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Every December, a list of internship opportunities for students is published in Amstat News. If your organization would like to include an internship opportunity on our website, please complete the form. Interested students will send a letter of inquiry and résumé directly to the contact and location you list.

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

Contact Rebecca Nichols at (703) 684–1221, Ext. 1877, or educinfo@amstat.org with questions.


Abbott Park, Illinois
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: MS or PhD in statistics or biostatistics
Deadline: February 15, 2011

The clinical statistics department within global pharmaceutical research and development at Abbott anticipates having internship positions available for the summer of 2011. Internships will begin in May/June and are typically 10–12 weeks, with housing provided to qualified applicants. You will be provided with practical “hands-on” experience and given an opportunity to build your understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and of Abbott. The successful candidate will be assigned specific projects in support of one of our global project teams and work under the guidance of a senior statistician (mentor) to perform statistical analyses of data from clinical trials and/or conduct statistical research in areas of interest to the clinical statistics department. The successful candidate also may have the opportunity to participate in statistical seminars and workshops. At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will give a presentation that summarizes some aspect of their work while at Abbott. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate-level curriculum leading to an MS or PhD in statistics or biostatistics, have completed at least one full year of study, be in good academic standing within their graduate program and overall at their university, and continue to be enrolled in graduate school the fall season following the potential internship. In addition, applicants must demonstrate excellent communication, teamwork, and problemsolving skills.

Contact: Please use our online career center. Click on “careers,” then “job search,” and enter keyword 81082BR.

ACT, Inc.

Iowa City, Iowa
Number of Positions: Up to 10
Type of Student: Doctoral student enrolled in statistics, measurement, educational or quantitative psychology, or a related doctoral program at a U.S. institution
Deadline: February 11, 2011

ACT conducts an eight-week summer internship program for outstanding doctoral students interested in careers related to assessment and educational studies. The 2011 program will run from June 6 to July 29 at ACT’s headquarters in Iowa City, Iowa. The summer internship program provides interns with practical experience through completion of a project, seminars, and direct interaction with professional staff responsible for research and development of testing and intervention programs. Interns participate in analysis of real or simulated data in areas such as equating, cognitive diagnostics, computer-based testing, validity, reliability, test theory, and score reporting. Information and application materials are available online. Interns are provided a $5,000 stipend, plus reimbursement for round-trip transportation costs. A $1,000 supplemental housing allowance is available for applicants living outside a 50-mile radius. The program is also intended to assist in increasing the diversity of professionals in measurement and related fields.

Contact: Mark Larson, Human Resources Dept., ACT, Inc., 500 ACT Drive, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243-0168; (319) 337-1763; (319) 341-2450 (fax); working@act.org

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Washington, DC
Number of Positions: 12–15
Type of Student: Undergraduates in their senior year; graduate and post-graduate students in science, engineering, and mathematics
Deadline: January 15, 2011

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship seeks to increase communication skills in student scientists. Fellows work for 10 weeks during the summer at mass media sites nationwide, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and NPR. Fellows use their academic training in the sciences as they research, write, and report today’s headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific and technical issues to the public. Applicants must be enrolled in the natural, physical, health, engineering, computer, social sciences, or mathematics. Students enrolled in English, journalism, science journalism, or other nontechnical fields are not eligible. $4,500 stipend plus travel expenses. Visit the website for an application and more information.

Contact: Rahman A. Culver, Project Director, Education and Human Resources, AAAS, 1200 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 326-6645; (202) 371-9849 (fax); raculver@aaas.org

Amgen Inc.

Thousand Oaks and San Francisco, California; Seattle, Washington
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: PhD
Deadline: February 11, 2011

Interns 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, and inflammation. At the conclusion of the internship program, interns will give a presentation summarizing their work. Applicants must be a current PhD student who has completed one year of PhD work in biostatistics or statistics and a master’s degree in biostatistics or statistics. Additionally, proficiency in SAS or S-Plus on either a UNIX or NT platform is preferred. As an EEO/AA M/F/D/V employer, Amgen values and encourages diversity in the workplace. To create a profile and apply, visit the website, click on “careers,” select “job search,” and then enter “3304BR” in a search field. You also may search by selecting “career category” and then “college job.”

