Data Science Internship Opportunity for Duke Masters Students in Quantitative Fields

October 16, 2018

The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), in partnership with Duke Forge (Duke's center for health data science), is now accepting applications for the Health Data Science Internship Program. Duke students who are pursuing a master’s degree in Statistical Science, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, or other quantitative fields and are scheduled to graduate in spring of 2020 or later are invited to apply. Students will learn as part of teams addressing important challenges that impact the health of the people and communities served by Duke.


Students accepted into the program will enjoy cooperative learning opportunities in collaboration with the Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Biostatistics Core and will receive hands-on experience putting their data science, statistics, or machine learning skills to work as they contribute to multidisciplinary teams. Interns will be based in the DCRI’s Center for Predictive Medicine and will work on projects in collaboration with clinical and research organizations across Duke convened by the Duke Forge. Projects will involve advanced quantitative methods including statistics and machine learning, and career development opportunities will also be provided.

Each intern will receive an hourly wage and must commit to participating a minimum of 10 hours per week during the spring and fall semesters of 2019 and the spring semester of 2020. Because of the nature of project work, applicants must indicate their availability for full-time work in summer 2019 at the time of application. Though it may be possible to support a limited number of interns for fall and spring only, it is highly desirable that interns commit to full-time summer work, and applicants with summer 2019 availability will be given preference during the selection process.

Interested students should apply by submitting the following:

  • A professional resume
  • A list of completed coursework relevant to data science and the grades earned in each course
  • Indication of summer availability
  • Names and contact information of two academic or professional references (with a preference for recommendations from Duke University faculty with whom you have studied or conducted research)

Applications are due by close of business on NOVEMBER 2, 2018. Completed applications, as well as any questions about the program, should be emailed to