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

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

AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship Program
Nationwide

Number of Positions: 10–12
Type of Student: Undergraduate seniors, graduate, and post-graduate within one year following graduation and/or thesis defense
Deadline: January 15, 2012

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 ability to communicate complex scientific and technical issues to the public.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled as college or university students. An applicant’s field of study must be in the natural, physical, health, engineering, computer or 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 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program website for an application and more information. All candidates must complete an application; individuals who submit only a résumé will not be considered.

Contact: Rahman A. Culver, Manager, AAAS Mass Media Fellows Program; (202) 326-6645; Fax: (202) 371-9849; raculver@aaas.org.


Abbott
Abbott Park, Illinois

Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: MS or PhD in statistics or biostatistics
Deadline: February 15, 2012

The Clinical Statistics Department within Global Pharmaceutical Research and Development at Abbott anticipates having internship positions available for the summer of 2012. Internships will begin in May/June and are typically 10–12 weeks in duration, with housing provided to eligible applicants. During this time, you will 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 and, at the conclusion of the internship, is expected to give a presentation summarizing 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 for at least one semester following the potential internship. In addition, applicants must demonstrate excellent communication, teamwork, and problemsolving skills.

Contact: Abbot Careers. Search by keyword 100402BR.


Amgen Inc.
Thousand Oaks and San Francisco, California; Seattle, Washington

Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: PhD
Deadline: February 17, 2012

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 candidate. They should either be in at least their third year of training in a statistics, biostatistics, or mathematics/statistics program or have a master’s degree in a mathematically or statistically related area and be in at least their first year of PhD training in a biostatistics, statistics, or mathematics/statistics program. 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. Create a profile and apply, click on the Careers link, select Job search, select Search openings, and then enter “12546BR” in the Key Word search field. You also may search by selecting Career Category > College Job.
Contact: Barbara Burgess, University Relations Department, One Amgen Center Drive, 19-1-A, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320; (805) 447-5488; Fax: (805) 499-6843; burgessb@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, 2012

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 should be proficient in SAS and R. Previous research experience is highly valuable, but is 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. For more information about the department of pediatrics, visit the pediatrics website.

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; Fax: (501) 364-1431. Emailed applications will not be reviewed. Questions regarding the position can be emailed to hcfeild@uams.edu.


AT&T Labs Statistics Research
Florham Park, New Jersey

Number of Positions: 1–3
Type of Student: PhD
Deadline: January 15, 2012

AT&T Labs statistics researchers are involved in many large-scale data analysis projects centered on our data feeds of phone, wireless, TV, and Internet data. Projects can involve modeling using forecasting, time series, spatial statistics, text mining, and/or Bayesian analysis. For more information visit AT&T. To apply for the internship visit AT&T’s internship website.

Contact: Chris Volinsky, (973) 360-8644; Fax: (973) 360-8077; volinsky@research.att.com.


Axio Research LLC
Seattle, Washington

Number of Positions: 2
Type of Student: Bachelor’s degree in math, statistics, or computer science or bachelor’s degree in another field with one year of experience or training in statistical programming. Currently enrolled in a graduate degree program, preferably biostatistics candidate. Master’s-level candidate preferred.
Deadline: April 30, 2012

Provides SAS testing, statistical programming, and analysis support for research projects. Will generate SAS programs to analyze and produce reports based on clinical data. May perform statistical analyses (including preparations for data monitoring committee reports, integrated summaries of efficacy or safety, final study reports, and publications). Previous experience in this or a similar position preferred, creativity, ability to take initiative, ability to balance multiple tasks, ability to work with others, good oral and written communication skills.

Contact: Anita Richard, Human Resources Director, Axio Research, LLC, 2601 – 4th Ave., Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121; (206) 547-2829; Fax: (206) 547-4671; anitar@axioresearch.com.


Boehringer Ingelheim
Ridgefield, Connecticut

Number of Positions: Several
Type of Student: PhD candidates who have completed at least two years of study Boehringer Ingelheim seeks several summer interns, available in May/June for 12–14 weeks. Interns will build understanding of pharmaceutical industry by supporting clinical trial/project teams under the guidance of experienced statisticians. This includes implementation of statistical analyses of clinical trial data/document writing/QC/literature review. Ideal candidates will have a PhD completed 2 years of study and have excellent communication/problemsolving skills.

