Help Wanted: Duke Forge Needs a Health Data Science Squadron

February 12, 2018

We are seeking undergraduate or graduate-level students from any discipline who have demonstrated interest in and facility with internet research, web design, health data, communications, fact-checking, and information science. Students will be committing to a full-time, 10-12 week paid internship in the summer of 2018 as part of Duke University’s new center for health data science—Duke Forge. 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.

Interns will join a small team of clinical and quantitative faculty, staff, and trainees to find, evaluate, and curate information about health data science and actionable health data, and present that curated information on the Forge’s new website. By helping to feed 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 position the Forge as a trusted source of reliable, thought-provoking information about health, health data, and healthcare.

This is an excellent opportunity for students seeking experience working in the fields of health data science, digital health, communications, and healthcare. Interns will be able to work under the guidance of leading clinicians and researchers who are currently expanding the range of what’s possible in health data science. The Forge is in start-up mode and offers a dynamic work environment.  

About Duke Forge

Duke Forge is a new university center based in the Duke University School of Medicine and led by Vice Chancellor for Health Data Science Robert M. Califf, MD, and a diverse team of researchers representing Duke’s campus-wide interest in actionable health data science. The Forge seeks to use rich sources of data to guide interventions that can change the trajectory of  existing and emerging health challenges. 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 a current resume/CV and a brief cover letter describing relevant experience and interest to   Please include the word “Squadron” in your subject line. Applications are due on Sunday, March 11th, 2018.