Duke Forge Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2020 Health Data Science Communications Internship Program

January 30, 2020

Duke Forge is seeking applications for its Summer 2020 Health Data Science Communications Internship Program. Undergraduate and graduate-level students from the NC Triangle area with strong writing/editorial skills and a background or interest in science communication, medicine, population health, health policy, social sciences, computer science, machine learning, and/or statistics are invited to apply.

Interns will join a small team of faculty, staff, and trainees at Duke Forge, where they will engage in research, conduct interviews, and contribute original writing and editing for the Forge website, blog, and social media. They will also help to find, evaluate, and curate information in the scholarly literature and mass media relevant to health data science, public health, and digital communications, and present that curated information on the Forge’s website and social media channels, including its twice-weekly Roundup articles. The ultimate goal is to support Duke 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 for the summer of 2020. Interns will attend regular team meetings and may in some cases also be eligible for extended engagement in a part-time role during the academic year. Work location, schedule, and start date are flexible, but presence on site at Duke University campus for meetings and work assignments will be required with some frequency.

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


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)

In your cover letter, please also let us know if you have any experience in student or professional journalism, or any background (professional or amateur) in programming, web development, or graphic design.

Please include “Summer 2020 Communications Internship” in your email subject line.

Applications are due by 5:00 PM Eastern on Monday, March 2nd, 2020.

NOTE: Forge is extending its application period to 5:00 PM EDT, Monday, April 6th, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


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.