Contact: Visit Boehringer Ingelheim to apply.


Bristol-Myers Squibb
Princeton and Hopewell, New Jersey; Wallingford, Connecticut

Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: PhD candidates in statistics or biostatistics
Deadline: None

Full-time internships are available in the summer and will last 10–12 weeks. Part-time internships are available during the school year and may continue for extended periods. Successful candidates will work closely with a senior-level statistician on topics related to the design and analysis of clinical trials and/or nonclinical research. To be considered, you must have completed at least two years of course work and be working on your dissertation toward a PhD in statistics or biostatistics. Successful candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills and good working knowledge of SAS and/or R. To apply, please send unofficial graduate transcripts, résumé, and cover letter to the contact below.

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


Capital One
Richmond and McLean, Virginia; Plano, Texas

Number of Positions: 6
Type of Student: Candidates who will be completing their MS or PhD in December 2012 through Summer 2013
Deadline: April 2012

The Capital One statistics summer internship program will provide you with the chance to see how your skills and education translate into solving business problems in the financial services industry. As a statistician intern, you will have the opportunity to work closely with members of our 100+ statistician community to solve various financial services problems using cutting-edge statistical techniques. The internship is a 10-week program, which will run from early June through mid-August. We are flexible on the dates of the program.

Responsibilities may include analyzing data, building models, and assessing their quality; model monitoring and supporting business decisions; training to develop skills for the next level; ad hoc statistical analyses on designed tests; and identifying opportunities to apply statistics to improve business performance.

Basic qualifications include graduating within 12–14 months with an MS in statistics or economics; proficiency with SAS or similar statistical programming package; bachelor’s degree in math, engineering, economics, or statistics.

Preferred qualifications include obtaining a PhD in statistics or economics within 12–14 months, one year of experience using statistical tools to analyze data or conduct experimental design, one year experience in statistical modeling, one year experience in data analysis and reporting, and one year experience in presentation to nonstatistical audience.

This position is only open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Contact: Jason Bratton, jason.bratton@capitalone.com.

Department of Statistics and Data, Medical and Professional Affairs
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation New York, New York

Number of Positions: 14
Type of Student: Graduate students in statistics, epidemiology, biostatistics, or related fields. We will consider nursing, pharmacy, medical, or undergraduate students with interest in health care statistics.
Deadline: March 1 for internships to start June 1; we will consider later applications for internships with later start dates

This internship involves applied statistics. Most of our work is done with SAS, with a small amount done with SQL, Oracle-generated SQL queries, or Excel. We have large databases; HHC sees around 1.4 million patients/year and hundreds of millions of lab tests/year. We have large quantities of “dirty” data; our interns spend most of their time writing code to “clean” and organize the data prior to analysis. We make extensive use of SAS functions to deal with misspellings, transposed digits, typographic areas, and intentional misrepresentation of identity. Roughly 10% of the intern’s time is spent on analysis. Most commonly, our modeling is done with straightforward contingency tables, plots, mixed models, multivariate nonlinear regression, and ARIMA.

The internship includes a didactic class that begins in early June. Due to budget issues, it is unlikely we will be able to pay interns. Almost all the graduates of our internship program have gone on to jobs in health care—most in the insurance industry, some in government or nonprofit agencies. While research is not the primary focus of our organization, some of the research is presented or published at/in peer-reviewed meetings/journals.

Contact: Shunsuke Ito, HHC Room 1136, 346 Broadway, New York, NY 10013; (212) 676-0923; Fax: (212) 442-4135; Shunsuke.ito@nychhc.org or Ronald Low, ronald.low@nychhc.org; (212) 676-0929.