Contact: Karen Schenk, University Relations Department, One Amgen Center Drive, 19-1-A, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320; (805) 447-4033; (805) 498-8131 (fax); karen.schenk@amgen.com

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

Little Rock, Arkansas
Number of Positions: 1–2
Type of Student: Graduate
Deadline: January 31, 2011

Summer intern will work with biostatisticians and clinical investigators to provide statistical expertise in the design, evaluation, and analysis of 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. Ideal candidates will be proficient in SAS and R. Previous research experience is highly valuable, but not required. To apply, send an undergraduate and graduate transcript (request for undergraduate transcripts may be waived for international students only), résumé, and cover letter to the contact below. Visit the website for more information about the department of pediatrics.

Contact: Hannah Feild, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, 1 Children’s Way, Slot 512–43, Little Rock, AR 72202; (501) 364-6631; (501) 364-1431(fax). All requested documents should be mailed or faxed; emailed applications will not be reviewed. Questions regarding the position can be emailed to hcfeild@uams.edu.

Celgene Corporation

Summit, New Jersey
Number of Positions: 1
Type of Student: PhD
Deadline: April 9, 2011

Celgene Corporation is committed to delivering innovative therapies designed to improve the lives of patients worldwide. We are a global biopharmaceutical company with operations in more than 60 countries that is helping to turn incurable cancers into chronic, manageable conditions. The biostatistics and statistical programming department has one internship position in biostatistics for full-time students pursuing a PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or a related area. You will work closely with an experienced pharmaceutical industry statistician on data analysis and reporting and/or statistical research related to drug development. To be considered, you must have completed required courses and are working on your dissertation toward a PhD in statistics, have effective oral and written communication skills and good working knowledge of SAS and/or R.

Contact: Those interested in the position should send their résumé and a reference letter from a professor to careersnj@celgene.com.

Eli Lilly and Company

Indianapolis, Indiana
Number of Positions: 3–4
Type of Student: MS or PhD with 2 years of completed graduate work
Deadline: January 31, 2011

The global statistical sciences division of Eli Lilly and Company anticipates having several internship positions available for the summer of 2011. The internships will 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 (mentor) in one of our varied research areas. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate-level curriculum leading to an MS or PhD in statistics or biostatistics. Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to influence; excellent communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills; strong problemsolving skills; creativity and innovation, and self-management skills are desired.

Contact: To apply for this position, visit the website.

Energy Information Administration

Washington, DC
Number of Positions: Several
Type of Student: Undergraduate, graduate
Deadline: January 2011

Opportunities are available for students from a variety of academic disciplines, particularly for those with majors in economics, mathematics, statistics, engineering, operations research, business/finance, and web development. Duties and responsibilities can include assisting with data analysis and forecasting, developing and designing modeling systems, completing surveys or reports, researching trends and issues in domestic and international energy markets, and participating in website design and development. Visit the website and click on the internship page for more information.

Contact: EIA’s Recruitment Team, careers@eia.gov

Geisinger Center for Health Research

Danville, Pennsylvania
Number of Positions: 3
Type of Student: PhD
Deadline: January 31, 2011

Geisinger Center for Health Research is accepting applications for funded summer graduate internships. Interns will work with experienced statisticians and clinical investigators in the design and analysis of research projects originating from specialty areas such as childhood obesity, weight-loss surgery, autism, stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, genomics, and overactive bladder. In some cases, interns may be able to suggest a suitable research project on which to work. Candidates with interest and/or expertise in comparative effectiveness research, causal inference, or machine learning are encouraged to apply. Interns will prepare a written report and brief presentation summarizing their work and forming a permanent record of their efforts. Qualified candidates must be enrolled in a PhD program in statistics or biostatistics and have completed at least two years of graduate work by May 2011. Candidates must have good communication skills and an eagerness to work with real-world data. Start dates and durations are flexible. A housing stipend will be provided. Applicants should submit a résumé/CV, cover letter detailing research interests or goals for the internship, and names and contact information for two references. Visit the website for an online application form.

Contact: Kari Walgran, Internship Coordinator, 100 North Academy Ave., MC 44-00, Danville, PA 17822; (570) 214-8193; (570) 214-9451 (fax); kewalgran@geisinger.edu

Genentech, Inc.

