2005 Internship Opportunities
This following list was drawn from ASA institutional members and other organizations for 2005 summer internship opportunities. Any organization not listed here that is interested in offering internships is encouraged to use the internship submission form at http://www.amstat.org/education/index.cfm?fuseaction=intern.
Interested students should send the appropriate materials to the locations listed below. Unless otherwise noted, the positions are available summer 2005, and the location is the city and state indicated in the address. If the application date has passed, the notice is still in place in case the position was not filled.
Iowa City, Iowa
Contact: Mark Larson
Thousand Oaks, California
Amgen has multiple internship positions for PhD students who have
completed work for a master's degree in biostatistics. The program
consists of 10 to 12 weeks of working at our corporate headquarters. The
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, and inflammation. Candidates should be proficient in
SAS or S-Plus on either a UNIX or NT platform. At the conclusion of the
internship program, the interns will give a presentation summarizing their
work. This job will be posted in January 2005. To apply for this position
visit our website at http://www.amgen.com/ click on the
Careers link, then click on the Search link under the U.S. Employment
Opportunities section; Search by Req#. The Req # for this position is:
Contact: Cheryl Thompson
Department of Health and Human Services / National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute
The Division of Cancer Prevention of the National Cancer Institute offers unpaid clinical trials research training internships for outstanding statistics and biostatistics students who have strong interests in both clinical trials and methodological research. Each intern selects a research project from any of the areas of active research interest of the preceptor, and works with this preceptor towards turning the project into a paper that can be published (with the intern as a co-author). In the past, interns have worked on projects dealing with ordered categorical data, methodologies for prostate cancer screening trials, improved methods of randomization, and methods to control selection bias in randomized trials. Other research interests include endpoint selection (including the validation of surrogate endpoints) and nonparametric covariate adjustment. In some cases the intern may be able to suggest a suitable research project to work on. The hours are flexible to allow the intern to also work at a paying job, and interns enjoy the benefits of access to the world-class NIH Library, plus interns are free to attend the lectures presented by cutting edge researchers on and around the NIH Campus.
The DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.
Contact: Vance Berger, Ph.D.
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, R&D
Philadelphia and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals with R&D sites in Philadelphia and King of Prussia is accepting applications for student co-op positions to start in June 2005, September 2005, and January 2006. Work with PhD and MS pharmaceutical industry statisticians on experimental design and data analysis projects in a variety of areas in drug discovery and development. Positions are available in nonclinical R&D and clinical pharmacology (Phase I trials). Positions are targeted for 6 to 12 months. The length of time and starting dates can be negotiable. Some knowledge of SAS preferred. Applicants must be matriculated students during the time of the student internship and be able to get academic credit for participating in our program. Please email cover letter and resume with list of statistics courses taken (including textbooks used).
Contact: John J. Peterson, PhD
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Statistical Sciences Group
Los Alamos, NM
Students work in close collaboration with a staff member in the Statistical Sciences group on a research project. Research focus areas include, but are not limited to, Bayesian methods, biological sciences, computational methods, information integration, reliability, materials science, and computer model evaluation. Please submit a resume/vita, a cover letter detailing research interests or goals for the internship, and the names and contact information for two references.
Contact: Dr. Alyson Wilson
The Mayo Clinic Division of Biostatistics has summer internship opportunities for two to three undergraduate students who have completed their junior year, and two to three positions for graduate students. Internships of six to nine months are also offered based on needs and funding. Interns will work with statisticians and clinical investigators in the design and analysis of research projects originating from any number of specialty areas such as oncology (cancer clinical trials), cardiology, neurology, etc. Whether an individual applicant will be offered a position will depend on his or her qualifications, our need and funding, and the number of applicants. To apply, send an up-to-date transcript, resume, and cover letter to the contact below. Applications for longer-term internships or non-summer internships are accepted throughout the year. For more information, visit www.mayo.edu/hsr/biostat.html. To learn more about the Mayo Clinic, visit http://www.mayoclinic.org/.
Contact: Ms. Elisa Underhill
Merck Research Laboratories
Blue Bell and West Point, Pennsylvania
The Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences Department has internships in biometrics research (preclinical biostatistics), clinical biostatistics, statistical programming, health economics, and epidemiology for students pursuing an MS or PhD degree in statistics, biostatistics, economics, or epidemiology. In these internships, you will work closely with an experienced pharmaceutical industry statistician to perform statistical analysis of data from or statistical research related to basic drug research, clinical pharmacology, drug and vaccine development, health economics, or epidemiology. Statistical methodology that may be utilized includes experimental design, linear and nonlinear models, regression, survival analysis, repeated measures analysis, and Bayesian analysis. To qualify, you must have completed at least one year of graduate work, have effective communication skills, and be familiar with SAS or S-Plus. Submit cover letter and resume electronically with Statistics Intern-Applicant Name (School) in the subject line. A letter of reference from a professor, also submitted electronically, is highly recommended.
Pfizer Global Research and Development
La Jolla, California; Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo, Michigan; St. Louis,
Missouri; Groton/New London, Connecticut
The program will consist of up to 480 hours of work at the Pfizer Global Research and Development facilities, 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 use of SAS on the UNIX or NT platforms. As part of the internship program, the intern will prepare a written report and a brief presentation summarizing the work and forming a permanent record of the intern's efforts.