Dordt College
Undergraduate Research Program in Statistical Genetics and Biostatistics Sioux ativan online mastercard Center, Iowa

Number of Positions: 3–5
Type of Student: Undergraduate
Deadline: January 31, 2012, but offers may be made earlier

Undergraduate students with an interest in statistical genetics and biostatistics are encouraged to apply to participate in our nationally recognized undergraduate research program in statistical genetics. Successful applicants will 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 Dordt College for more information, a link to this year’s project descriptions, and an application. Participants will receive a $3,200 stipend for the eight-week program, which runs from June 4 to July 27, 2012. Free apartment-style housing and funds for travel to/from Dordt College will be provided. 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, Associate Professor of Statistics, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Dordt College, 498 4th Ave. NE, Sioux Center, IA 51250; (712) 722-6264; ntintle@dordt.edu.


DuPont
Wilmington, Delaware

Number of Positions: 1
Type of Student: Graduate (at least one year of master’s-level coursework in statistics)
Deadline: January 31, 2012

The DuPont Applied Statistics Group has a full-time, 6-9–month cooperative education position available in Wilmington, Delaware. This position offers an excellent development opportunity in problemsolving while working alongside experienced practicing statisticians. Technical consulting areas include a wide range of statistical modeling and analysis methods, design of experiments, product and process quality, time series forecasting, and Six Sigma training. Application areas include operations, research and development, marketing and sales, and business economics, along with general business functions of a diverse set of DuPont businesses. There is also a potential opportunity to independently manage a project from beginning to end (DuPont Six Sigma certification possible).

Applicants should have at least one year of master’s-level course work in statistics; consulting experience; and experience with commercial software packages such as Minitab, JMP, and SAS. Applicants also must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or have legal permission to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants are expected to relocate to Wilmington, Delaware, for the duration of the co-op.

Contact: Stephanie P. DeHart, DuPont Applied Statistics, P.O. Box 80356, Wilmington, DE 19880-0356; (302) 256-6759; Stephanie.P.DeHart@usa.dupont.com.

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana

Number of Positions: 4
Type of Student: PhD students with two years completed graduate work
Deadline: January 31, 2012

The Global Statistical Sciences Division of Eli Lilly and Company anticipates having several internship positions available the summer of 2012. 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. An ideal candidate would have completed at least two years of graduate work. The successful candidates will be assigned specific projects to work on under the guidance of a Lilly statistician (a mentor) in one of our varied research areas.

Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate-level curriculum leading to a PhD in statistics or biostatistics. Demonstrated leadership and ability to influence; excellent communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills; strong problemsolving skills; creativity and innovation; and self-management skills are preferred.

Contact: Visit Eli Lilly and Company to apply. Javier Ramirez, Global Recruiting and Staffing, Ramirez_javier@lilly.com.


ETS Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students
Princeton, New Jersey

Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: PhD
Deadline: February 1, 2012

Selected interns participate in research projects under the guidance of ETS mentors. Areas of emphasis include educational measurement and psychometrics, validity, natural language processing and speech technologies, cognitive psychology, learning theory, linguistics and computational linguistics, teaching and classroom research, statistics, and international large-scale assessments. Interns also participate in seminars and workshops on a variety of topics. Each intern is required to give a brief presentation about their project at the conclusion of the internship.

Graduate students who are currently enrolled in a full-time doctoral program in one of the areas listed above and who have completed a minimum of two years of coursework toward their PhD or EdD prior to the program start date are eligible to apply.

Visit the website for instructions on how to apply and additional information. Contact us at internfellowships@ets.org or (609) 734-5543.


Office of Biostatistics, CDER, FDA
Silver Spring, Maryland

Number of Positions: 10
Type of Student: Advanced PhD students
Deadline: April 30, 2012

The Office of Biostatistics (OB), CDER, FDA plans to hire 5–10 advanced PhD graduate students—mostly from the universities in the Washington, DC, area—in biostatistics/statistics as interns for summer 2012, from June through August, to work on research projects on topics relevant to OB science needs (e.g., missing data, noninferiority trials, multiple endpoints, adaptive designs, meta-analysis, and data-mining) involving the development of statistical methods, software tools, and new drug application databases for the analyses of pre-clinical and clinical (pre- and post-market) data.

