methods, multilevel modeling, nonparametric statistics, clinical trials, survival analysis, causal inference, time-series analysis, or panel-data analysis is desirable.

Job duties may include learning how to use and program in Stata; collaborating on projects suitable for publication in the Stata Journal; and assisting in adding new features to Stata, along with testing and documenting those features.

StataCorp LLC is an affirmative action employer—minorities/females/veterans/disability.

Contact: Apply at stata.com/internships.

 

Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (SIBS)

Six to nine sites, to be announced in early 2019
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. US citizenship or permanent resident status is required.
Deadline: Early March 2019 or as specified by individual sites

The Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (SIBS)—previously referred to as the Summer Institute in Biostatistics—sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), provides a comprehensive 6–7-week program designed to expose undergraduate students to the exciting opportunities offered by a career in biostatistics and 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 6–9 sites in the summer of 2019.

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. 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 to how many programs a student may apply.

Contact: Visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov/node-general/summer-institute-biostatistics starting in the middle of January 2019 for information about locations and links to the individual program sites

 

Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: PhD
Deadline: March 1, 2019

The Statistical and Quantitative Data Science Institute of Takeda Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is looking for PhD graduate students interested in an internship during summer 2019.

Interns will work closely with experienced industry statisticians on topics related to the complex innovative design and new analysis methods for clinical trials and/or pre-clinical studies. Takeda research and development uses science and innovation to improve people’s lives in various therapeutic areas.

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) and have passed their qualification exams. Three years or more of training post bachelor’s degree is preferred. At the end of the internship program, interns will give a presentation summarizing their work.

Multiple interns have been hired by Takeda as full-time employees after finishing intern training and graduating from their PhD programs in the last five years.

Contact: Intern Coordinator, (617) 374-7754

 

Thomas Jefferson University, Division of Biostatistics

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Positions: Three
Type of Student: Undergraduate (junior or senior year), Graduate (MS or PhD)
Deadline: February 7, 2018

Jefferson’s Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics will sponsor up to three students as summer interns. Projects with either a biostatistics focus (within the division) or a data science focus (at a local health care start-up) are available.

Interns will:

  • Research statistical topics relevant to biomedical research
  • Apply statistical thinking to biomedical research problems
  • Analyze real-world biomedical data and interpret the results
  • Develop statistical programming skills in SAS, R, and other languages
  • Develop and practice communication of statistical methods and results through written and oral presentations
  • Receive guidance and mentoring regarding their future studies and career trajectory

The internship will run for 8–10 weeks from June to August. Interns will be paid a stipend, which will be dependent on academic level, experience, and work schedule.

Applicants should have an interest in pursuing a career in (bio)statistics, data science, or another similar quantitative field with a focus on the biomedical sciences. They may be current students or recent graduates.

  • For undergraduate students (or those with an undergraduate degree), any degree program is acceptable, but applicants should have strong mathematical and analytical skills and at least one course in computer programming.
  • For graduate students (or those holding a graduate degree), the degree program should be statistics, biostatistics, or similar quantitative field.

Apply online.

Requests for interviews will be sent by February 28, and a final decision will be made by March 31.

Contact: Gloria Elnitsky, (215) 955-9079

 

Travelers

Hartford, Connecticut; St. Paul, Minnesota
Positions: 25
Type of Student: MS or PhD
Deadline: January 2018

Travelers Advanced Analytics Internship Program provides qualified students an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand business experience, receive valuable on-the-job training, and learn about the many advanced analytic and data science positions available in the insurance industry. Interns will work on challenging assignments that will use and develop their technical and business skills.

This 10-week program allows students to acquire advanced analytical experience working with key business areas (e.g., business insurance, personal insurance, claim).

