Duke Forge Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2019 Health Data Science Communications Internship Program

March 1, 2019

Duke Forge is seeking applications for its Summer 2019 Health Data Science Communications Internship Program. Undergraduate and graduate-level students who have a demonstrated interest in and facility with internet research, web design, health data, science communication, fact-checking, and/or quantitative science are invited to apply.

Interns will join a small team of faculty, staff, and trainees to find, evaluate, and curate information about health data science, public health, and digital communications, and present that curated information on the Forge’s website and social media channels. By helping to supply a continuous stream of high-quality content to the Forge and its partners, interns will contribute to an ongoing conversation on the transformative uses of data to improve healthcare and outcomes and to better understand the key determinants of health and illness. The ultimate goal is to support the Forge's mission of serving as a trusted source of reliable, thought-provoking information about health, health data, and healthcare. Students will be committing to a full-time, 10-12 week paid internship in the summer of 2019. Interns will attend regular team meetings and will be eligible for extended engagement in a part-time role during the academic year. Work location, schedule, and start date are flexible.

This is an excellent opportunity for students seeking experience working in the fields of health data science, digital health, science communications, and healthcare.

About Duke Forge

The Forge is Duke University’s center for actionable health data science. Located within the School of Medicine, the Forge spans multiple schools and departments at Duke, uniting experts from across the campus with interest and expertise in actionable data science. Forge faculty, staff, and students create innovative approaches to the fusion of biostatistics and machine learning, implementing the insights gained into patient care and leveraging digital information to enable healthy living and disease prevention. By bringing to bear pioneering data science approaches on the complex interplay of genetics and molecular biology, clinical care, behavior, and social determinants of health, the Forge works to address longstanding health disparities and improve outcomes for individuals and populations. 

To Apply

Please email the following items to forge@duke.edu:

  • A current resume/CV
  • A brief cover letter describing relevant experience and interest
  • A writing sample (or link to a digital portfolio)

Please include “Summer 2019 Communications Internship” in your subject line. Applications are due on Sunday, March 31st, 2019.