Paid Summer Internship Program
Projects in our summer internship program cover a range of topic areas and vary according to the intern's background and interests. Past projects have included predictive modeling for personalized medicine; privacy technology; natural language processing; image processing and retrieval; integration of genotypic, phenotypic, and behavioral patient data for discovery; informed consent ontology/tools; and blockchain technology.
Internships will include:
- Hands on experience
- Learning about privacy standards and data
- Online interactive coursework for learning R or Python through
- Presenting at an Annual Symposium
- Work with experienced faculty, postdocs and students
- Work with a designated Mentor
- Office workspace
- Stipend support
- In 2019, DBMI is excited to launch a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate students in data science and biomedical informatics. There are 10 positions available. The experience combines didactic material with project-based learning led by faculty mentors. At the conclusion of the internship, teams will present projects at an annual symposium.
- The internship will be open to undergraduate students who are at least 18 years of age, currently enrolled or employed at a university or other research institution, and must be a U.S. citizen, or a legal permanent U.S. resident.
For Graduate Students, M.D.'s, Other Postdocs and Veterinarians:
- Other 2-3 month internship opportunities are available for graduate students, M.D.'s, other Postdocs and Veterinarians from diverse backgrounds on a limited basis, and contingent upon funding. There are 4 positions available through the
NIH Short Term Training Positions program, which encourages under-represented minority researchers in data science and informatics. Applicants must be from an under-represented minority (including women) and a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal U.S. resident.
Other Criteria for all internship applications:
Applicants are expected to be available 40 hours/weeks
- The most highly qualified applicants have at least basic experience in computer science, human-computer interaction, or related disciplines
- A stipend is paid to assist with living expenses in San Diego
- Must be at least 18 years of age by the program start date
- Must be currently enrolled or employed at a university or other research institution
- Must currently reside and be eligible to work in the United States
Application Period opens|
Applications will no longer be accepted after April 8th|
|May 3||Rolling notifications of acceptance or waitlist status will be issued by May 3|
Program begins with kickoff 2-Day Bootcamp|
|July 22||Midterm evaluations|
|August 23||Final presentations|
|August 23*||Program concludes|
* STTP interns may have a different end date.
The Summer Internship Application Form is available for download on this link: 2019 DBMI summer internship application.docx
The Summer Internship Lecture Workshops 2019: 2019_DBMI_Summer_Internship_Lectures_Workshops_v1.pdf