South San Francisco, California
Number of Positions: 6–8
Type of Student: Graduate pursuing PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or related field
Deadline: January 31, 2011, but offers may be made earlier

Genentech, a member of Roche group, is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes biotherapeutics for patients with significant unmet medical needs. 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 including oncology, immunology, ophthalmology, and virology. Specific topics range from problems in genomics and, more generally, translational research to late-stage clinical trials and post-marketing evaluations. At the end of his/her 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 a current graduate student pursuing a PhD in statistics or biostatistics who has completed at least one year of graduate work by May 2011 and who will be returning to school in the fall of 2011. 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 have good communication skills.

Contact: Please send CV, personal statement of interest, and a letter of recommendation to gne2011@gene.com.

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, R&D

Philadelphia and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Number of Positions: 3
Type of Student: Graduate student in statistics or biostatistics
Deadline: April 15, 2011

Students will work with pharmaceutical industry statisticians on experimental design and data analysis projects in a variety of drug discovery and development areas. The student co-op will be analyzing clinical/preclinical data and writing SAS/R programs. The work may include, but is not limited to, exploratory research on innovative scientific and statistical methodology, simulation, setting up study designs, QC of analysis results, and writing statistical reports. Positions are targeted for 6–12 months. The length of time and starting dates are negotiable. Knowledge of SAS and S-plus/R is preferred. Please email a cover letter and résumé with a list of statistics courses taken.

Contact: Kai-Fen Wang, Principal Statistician, GlaxoSmithKline R&D, King of Prussia, PA 19406; (610) 787-5501; Kai-Fen.2.wang@gsk.com

Google, Inc.

Mountain View, California; New York, New York; Seattle, Washington; Boulder, Colorado
Number of Positions: 6
Type of Student: PhD
Deadline: February 1, 2011

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

Contact: Anu Zutshi, Technical Recruiting, Room 303B, Bldg MTV-41, 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy., Mountain View, CA 94043; anu@google.com

Hope College

Holland, Michigan
Number of Positions: 3
Type of Student: Undergraduate
Deadline: February 25, 2011

Undergraduate students with an interest in statistical genetics are encouraged to apply to participate in Hope College’s nationally recognized undergraduate research program. Work with a team of 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 website for more information, a link to this year’s project descriptions, and an application. Participants will receive a stipend of $3,200 for the 8-week program, which runs from June 6 through July 29, 2011. Free apartment-style housing and funds for travel to/from Hope College will be provided. In addition to the statistical genetics research group, research opportunities in probability, topology, graph theory, numerical analysis, dynamical systems, and other mathematical topics are offered through the Hope College Mathematics Department. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Hiring may take place prior to the deadline, so applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials as soon as possible.

Contact: Nathan Tintle, Mathematics Department, Hope College, 27 Graves Place, Holland, MI 49423; (616) 395-7272; (616) 395-7123 (fax); tintle@hope.edu

Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM)

Washington, DC
Number of Positions: 30
Type of Student: Undergraduates who have completed their sophomore or junior year as of June 2011
Deadline: February 1, 2011, at 5 p.m. ET

Successful applicants will work at one of the federal statistical agencies in the Washington, DC, area during the summer of 2011. They will work on key indicators of unemployment, crime, consumer prices, population migration and growth, agricultural production, educational performance of young people, transportation trends, or a host of other topics. They will participate in seminars on survey methodology and explore career options in survey research. This is a paid internship, with a salary of at least $24,000 (full-time annual equivalent), and dormitory housing will be provided.

Contact: JPSM, 1218 LeFrak Hall, College Park, MD 20742

Lubrizol Corporation

Wickliffe, Ohio
Number of Positions: 1–2
Type of Student: Graduate students in statistics
Deadline: February 15, 2011

The Lubrizol Corporation is an innovative specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies to improve the quality and performance of our customers’ products in the global transportation, industrial, and consumer markets. The R&D statistical sciences department is seeking applications for a 3-month summer internship. Typical activities within the group include building predictive models, designing and analyzing experiments, performing general data analyses, and teaching courses. The group also plays a key role in the development and deployment of a global formulation prediction system known as Q.LIFE. Whereas actual intern duties will depend on the skills of the individual and current needs of the group, possible areas of involvement include performing data manipulation and analysis, assisting with consulting tasks, and programming statistical algorithms. Training in regression modeling, design of experiments, and data analysis is required, as are strong problemsolving, statistical computing, and communication skills. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate-level statistics program. If interested, visit the website and apply for the intern statistician position.