Contact: Dr. Paul Bycott
The RAND Corporation
Santa Monica, California; Arlington, Virginia; Pittsburgh,
RAND's Graduate Student Summer Associate Program introduces outstanding graduate students to RAND, an institution that conducts research on a wide range of national security problems and domestic and international social policy issues. Summer associates typically work at RAND for a 12-week period. Students receive a stipend and are given the opportunity to conduct independent research that can be completed during the three months they are at RAND. Each associate is assigned to a research project and is mentored by a senior research staff member, usually one with the same academic background as the associate. See www.rand.org/about/edu_op/fellowships/gsap/ for instructions on how to apply. All applications must be submitted online at www.rand.org/jobs. Application materials include: a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing research interests, and the names of three academic references, including postal and email addresses and phone numbers. U.S. citizenship is necessary for positions that require security clearances.
Contact: Sally Sleeper
Sanofi-Synthelabo Research, a division of Sanofi-Synthelabo Inc., is a global leader in the discovery, development, and marketing of new therapies, with one of the strongest pipelines in the industry. We offer a team-oriented, challenging work environment with outstanding opportunities to grow and excel. The Biostatistics Department has two to three internship positions for students currently enrolled in a PhD statistics/biostatistics program. These positions have flexible start dates and durations. Interns will work under the direction of experienced statisticians in study design and data analysis in nonclinical and clinical areas, and in the conduct of statistical methods research for drug development. Requirements include effective communication skills, a good working knowledge of SAS, and completion of at least two years of graduate coursework.
Contact: Fred Snikeris
The Biometrics group of Takeda Global Research and Development has internship opportunities in clinical biostatistics. Interns will work with experienced staff in areas of study design and data analysis to support clinical and nonclinical studies. Interns will have ample opportunities to do research in statistical methodologies that contribute to drug development. The program offers excellent experience to students interested in pursuing pharmaceutical research as a career. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate level statistics program. Start dates and durations are flexible. Visit http://www.tpna.com/ for more information.
The New York Times
New York City
Graphics/maps interns work with staff graphics editors and cartographers to develop the skills to present the news visually through charts, diagrams and maps. The goals of the internship are to develop fresh, to-the-point informational graphics and to identify future graphics specialists and cartographers for The Times.
Applicants do not need experience as journalists, but they should be interested in telling stories with numbers.
Contact: Steve Duenes
U.S. Census Bureau
Multiple summer and cooperative education positions open for candidates interested in producing our nation's official economic and demographic statistics. Interns/co-ops may work on a variety of applications, including survey design and analysis, evaluation of nonsampling errors occurring from nonresponse, and coverage and measurement error and analysis and reduction. These positions require excellent communication and interpersonal skills and knowledge in one or more of the following areas: sampling techniques, experimental design, time series analysis, regression analysis, linear models, exploratory data analysis, statistical inference, statistical analysis, statistical computing, and applied probability. All positions are at Census Bureau headquarters in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. U.S. Citizenship is required. U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact: Donna W. Yee
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Management Science Department, is accepting
applications for 4, 6-month student co-op positions. Two positions will
start in May 2005 and the other two positions will start in January 2006.
You will assist the department staff in analyzing business issues facing
the Wyeth's US commercial operations. The focus of the department is
estimating the impact and return-on-investment of marketing initiatives
(e.g., DTC campaigns, Speakers Programs, Detailing Effectiveness,
Compliance/Persistency Programs, etc.; developing market models to
identify and quantify the drivers of brand market share; providing
information to management to help optimize the allocation of marketing and
selling resources.) To qualify you must be a Statistics, Operations
Research, Mathematics, Management Science or Economics Masters or PhD
student, have a good working knowledge of a statistical package (SAS or
SPSS preferred), be proficient in MS Excel and have excellent writing and
Contact: Tracy Hartzel
The internships are designed to provide graduate students with practical experience in the design and analysis of clinical trials. The students will be working with Master's and Ph.D. level biostatisticians. In addition, they will have the opportunity to interact with data managers, programmers, medical writers, physicians, and other clinical scientists in a pharmaceutical company setting. The interns will be exposed to research involving a variety of therapeutic agents and utilizing a wide range of statistical methods. They will be encouraged to participate in departmental seminars, and it is hoped that opportunities for collaborative research will arise. Candidates are expected to be enrolled in either a Master's or Ph.D. program in statistics or a related field. Each internship will last approximately six months, and require 40 hours per workweek.
Candidates should have completed at least two semesters of graduate work in statistics or biostatistics. Programming skills, in particular experience with SAS, would be an asset. The internships have flexible start dates; when applying, please indicate dates of availability.
Contact: Marcia Maul
Chazy, NY and Pearl River, NY
The internships are designed to provide graduate students with
practical experience in the design and analysis of preclinical studies.
The students will be working with Master's and Ph.D. level
biostatisticians. In addition, they will have the opportunity to interact
with preclinical scientists in a pharmaceutical company setting. The
interns will be exposed to research involving a variety of therapeutic
agents and utilizing a wide range of statistical methods. Candidates are
expected to be enrolled in either a Master's or Ph.D. program in
statistics or a related field. Each internship will last approximately
three months, and require 40 hours per work week.
Contact: Marcia Maul