Contact: Send CV and cover letter to Ram Tiwari, Associate Director, OB/CDER/FDA, at ram.tiwari@fda.hhs.gov.


Genentech, Inc.
South San Francisco, California

Number of Positions: 4–6
Type of Student: Graduate, pursuing PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or related field
Deadline: January 31, 2012, but offers may be made earlier

Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes biotherapeutics for patients with significant unmet medical needs. Our biostatistics summer interns work for 10–12 weeks under the supervision of experienced biostatisticians on theoretical or applied problems with direct relevance to ongoing clinical or nonclinical drug development research in 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 their 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 degree in statistics or biostatistics who have completed at least one year of graduate work by May 2012 and who will be returning to school in the fall of 2012. 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 gne2012@gene.com.


GlaxoSmithKline
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Number of Positions: 3
Type of Student: Graduate student in statistics or biostatistics
Deadline: October for Spring Term/January for Fall Term

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 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 six months. Knowledge of SAS and S-Plus/R is preferred.

Please check GSK job website for student position in October and January. A cover letter and résumé with a list of statistics courses taken should be submitted for the position you are interested in. Please don’t send the application to the contact person; we only accept applications from online.

Contact: Kai-Fen Wang; (610) 787-5501; Fax: (610) 787-7010; 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, 2012

Get inspired to do big things during your summer internship at Google. 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 is fun and friendly, but serious in regard to technical challenges and performance expectations. Applicants should be current PhD students who have completed at least one year of course requirements and 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 transcript (or letter of recommendation from a faculty member). Only electronic applications will be considered.

Contact: Google


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 2012
Deadline: January 7, 2012, at 5 p.m. EST

Successful applicants will work at one of the federal statistical agencies in the Washington, DC, area during the summer of 2012. 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 apartment style dormitory housing will be provided.

Contact: JPSM


Lubrizol Corporation
Wickliffe, Ohio

Number of Positions: 1–2
Type of Student: Graduate students in statistics
Deadline: February 15, 2012

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, 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. Lubrizol employs more than 7,000 people worldwide and had revenues of $5.4 billion in 2010. The R&D statistical sciences department is seeking applications for a three-month 2012 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 data manipulation and analysis, assisting members of the department with consulting tasks, performing research into new statistical approaches, and programming of statistical algorithms. Training in regression modeling 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 Lubrizol jobs website and apply for the statistician intern position.

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


Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Number of Positions: 5–7
Type of Student: PhD, graduate, undergraduate
Deadline: December 1, 2011, to February 1, 2012

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 six to nine months also may 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 applicant will be offered a position will depend on their qualifications, our need and funding, and the number of applicants.
To apply, submit an unofficial transcript, résumé, and cover letter via website. Search by keyword “biostats” and our current openings will be available. For more information, review the professional opportunities.

Contact: Colleen R. Pelkey, Department of Human Resources, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905; (507) 284-5048; Fax: (507) 284-1445; pelkey.colleen@mayo.edu.


Merck Research Laboratories
Suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Rahway and Kenilworth, New Jersey

Number of Positions: 15
Type of Student: Graduate
Deadline: January 31, 2012

The Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences (BARDS) Department has internships in biometrics research (preclinical biostatistics), nonclinical statistics, clinical biostatistics, and health economics for full-time students pursuing an MS or PhD degree 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, PK/PD modeling, pharmacogenomics, or health economics.
To be considered, students must have completed at least two semesters of graduate work toward an MS or PhD degree in statistics, biostatistics, or economics by May 30, 2012; be returning to school in fall 2012; have effective oral and written communication skills; and have a good working knowledge of SAS, S-Plus, and/or R.

A letter of reference from a professor is highly recommended; you may attach it in the same section of the profile as your résumé or your professor may email it to stat_intern@merck.com. If the recommendation is sent via email, the subject title of the email MUST be the applicant’s name and the phrase “Reference Letter” (i.e., “John Doe – Reference Letter”).

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

Contact: To be considered for these internship positions, visit Merck Careers website to create a profile and submit your résumé for requisition # ADM004929. Résumés will not be accepted via email.


