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Paid Summer Internship Program

Projects in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at UC San Diego Health's 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.

There currently are no openings for internships for the summer of 2020.  Generally, the summer internship opportunity is available for undergraduate students, graduate students, M.D.'s, other Postdocs and Veterinarians from diverse backgrounds on a limited basis, and contingent upon funding. There is one position 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.  Eligibility criteria can be seen at:

Internships will include:

  • Virtual hands on experience
  • Learning about biomedical data analysis
  • Work with experienced faculty, postdocs and students
  • Work with a designated Mentor
  • Stipend support
  • "Virtual" office space

Additional Criteria:

  • 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

If you are interested to learn about internship opportunities, please contact Elizabeth Santillanez, Program Coordinator at Information about our faculty mentors, internship students, research projects, and annual symposiums for previous years are posted in the links provided in the left bar area of this page.