Contact: Debbie DeRenzo, Corporate Recruiter, 29400 Lakeland Blvd., Wickliffe, OH 44092; (440) 347-1044; (440) 347-5317 (fax); debbie.derenzo@lubrizol.com

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, Minnesota
Number of Positions: 6–10
Type of Student: PhD, graduate, undergraduate
Deadline: January 10 to February 13, 2011

The Mayo Clinic Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics (BSI) has summer internship opportunities for undergraduate students who have completed their junior year and graduate students at all levels. Internships of six to nine months also may be available throughout the year. 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, R, or scripting language (e.g., Java/Perl/Python) is preferred. Whether an individual applicant will be offered a position depends on their qualifications, our need, funding, and the number of applicants. For more information, click on professional opportunities on the website. To apply, submit your résumé and cover letter online. To find current openings, enter “Intern-Biostats” as a keyword. Visit the website to learn more about Mayo Clinic.

Contact: Erika Wohlfiel, Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Mayo Clinic, Stabile 11, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905; (507) 284-8763; (507) 284-0360 (fax); wohlfiel.erika@mayo.edu

Merck Research Laboratories

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Rahway, New Jersey; Kenilworth, New Jersey
Number of Positions: 15
Type of Student: Graduate
Deadline: January 31, 2011

Merck & Co. Inc., established in 1891, is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to putting patients first. Join us and experience our culture first-hand—one of strong ethics and integrity, diversified experiences, and a resounding passion for improving human health. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career. The biostatistics and research decision sciences department has internships in biometrics research (preclinical biostatistics), nonclinical statistics, clinical biostatistics, and health economics for full-time students pursuing an MS or PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or economics. In these internships, you will work closely with an experienced pharmaceutical industry statistician to perform statistical analysis of data from and/or conduct statistical research related to basic drug research, clinical pharmacology, drug and vaccine development, pharmacogenomics, or health economics. To be considered, you must have completed at least two semesters of graduate work toward an MS or PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or economics by May 30, 2011; be returning to school in Fall 2011; have effective oral and written communication skills; and have a good working knowledge of SAS, S-Plus, and/or R.

Contact: Visit our career site to create a profile and submit your résumé for requisition #QUA002340

Mostly Math

Walnut Creek, California
Number of Positions: 3–4
Type of Student: Terminal master’s degree in statistics
Deadline: May apply throughout the year

Instructing, business research, or a combination of instructing and business research internships are available. The intern will learn how to assess student needs and effectively teach math, statistics, and probability to six college students. The intern will manage a business research project, including developing a statistical analysis plan, analyzing data, and writing a report. The intern will gain insight into running a small business and often work directly with the owner of the company. Applicants must be currently enrolled or have graduated in the last 18 months and be eligible to work in the United States. Apply online. Only complete applications will be considered.

Contact: Ms. Johnston, Mostly Math, 2500 Camino Diablo, Suite 106, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

Fairfax, Virginia
Number of Positions: 3
Type of Student: Graduate student (PhD preferred)
Deadline: March 1, 2011

NASS is the principal data-collection and estimation arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The agency designs and conducts a variety of surveys focusing on agricultural output and farm conditions, from which it produces a range of official estimates. Intern positions are in its research and development division, which is constantly trying to improve and enhance the agency’s abilities to estimate and forecast accurately using the latest developments in mathematical statistics, cognitive science, and remote sensing. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Preference will be given to candidates having an interest in a future career with the agency.

Contact: Mark Harris, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 3251 Old Lee Highway, Room 305, Fairfax, VA 22030-1504; (703) 877-8000, Ext. 101; (703) 877-8042 (fax); markharris@nass.usda.gov

National Cancer Institute

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

Interns will work with clinical trials methodological research, specifically helping to prepare manuscripts (for publication) focusing on the design and analysis of clinical trials. For details, visit the website. This is an unpaid internship. To compensate, we try to make the experience as educational and rewarding as possible. There is no clerical work. Rather, the intern engages in high-level research in important areas.