Responsibilities

  • Work in a collaborative and dynamic environment providing recommendations to management on projects that deal with advanced analytical concepts
  • Design and build statistical models at the right level of complexity to produce relevant results for the business
  • Identify, integrate, and structure complex data flows
  • Identify new opportunities for analytic solutions
  • Validate, manipulate, and perform data analysis tasks
  • Provide qualitative and quantitative data support to ensure accuracy of metrics

Contact: www.travelers.com/careers – Job Posting Number 16999BR; Kathy Ziff

 

Two Sigma Investments, LP

New York, New York
Type of Student: Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD
Deadline: February 28, 2019

As a quantitative research intern, you will:

  • Use the scientific method to develop sophisticated investment models and shape our insights into how the markets will behave
  • Apply quantitative techniques like machine learning to a vast array of data sets
  • Create and test complex investment ideas and partner with our engineers to test your theories

Review and apply for our internship positions:

BS/MS candidates

PhD candidates

 

Undergraduate Research Program in Statistical Genetics

Sioux Center, Iowa
Positions: 5–6
Type of Student: Undergraduate
Deadline: January 31, 2019

Undergraduate students with an interest in statistical genetics and biostatistics are encouraged to apply to participate in the 13th 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. Participants will receive a $4,000 stipend for the ~eight-week program, which runs from June 3 to July 26, 2019. Free apartment-style housing and funds for travel to/from Sioux Center, Iowa, will be provided.

Applicants must be US citizens.

Some hiring may take place prior to the deadline, so applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials as soon as possible.

Information and application

Contact: Nathan Tintle, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dordt College, 498 4th Ave. NE, Sioux Center, IA 51250; (712) 722-6264

 

The University of North Carolina Center for AIDS Research

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Positions: 1–2
Type of Student: Undergraduate (including graduating seniors)
Deadline: March 4, 2019 (rolling admission)

The Biostatistics Core at UNC Center for AIDS Research is seeking a part‐time paid summer undergraduate intern (~15+ hours/week). The core helps design studies, analyze data, and advance statistics methods for HIV research at UNC and internationally.

As a summer intern, you will have the opportunity to aid in statistical analysis and gain valuable experience in multidisciplinary research. Students majoring in math, statistics, computer science, data science, or another quantitative research field are invited to apply. You will gain valuable, collaborative research experience.

Students from under-represented minorities majoring in any of the above fields are highly encouraged to apply. If you have R‐project, SAS, or Python coding experience, let us know! For details, visit http://unccfar.org (Core: Biostatistics).

Summer housing/relocation is the responsibility of the applicant.

Contact (email preferred): Katie R. Mollan, Center for AIDS Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 3126 McGavran-Greenberg Hall, CB #7420; (919) 966-8421

 

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: Undergraduate
Deadline: February 1, 2019

The Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) and the Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program at the University of Pennsylvania are accepting applications for undergraduate students to participate in summer research. Students seeking to complete a summer fellowship in biostatistics may indicate their interest in biostatistics in their application(s).

SUIP is designed to provide an intense research experience to students interested in graduate study in the biomedical sciences, including biostatistics. Each intern is matched with a faculty mentor from the Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS) program at the University of Pennsylvania according to the information submitted during the application process. Interns participate in the investigator’s ongoing research and perform a specific, supervised research project related to the goals of the research group. Interns also attend research seminars and have the opportunity to meet with directors of BGS PhD programs and current students. This 10-week program runs from early June to mid-August.

The SUMR program is an initiative by the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) and the Health Care Management Department of the Wharton School to provide under-represented minority undergraduate students or interested others an opportunity to explore the exciting field of health services research. The SUMR program is open to rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors, or seniors interested in exploring the field of health services research. Program participants should have an interest in health care and strong quantitative skills. Prospective participants do not have to make a commitment in advance to attend graduate school to be accepted into the program, but an academic or research career should be something they are considering. SUMR scholars work with a Penn faculty member on a health services project, gain practical advice about graduate school opportunities (including GRE prep), and attend a health services–related research conference. The 2019 program will run for 12 weeks from May 28 through August 16.

Apply online at www.med.upenn.edu/suip or https://ldi.upenn.edu/sumr/application. A complete application includes an online application form, statement of career goals and area of interest, two letters of recommendation, and an official transcript.