National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
Fairfax, Virginia

Number of Positions: 3
Type of Student: Graduate student (PhD preferred)
Deadline: March 1, 2012

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 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, 3251 Old Lee Highway, Room 305, Fairfax, VA 22030; (703) 877-8000 x101; Fax: (703) 877-8042; mark.harris@nass.usda.gov.



National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Boulder, Colorado

Number of Positions: 130
Type of Student: Undergraduate in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
Deadline: February 15, 2012

Are you an undergraduate who wants an opportunity to work on meaningful projects over the summer, establish your research credentials, and meet enthusiastic students from across the country? The NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program lets you contribute to an ongoing research project under the guidance of a NIST scientist or engineer. Use your knowledge of statistics to explore, measure, characterize, model, improve, monitor, and compare complex systems with real-world applications. SURF also has a summer-long lecture series to give you a taste of diverse research topics. After 11 weeks, SURFers will have results to present to an audience of NIST scientists. This is a competitive program that provides a $5,500 stipend, along with a travel and housing allotment.

Contact: Lisa Jean Fronczek, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8200, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8200; (301) 975-6633; lisa.fronczek@nist.gov.



Novartis Oncology, Biometrics and Data Management
Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Florham Park, New Jersey

Number of Positions: 6
Type of Student: At least 18 months of graduate work (also see other relevant information below)
Deadline: February 17, 2012

The internship program will be approximately 12 weeks in duration (May–August, dates flexible). Interns will work with senior-level statisticians and focus on statistical research in both early clinical development using biomarkers and full clinical development in oncology. Topics include survival analysis, Bayesian methods, PK/PD, nonparametric statistics, health-related quality of life, missing data, modeling, and simulation. Further information can be found in the September 2011 issue of Amstat News.

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, 1 Health Plaza, E. Hanover, NJ 07936; (862) 778-7404; Fax: (973) 781-2703; Linda.finelli@novartis.com.



Pfizer Inc.
Multiple sites

Number of Positions: Multiple
Type of Student: MS or PhD students in statistics, biostatistics, or a closely related field
Deadline: January 31, 2012

The program will consist of up to 480 hours of work at one of the Pfizer facilities 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 project will be a hands-on learning experience involving both statistical and related data review and data transformation programming tasks. The programming tasks will involve 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 give a brief presentation summarizing the work and forming a permanent record of the intern’s efforts.

Contact: Liqiang Yang, Pfizer Inc., 10777 Science Center Drive, CB10-2332, San Diego, CA 92121; Fax (858) 678-8276; liqiang.yang@pfizer.com.


Precision Bioassay, Inc.
Burlington, Vermont

Number of Positions: 1–2, contingent on funding
Type of Student: Graduate Student in statistics or a closely related field
Deadline: March 31, 2012

Precision Bioassay, Inc. consults to industry, academia, and government on statistical issues related to biological assays. These include design, analysis, development, and validation of bioassays, as well as how to appropriately use bioassay results. These uses include stability studies, understanding the relationships among product specifications, variation in the product, and the capabilities of various components of the collection of assays for a product. We develop and improve statistical methods, implement them in R, and create effective links between statistical software and laboratory robotics.

The successful candidate will conduct statistical research relevant for bioassays and participate in data analysis and report writing for consulting projects. For both research and consulting work, we use nonlinear mixed models on crossed error designs. The research will involve evaluation of bias and precision of measures of nonsimilarity and relative potency. Research may involve model selection, design, comparisons among analysis methods, or other topics. Simulation plays a large role in most of our research.

Interns also will work with client data and write reports based on the data and analyses. At the end of the summer, interns will be expected to give a seminar summarizing the results of their research.

Candidates should have training in statistical theory and methods and relevant experience. This experience should include R or S-Plus and, ideally, TeX, Sweave, and consulting on applied statistics in biology. A working familiarity with linear models, nonlinear models, mixed effects models, and strong communication skills (written and oral) are required. Training or experience in design of experiments, biological sciences, biological assay, nonclinical applications of statistics in the pharmaceutical industry, and laboratory automation will be particularly relevant.