Contact: Vance Berger, vb78c@nih.gov or vance917@gmail.com; (301) 435-5303; (301) 402-0816 (fax)

New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC)

New York, New York
Number of positions: 10
Type of Student: Graduate statistics students of MDs
Deadline: May 1, 2010

New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, despite the “corporation” in the name, is a city government–owned agency. We operate the public hospitals in New York City. There are 11 acute care hospitals; two long-term hospitals; and some nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and outpatient clinics. Our office is part of the Medical and Professional Affairs (M&PA) division of HHC headquarters. M&PA addresses the quality and safety of care provided to our patients, and our office does the statistical analysis for M&PA. Our data are “dirty,” with misspelled names, different units of measurement, and other issues. Generally, the volume of our data is too great to consider cleaning the dirty data by hand, so interns will have a lot of experience writing SAS code to identify and clean problematic data elements in large data sets. Interns who spend a few months with us generally move to analyzing the data for their own project, once the data are cleaned. Because the databases are large and the analysis complex, interns benefit most when they spend several months with us. This internship is unpaid.

Contact: Shunsuke Ito, Division of Statistics/Data, HHC Room 1136, 346 Broadway, New York, NY 10013; (212) 676 0923; Sunsuke.ito@nychhc.org.

Novartis Oncology, Biometrics and Data Management

Cambridge, Massachusetts; Florham Park, New Jersey
Number of Positions: 4 in Florham Park, 1 in Cambridge
Type of Student: At least 18 months of graduate work
Deadline: February 18, 2011

The internship program will be approximately 12 weeks (May–August, dates flexible). Interns will work with senior-level statisticians and focus on statistical research in both early clinical development using biomarkers and full clinical development in oncology. Topics include survival analysis, Bayesian methods, use of auxiliary variables, resampling techniques, health-related quality of life, missing data, modeling, and simulation. Candidates must be graduate students within an MS or PhD program in biostatistics, statistics, or a related degree with at least 1.5 years of graduate work; have a working knowledge of SAS, including SAS/GRAPH (and S-Plus helpful); and have good verbal and written communication skills.

Contact: Linda Finelli, Biometrics and Data Management, Novartis Oncology, 180 Park Ave., Florham Park, NJ 07932; (862) 778-7404; (973) 781-2703 (fax); linda.finelli@novartis.com

NuVasive, Inc.

San Diego, California
Number of positions: 1
Type of Student: PhD candidate in statistics or biostatistics (will consider exemplary MS-level student)
Deadline: March 31, 2011

NuVasive is a medical device company focused on the design, development, and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders. The biometrics department anticipates having an internship available in May or June lasting 8–12 weeks. This internship will provide an opportunity to build an understanding of the regulated medical device industry and work on both applied and theoretical problems with direct relevance to clinical research. The intern will work under the supervision of the director of biometrics and provide statistical analysis, statistical programming, QC programming, simulations, and literature review in support of clinical trials and research projects. It is not uncommon for the intern to have FDA interactions or collaborate on manuscript development for peer-reviewed publications. At the conclusion of the program, the intern will give a presentation summarizing their work. The intern should be comfortable in a data-rich environment and have requisite computational skills, including proficiency in SAS and preferably R/S-PLUS. Eligible applicants must be enrolled in a graduate-level curriculum leading to a PhD (or MS) in statistics or biostatistics and have completed at least one full year of study. Necessary skills include creativity, initiative, excellent communication skills (oral and written), strong problemsolving skills, and self-management skills. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV/résumé to the contact below. Cover letter should include goals of internship or research interests, a list of statistics/programming courses taken, and two references. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Contact: Kye Gilder, Director of Biometrics, NuVasive, Inc., 7475 Lusk Blvd., San Diego, CA 92121; (858) 736-0328; (858) 736-0428 (fax); kgilder@nuvasive.com

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Richland, Washington
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: Undergraduate, graduate, PhD
Deadline: March 1, 2011

These positions will support national security programs at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Every effort is made to match the specific intern position to the intern’s area of interest. The positions are currently open. Additional information can be found online.

