Additional Internships

Every year, a list of internship opportunities for students is published on STATtr@k. Here are additional internships we received after the original post. If your organization would like to include an internship opportunity online, please complete our form. Interested students will send a letter of inquiry and résumé directly to the contact and location you list. Contact with questions.

Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA
Number of Positions: Up to 20
Type of Student: Undergraduate
Deadline for Applying: February 15 for full consideration, but applications considered afterward

This eight-week (May 26–July 17) program will provide undergraduate students with hands-on experience working with real data on real problems in a stimulating, collaborative, and supportive environment. Students will work on projects derived from pressing problems facing researchers in the department of statistics at Carnegie Mellon, which is highly regarded for the depth and strength of its interdisciplinary collaborations. Participants in this program will engage with the faculty and graduate students actively involved in this research. Students will work in small groups, under the supervision of an advisor.

Students will receive a stipend of $4,000. Additional funding for housing is available to students from under-represented minority groups. Go to the website for more information and to apply.

Contact: Paige Houser at

RTI International

Research Triangle Park, NC
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: Undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD
Deadline for Applying: Rolling

The Center for Data Science at RTI International is seeking a data science intern with an analytical mindset for solving problems with a growing team of RTI data scientists and domain experts on government and commercial analytics projects, as well as to build internal tools and capacity. Projects range in the domains of public health, health care, health communications, global health, social science research, sample surveys, engineering, and the environment. Our goal is to solve problems and inform decisionmaking through innovation, collaboration, and technical expertise such as data mining, mathematical and simulation modeling, forecasting, data visualization, and predictive analytics.

RTI offers summer internships to graduate and undergraduate students depending on the needs within our various research areas. RTI internships provide students learning experiences and opportunities to contribute meaningfully alongside RTI staff to further our mission to improve the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Summer RTI interns will be able to participate in various enrichment activities such as workshops, seminars, networking, and social events with other RTI interns from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. In addition, summer RTI interns will be offered the opportunity to present their work at our annual internship symposium.

Contact: For full data science internship description, more information, and a list of other RTI internships, visit RTI’s website. For questions, contact

Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Cambridge, MA, and Deerfield, IL
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: Graduate, PhD
Deadline for Applying: April 15, 2015

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, including cardiovascular and metabolic, oncology, central nervous system, immunology and respiratory, general medicine, and vaccines.

Takeda is a research-based global pharmaceutical company. It is the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and one of the global leaders of the industry. Please visit Takeda’s website for a full description of the company.

Candidates must be enrolled in a PhD statistics program (which includes biostatistics, bioinformatics, mathematics programs with an emphasis on statistics). Candidate PhD student must have passed 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.

Contacts: Jing Xu for Cambridge, MA, site; Michael Shi for Deerfield, IL, site at


Hartford, CT; St. Paul, MN
Number of Positions: 20–25
Type of Student: Undergraduate, Graduate, or PhD
Deadline for Applying: March 1, 2015

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

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

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

Contact: Daren Mauro,