Submit a cover letter, CV, and short (two pages maximum) description of 1–3 consulting projects. The consulting project descriptions should include information about the application area problem, the statistical problem, how you solved the statistical problem, and how the statistical solution addressed the science or management problem.

Contact: Inquiries about the content of the work may go to David Lansky at david@precisionbioassay.com. Submit application materials to Georgeana Little at glittle@precisionbioassay.com; (802) 865-0155; Fax: (802) 861-2365


The Procter & Gamble Company
Cincinnati, Ohio

Number of Positions: TBD
Type of Student: Graduate student in statistics or biostatistics
Deadline for Applying: January 31, 2012

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. Interns’ work will be overseen by a P&G statistician and will typically be done using SAS, R, S+, and/or JMP. Interns also will 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 2012 and be continuing with their degree program in the fall of 2012. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Internships are typically for 10–12 weeks. Interns are expected to be able to work independently with some guidance, have good oral and written communication skills, and be able to work on applied problems effectively using SAS, R, S+, and/or JMP.

To apply, visit Procter & Gamble career website.

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


SAS Institute Inc.
Cary, North Carolina

Number of Positions: 1
Type of Student: PhD student studying in the United States who have completed at least two years of graduate work by the end of the spring semester 2012
Deadline: February 1, 2012

The statistical software development division at SAS is pleased to announce the SAS Summer Fellowship in Statistics. Open to doctoral candidates in statistics, biostatistics, and related graduate departments in the United States, this fellowship offers the opportunity to work closely with professional statisticians who develop software used throughout the world. The statistical fellow will contribute to research, numerical validation and testing, and documentation. The program provides an excellent opportunity to explore software development as a career choice.

Eligible candidates must have completed at least two years of graduate work by the end of the spring semester of 2012 and have demonstrated experience in statistical computing beyond the routine classroom use of statistical packages. We are particularly interested in candidates with computational and research experience in one of the following areas: Bayesian computing, causal inference methods, competing risks in survival analysis, finite mixture models, functional data analysis, missing data analysis, nonlinear mixed models, reliability analysis, spatial analysis, or structural equations modeling. We also are interested in candidates with experience using distributed and parallel methods for statistical computing.

The program provides a salary and stipend for a 12-week internship at SAS headquarters in Cary, North Carolina, during the summer of 2012. If interested, apply for position #11002918 (and other fellowship opportunities of interest). In addition, you must ensure that two faculty members from the college/university you’re currently attending send a letter of recommendation via PDF to SASFellows@sas.com by February 1, 2012.

Contact: SASFellows@sas.com.


SAS Institute Inc.
Cary, North Carolina

Number of Positions: 1
Type of Student: PhD student studying in the United States who have completed at least two years of graduate work by the end of the spring semester 2012
Deadline: February 1, 2012

The operations research development division at SAS is pleased to announce the SAS Summer Fellowship in Operations Research Program for the summer of 2012. Open to doctoral candidates in operations research, industrial engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, and related graduate departments in the United States, the fellowship offers the opportunity to assist in the support of research and development in areas of operations research.

The operations research fellow will contribute to activities such as literature review, development and implementation of numerical algorithms, and software application development under the supervision of a senior member of the department. Specific areas of interest are mathematical optimization, constraint programming, and large-scale network algorithms. The department has a staff of more than 30, most with doctoral degrees, whose primary focus is OR-based software development. The program provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, and 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 2012 and have demonstrated programming experience in languages such as C, C++, Java, and good knowledge of standard operating systems. Formal software development experience is preferred.

The program provides a salary and stipend for a 12-week internship at SAS headquarters in Cary, North Carolina, during the summer of 2012.

If interested, apply online for position #11002905 (and other fellowship opportunities of interest) by February 1, 2012. In addition, you must ensure that two faculty members from the university/college you’re attending send a letter of recommendation via PDF to SASFellows@sas.com by February 1, 2012.

Contact: SASFellows@sas.com.


