A Few Internship Opportunities

Every year, a list of internship opportunities for students is published on STATtr@k in December. The following internship listings need positions filled before December, so we have posted them here.

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

Monsanto Company

St. Louis, MO
Number of Positions: 1
Type of Student (e.g., graduate, PhD): Graduate
Deadline for Applying: November 1, 2015

Monsanto is seeking a highly motivated individual to become part of our fast-moving, interdisciplinary Regulatory Statistics team. The successful candidate will join a group that provides scientific leadership and analytical support in the areas of product safety and efficacy, product characterization, and environmental risk assessment to enable global regulatory approvals of biotechnology-derived crops. The intern will be responsible for conducting independent research and statistical analyses, preparing reports, and communicating results to the Regulatory organization. The intern will also have the opportunity to interact with scientists from across the organization to gain knowledge and awareness of various technical areas of research.

The position requires at least one year of graduate work in statistic, biostatistics, or related field. The ideal candidate will be familiar with several of the following areas: statistical models for non-normal data, including counts, discrete and continuous proportions, and ordinal responses; fitting linear- and generalized linear mixed models using SAS MIXED and GLIMMIX; non-parametric methods; and spatial statistics. The ideal candidate will also have an interest in applications of modern biotechnology to sustainable agriculture. Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Required Skills:

  • Current MS or PhD students who are pursuing a degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, or related field
  • Familiarity with several of the following areas: statistical models for nonnormal data; fitting linear- and generalized linear mixed models using SAS MIXED and GLIMMIX; non-parametric methods; and spatial statistics
  • Willingness and ability to relocate for the summer
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and problem-solving abilities
  • Detail- and results-oriented with the ability to thrive in a team-based environment
  • Ability to communicate complex quantitative analyses in a clear, precise, and actionable manner

To apply, visit Careers website and enter Requisition ID: 0134X


Adam Schapaugh, adam.schapaugh@monsanto.com (314) 694-1532


Chicago, Illinois
Number of Positions: 6
Type of Student: Graduate
Deadline for Applying: November (we consider students as they apply)

CNA’s predictive analytics team is seeking individuals who possess intellectual curiosity and a drive to learn, the ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience and are innovative and analytical thinkers. We uses statistical models to understand the risks our customers face. Members of the teamwork with large data sets to conduct analyses, build multivariate models with various statistical techniques, and collaborate with their business partners in Actuarial, Underwriting, and Claim to provide them with information that helps price products and drive strategic decision making.

To apply

  1. Go to CNA website
  2. Click “Apply Now” on the bottom left side of the page
  3. Search for job number ACT0000CR.

Contact: Joel Atkins joel.atkins@cna.com