Contact: Alisa Stephens-Shields, (215) 898-1606, (215) 573-4865 (fax)

 

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Positions: 1
Type of Student: Graduate
Deadline: May 1, 2019

The University of Pennsylvania is looking to provide a motivated graduate student the opportunity to gain considerable hands-on experience in all aspects of statistical consulting through an internship position. Client projects span a broad range of the health sciences. Assignments include work in experimental study design, machine learning, data analysis, power analysis, manuscript preparation, randomization scheme generation, and/or clinical study reporting. The student intern will initially work under the close guidance of an experienced statistician. On-the-job training will be provided as needed.

Candidates should be available to meet at least once per week, depending on workload and complexity of project(s). Self-motivated and disciplined candidates are required for this position, as successful remote working habits will be crucial to the intern’s performance. The opportunity may extend beyond the semester of hire and may turn into a paid and/or permanent position contingent upon successful completion of the internship and exceptional professional development.

Contact: Jesse Chittams, (215) 898-6734, (215) 898-3056 (fax)

 

US Census Bureau

Suitland, Maryland/Washington, DC
Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: Undergraduate or graduate in statistics, mathematics, economics, or related field
Deadline: N/A

Positions will be filled under the Pathways Internship Program. This program allows students to gain paid work experience while pursuing a degree, diploma, or certificate at a qualifying institution. Under the Pathways Program, students who successfully complete all work, study, qualifications, and other eligibility requirements may be offered a permanent position with our agency upon graduation or completion of a qualifying certificate.

This is an internship for students who have recently been accepted in or are currently enrolled at least half time in a certificate- or degree-seeking program at an accredited college or university, graduate, or professional school. Half time is six semester hours for undergraduates and three semester hours for master’s and above students.

Responsibilities

  • Initiate investigations based on observations in program assignment areas
  • Select and modify statistical techniques and methods to produce accurate and timely data
  • Evaluate alternatives to determine the appropriate methodology and procedures for efficiency, reliability, and feasibility
  • Prepare documentation of procedures, findings, and problems encountered with recommendations

Conditions of Employment

  • US citizen
  • Suitable for federal employment
  • Registered for Selective Service System, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
  • Complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450), if applicable
  • Maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Sign a Pathways Agreement

Minimum Education Requirements

  • Successfully completed two full academic years of post-high-school study or an associate’s degree, at least 60 credits (90 quarter hours)
  • Degree that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or mathematics and statistics), provided at least six semester hours were in statistics and nine additional semester hours were in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, engineering, social sciences, demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc.

To apply, visit www.usajobs.gov and search for Statistician Intern, GS-1599-4/7/9, Census-Pathways.

Contact: Linda Buckner, Pathways Internship Coordinator, Human Resources Division, (301) 763-4610

 

Zoetis (Veterinary Medicine R&D)

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Positions: 1
Type of Student: Graduate, PhD
Deadline: January 2019

The summer intern will obtain first-hand knowledge of the design and analysis of laboratory and clinical model studies for the progression of products within research and development’s industry-leading portfolio in veterinary medicine. The intern will work alongside the biometrics team and get ample opportunity to showcase and refine their programming and data review skills. The intern may also be asked to research methods or complete projects that will complement the work the global biometrics team is providing their clients.

Job Duties

  • Assist in the design, analysis, and interpretation of biological and pharmaceutical studies
  • Work on small projects that enhance the support the global biometrics team can provide to our clients (e.g., programming efficiencies, website maintenance, literature reviews, and simulations for specific topics, etc.)
  • Interact with biometricians, laboratory scientists, and clinicians in a matrix environment
  • Participate in a cross-disciplinary internship program aimed at providing interns experiences throughout the animal health field within the research and development environment

Qualifications

  • Completion of BS in statistics/computer science/animal science
  • Enrolled in MS or PhD program in statistics or related field (animal breeding, etc.)
  • Knowledge of data manipulation and statistical analysis programming in SAS (experience in R is a plus)
  • Knowledge of experimental design, mixed linear and nonlinear model methodologies, and categorical data analyses
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills, including use of MS Office
  • Enrolled in a degree program during the spring term preceding internship
  • Completion of at least one year of undergraduate studies and a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • At least 18 years of age and authorized to work in the US
  • Successfully pass a background check and drug screen
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, problemsolving, and analytical skills

Contact: Apply online at https://zoetis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/zoetis_intern. Search R&D Intern – Statistics/Biometrics.