SAS Institute Inc.
Cary, North Carolina

Number of Positions: 1
Type of Student: PhD students studying in the United States who have completed at least two years of graduate work by the end of the spring semester 2012
Deadline: February 1, 2012

The econometrics and time series development division at SAS is pleased to announce the SAS Summer Fellowship in Econometrics Program for the summer of 2012. Open to doctoral candidates in economics, finance, statistics, and related graduate departments in the United States, the fellowship offers the opportunity to work closely with professional econometricians and statisticians who develop software used throughout the world. The econometrics fellow will contribute to activities such as research, numerical validation and testing, documentation, creating examples of applying SAS econometric software, and assisting with software development work. (The specific projects assigned may be adjusted to the skills and interest of the fellow selected.) The program provides an excellent opportunity to explore software development as a career choice.

Eligible candidates must have completed at least two years of graduate work by the end of the spring semester of 2012 and have demonstrated experience in statistical computing beyond the routine classroom use of statistical packages. We are particularly interested in candidates with a combination of computational and research experience in Bayesian econometrics, state space models, graphical output for econometric modeling, count data models, discrete choice models, nonlinear panel data models, dynamic structural macroeconomic models, or distributed/parallel methods for statistical computing.

The program provides a salary and stipend for a 12-week internship at SAS headquarters in Cary, North Carolina, during the summer of 2012.

If interested, apply online for position #11002905 (and other fellowship opportunities of interest) by February 1, 2012. In addition, you must ensure that two faculty members from the university/college you’re attending send a letter of recommendation via PDF to SASFellows@sas.com by February 1, 2012.
Contact: SASFellows@sas.com.


SAS Institute Inc.
Cary, North Carolina

Number of Positions: 1
Type of Student: PhD students studying in the United States who have completed at least two years of graduate work by the end of the spring semester 2012
Deadline: February 1, 2012

The data mining development division at SAS is pleased to announce the SAS Summer Fellowship in Data Mining Program for the summer of 2012. This fellowship is open to doctoral candidates in statistics, biostatistics, computer science, mathematics, physical sciences, data mining, econometrics, and operations research graduate departments in the United States with a data-mining, text-mining, or model-building focus. The data mining fellowship offers the opportunity to assist in basic research into the implementation, applications, and performance of key data mining technologies. This work will include reviewing literature, writing SAS code, testing algorithms, and writing technical reports and review papers. The program provides an excellent opportunity to explore software development as a career choice.

Eligible candidates must have completed at least two years of graduate work by the end of the spring semester of 2012, have core experience in data analysis and model building, and have SAS programming, Matrix programming, SQL programming, R programming, or Java programming. We are particularly interested in candidates who have research and project interests in statistical modeling, machine learning, text mining, pattern detection and recognition, pattern discovery, and data management.

The program provides a salary and stipend for a 12-week internship at SAS headquarters in Cary, North Carolina, during the summer of 2012.

If interested, apply online for position #11002905 (and other fellowship opportunities of interest) by February 1, 2012. In addition, you must ensure that two faculty members from the university/college you’re attending send a letter of recommendation via PDF to SASFellows@sas.com by February 1, 2012.
Contact: SASFellows@sas.com.


SOARS
Boulder, Colorado

Number of Positions: 4–10
Type of Student: Undergraduate
Deadline: February 1, 2012

SOARS, Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science, 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, called protégés, spend up to four summers doing research in atmospheric and related sciences. SOARS offers comprehensive financial support for summer research and undergraduate and graduate school funding.

The 10-week summer program typically starts at the end of May and continues through mid-August. SOARS protégés work 40 hours a week and earn a competitive wage, which increases with each year of participation. Furnished apartments are provided at no cost to protégés. Round-trip airfare is provided to summer working locations from anywhere within the United States and Puerto Rico. Protégés receive a regional bus pass that meets local transportation needs.

Protégés spend their first summer at NCAR or partnering labs, such as NOAA, in Boulder, Colorado. They participate in real research projects and take part in an eight-week scientific writing and communication workshop. Throughout the summer, protégés participate in seminars with peers and scientists, are mentored by scientists and professionals, explore career options, and learn about how to apply to and succeed in graduate programs. At the end of each summer, protégés present their research in a formal setting.