Contact: Andrew W. Prichard, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 902 Battelle Blvd., P.O. Box 999, MSIN K8-34; (509) 372-4137; (509) 372-6421 (fax); nsip@pnl.gov

Pfizer Global Research and Development

Kalamazoo, Michigan, St. Louis, Missouri; La Jolla, California; Groton/New London, Connecticut; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Collegeville, Pennsylvania; New York, New York
Number of Positions: Multiple at each site
Type of Student: MS or PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or a closely related field
Deadline: January 31, 2011

The program will consist of up to 480 hours of work at a Pfizer Global Research and Development facility, 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. It will be a hands-on learning experience involving both statistical and related data review and data transformation programming tasks. The programming tasks will involve the use of SAS, R, and/or other statistical software on the UNIX or NT platforms. As part of the internship program, the intern will prepare a written report and a brief presentation summarizing their work.

Contact: Liqiang Yang, Pfizer Global Research and Development, La Jolla Laboratories, 10777 Science Center Drive, CB10-2332, San Diego, CA 92121; (858) 678-8276 (fax); liqiang.yang@pfizer.com

The Procter & Gamble Company

Cincinnati, Ohio
Number of Positions: TBD
Type of Student: Graduate student in statistics or biostatistics
Deadline: January 31, 2011

Summer interns can expect to work on applied statistics problems related to Procter & Gamble’s consumer products businesses. Areas of application may include consumer understanding, clinical studies, quality control, and biotechnology. Statistical methods used will depend on the area of application (e.g., predictive modeling, longitudinal data analysis, design of experiments, multivariate methods, and data visualization). Interns’ work will be overseen by a P&G statistician and will typically be done using SAS, S-plus, R, and/or JMP. Interns will also be able to participate in various activities with other P&G interns from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. Students must have completed at least two semesters (three quarters) of study for their MS or PhD by May 2011 and be continuing with their degree program in the fall of 2011. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Internships are typically 10–12 weeks. Interns are expected to be able to work independently with some guidance, have good oral and written communication skills, and work on applied problems effectively using SAS, S-plus, R, and/or JMP. Apply online.

Contact: Joyce Duecker, The Procter & Gamble Company, 8700 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, OH 45040; (513) 622-5495; duecker.ja@pg.com

RAND Corporation

Santa Monica, California; Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Number of Positions: Variable
Type of Student: PhD
Deadline: January 15, 2011

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

Contact: Director, Summer Program, SummerDirector@rand.org; Susan Paddock, Head, Statistics Group, paddock@rand.org

SAS Institute, Inc.

Cary, North Carolina
Number of Positions: 1
Type of Student: PhD students studying in the United States
Deadline: February 1, 2011

The SAS summer fellowship in statistics is open to doctoral candidates in statistics, biostatistics, and related graduate departments in the United States who have completed at least two years of graduate work by the end of the spring semester 2011. 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 the graduate student with an 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 2011 and must have demonstrated experience in statistical computing beyond the routine use of statistical packages. We are particularly interested in candidates with a combination of computational and research experience in Bayesian computing, structural equations modeling, functional data analysis, propensity score matching methods, missing data analysis, reliability analysis, or finite mixture models. We also are interested in candidates with experience using distributed and parallel methods for statistical computing. The program provides a salary and stipend for 12 weeks. Applications are available online.

Contact: Maura Stokes, SAS Institute, Inc., SAS Campus Drive, Cary, NC 27513; (919) 531-7172; 919-677-4444 (fax); statfellow@sas.com


Boulder, Colorado
Number of Positions: 5–10
Type of Student: Undergraduates
Deadline: February 1, 2011

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) is an undergraduate-to-graduate bridge program designed to broaden participation in the atmospheric and related sciences. The program is built around research, mentoring, and community. SOARS participants spend up to four summers doing research in atmospheric and related sciences. SOARS offers comprehensive financial support for summer research, as well as undergraduate and graduate school funding. Successful candidates will have completed the equivalent of two years of college, have at least one semester of college remaining after the initial summer program, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, have a major in atmospheric science or a related field, plan to pursue a career in atmospheric or a related science, be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status, and be comfortable with all internship requirements. For more information, visit the website.