Protégés are funded to attend national scientific conferences to present their summer research. Successful protégés also are eligible to receive funding for undergraduate and graduate education.

Contact: Moira Kennedy, SOARS Program Assistant; (303) 497-8622; Fax: (303) 497-8629; moira@ucar.edu.


StataCorp LP
College Station, Texas

Number of Positions: 2–3
Type of Student: Graduate student in statistics, biostatistics, econometrics, or a closely related field.
Deadline: February 15, 2012

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

Job duties may include learning how to use Stata and how to program in Stata, answering technical questions from Stata users via email, creating technical support materials, assisting in adding new statistical features to Stata and testing and documenting those features, and collaborating on projects suitable for publication in the Stata Journal. Interns work with a senior member of Stata’s development team.

Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate program in statistics, biostatistics, econometrics, computer science, or a related quantitative field; have good technical writing skills; and be able to effectively communicate in English. A strong mathematical background and experience programming in Stata, other statistical languages, and C/C++/Java are desirable.

Visit Stata for information about the application process.

Contact: Kristen Herring, Human Resources Manager, StataCorp LP, 4905 Lakeway Drive, College Station, TX 77845; (979) 696-4600; Fax: (979) 696-4601; hrd@stata.com.


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: 16–25 at each site
Type of Student: Undergraduates majoring in mathematics, statistics, biology, or other science who have interest in quantitative methods. Those who already have a baccalaureate degree are also eligible to apply, but priority will be given to undergraduates at the time of application. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident.

Deadline: March 9, 2012, or as specified by individual sites.

The Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS)—supported by grants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Center for Research Resources—provides a comprehensive six- to seven-week program designed to expose undergraduate students to the exciting opportunities offered by a career in biostatistics and to encourage them to pursue graduate study in the field. The program will be offered at eight sites in the summer of 2012. Although the program at each site 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 in the field; 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 back to their home institutions. Details are available at the individual program websites. Application should be made to each program separately; there is no restriction on to how many programs a student may apply.

Contact: NHLBI SIBS; Boston University; Emory University; North Carolina State University/Duke Clinical Research Institute; University of Iowa; University of Pittsburgh; University of South Florida; Washington University in St. Louis or University of Wisconsin.

Marie Davidian FedEx address, Professor Room 5124 SAS Hall, Department of Statistics, 2311 Stinson Drive, Box 8203, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC 27695; (919) 515-1940; Fax: (919) 515-1169 or 7591; davidian@ncsu.edu.


Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.
Silver Spring, Maryland

Number of Positions: 1
Type of Student: Enrolled graduates
Deadline: Open

Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. (SSS), a company dedicated to improving public health around the world, is looking for an enthusiastic student with studies geared toward a career in SAS programming, especially as it relates to the public health field. This is an excellent opportunity to gain real-world experience in SAS programming that can help you advance in your career after college.

The intern, a junior SAS programmer, will learn how to test, debug, revise, and refine SAS programs to meet specifications in real-world scenarios in the field of public health. This position will ensure quality by using established standards and procedures, construct code books and format files, zip and encrypt data for secure transfer, and enter data in an MS Access database for file documentation and task management.

The successful applicant must be enrolled in a college or university. Only those applicants enrolled or having a history of SAS study or knowledge need apply. Applicants with experience with SAS programming, especially in the field of public health, are preferred. Applicants with positive can-do spirit are encouraged to apply. All applicants must possess excellent professional verbal and written communication skills.

The intern will work in our downtown Silver Spring office (Metro accessible.) The duration of this position is at least three months and can be either full- or part-time. Apply online to Req. # 891. EOE M/F/D/V

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  • maghen said:

    I am looking for an actuarial internship. I am a senior about to graduate with a BS in Mathematics. I am willing to travel.

  • megan (author) said:

    Additional internships are posted here: http://www.amstat.org/education/internships.cfm. However, I do not see a recent posting at this time.

  • Krutikaben Patil said:

    Hello,

    I am MPH Biostatistics student. This is my last semester. Right now I am looking for internship for spring 2013. Please let me know if you need some more information.

    Thanks
    Krutika