Contact: Moira Kennedy, SOARS Program Assistant, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80303; (303) 497-8622; (303) 497-8629 (fax); soars@ucar.edu

Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS)

Boston, Massachusetts; Atlanta, Georgia; Iowa City, Iowa; Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Tampa, Florida; Madison, Wisconsin; St. Louis, Missouri
Number of Positions: 20–25 at each site
Type of Student: Undergraduates majoring in mathematics, statistics, biology, or other science
Deadline: March 4, 2011, or as specified by individual sites

The Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) provides a comprehensive six to seven week program designed to expose undergraduate students to the opportunities offered by a career in biostatistics and to encourage them to pursue graduate study in the field. Although each program is different, all are focused on providing participants with an intensive introduction to biostatistical principles and methodologies and the essential role of biostatistics in health sciences research. Participants will enjoy instruction and lectures by recognized experts; meet practicing biostatisticians, epidemiologists, and statistical geneticists; and gain real-world experience working with data from internationally recognized studies. The program covers tuition, housing, meals, and extracurricular activities, and participants will earn college credit that can be transferred to their home institutions. Details are available at the individual program websites. Applications should be made to each program separately; there is no restriction on to how many programs a student may apply. Those who already have a baccalaureate degree are eligible to apply, but priority will be given to undergraduates at the time of application. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.

Contact: www.nhlbi.nih.gov/funding/training/redbook/sibsweb.htm

Travelers Insurance

Hartford, Connecticut; Chicago, Illinois; and St. Paul, Minnesota
Number of Positions: 25
Type of Student: Master’s/PhD
Deadline: December 31, 2010

The Travelers Insurance Company is looking for 25 graduate students studying math/statistics, actuarial science, physics, computer science, economics, or engineering to join its research and development teams. The internship will call upon students’ data mining and predictive modeling skills to investigate business problems currently facing the company. Students will work together with members of the R&D divisions to analyze large data sets, explore new methodologies, construct predictive models, or evaluate existing models using various statistical packages. Housing will be provided for students who do not live within a commutable distance. The internship will last 10–12 weeks and begins during late May and early June 2011; many divisions will be seeking to identify full-time hires out of this program. To apply, visit the website, select Careers, then Job Search, then Search Current Opportunities. The Job ID for this program is 796050.

Contact: Keith Montgomery, Talent Acquisition, Travelers Insurance, One Tower Square, Hartford, CT 06183; (860) 277-0139; kmontgo2@travelers.com

U.S. Census Bureau

Suitland, Maryland
Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: BS/BA/MS/MA/PhD
Deadline: Continuous

The U.S. Census Bureau has several summer positions for candidates interested in producing the nation’s official economic and demographic statistics. Interns may work on a variety of applications, including survey design and analysis, evaluation of nonsampling errors, and coverage and measurement error and analysis. These positions require excellent communication and interpersonal skills and knowledge in one or more of the following 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. To apply, visit the website. Click on Jobs@Census and go to Student and Research Opportunities, then Student Temporary Employment Program.

Contact: Angela Jones, Human Resources Division, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233; (301) 763-3371; (301) 763-4706 (fax); angela.s.jones@census.gov


Schaumburg, Illinois
Number of Positions: 4
Type of Student: Working towards an advanced degree in statistics, math, or related field
Deadline: Open until positions are filled

We are expanding our predictive modeling team, which includes hiring summer interns. Responsibilities include working with large data sets that include internal and external data, preliminary data analysis, and multivariate model-building, including advanced statistical techniques (e.g., GLMs, regression, clustering, trees). Position requires working alongside experienced modelers who perform these roles in collaboration with data specialists, business units, and others. Required skills include strong statistical knowledge and quantitative/analytical skills. Proficiency in SAS is required. Zurich’s North America Commercial and Global Corporate in North America business divisions are part of Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich), an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices. To apply, visit the website and go to Careers, then Career Opportunities. Insert the Position ID number 23497.

Contact: Carlos Herrera, 1400 American Lane, Schaumburg, IL 60196; (847) 605-6000; carlos.herrera@zurichna.com

Editor’s Note: Additional internships will be posted online as received.

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