The Biomedical Statistics and Informatics Internship in Rochester, Minnesota, provides a learning experience for both undergraduate and graduate students interested in participating in the analysis of ongoing research projects conducted at Mayo Clinic.
This annual summer program begins in late May or early June (depending on candidate availability) and lasts a minimum of eight weeks.
During the Biomedical Statistics and Informatics Internship, you have an opportunity to enhance your computer and statistical skills while working under the direction of a lead statistician or lead bioinformatician.
The Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics is part of the Department of Health Sciences Research at Mayo Clinic. The division has a staff of approximately 112 statistical programmer analysts (bachelor's degree statisticians), 70 statisticians (M.S. statisticians), 39 informatics specialists (M.S.- or Ph.D.-trained informatics specialists), and 48 Ph.D.s (Ph.D. statistics and Ph.D. informatics). The department also includes the Division of Epidemiology and the Division of Health Care Policy and Research.
These staff members collaborate with investigators from almost every medical specialty, with major commitments in such diverse areas as oncology, cardiology, neurology, endocrinology, orthopedics, gastroenterology, psychology and epidemiology.
The Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, typically employs several statistics and bioinformatics interns during the summer for a minimum eight-week period.
Four or five positions are reserved for undergraduate students, with another seven or eight positions reserved for graduate students. Longer-term internships of six to nine months are also offered based on the division's needs and funding.
Acceptance into the Biomedical Statistics and Informatics Internship is highly competitive. An individual applicant will be offered a position based on his or her qualifications, the division's needs and funding, and the number of applicants.
The internship not only offers an educational work experience but also provides an opportunity to live, socialize and have fun with other interns from throughout the world.
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The minimum starting salary during the program is $17.47 an hour and is based on education level and experience. Benefits include:
- An assigned email account for both job-related and personal use
- Access to the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center
- Participation in Mayo Clinic-sponsored recreational programs
- Discounted tickets to local and regional special events
You will need to make your own arrangements for traveling to and from work. Options include:
- Driving or carpooling to a Park and Ride lot, from which you take a Rochester Public Transit bus to the Mayo Clinic campus
- Taking public bus transportation on Rochester Public Transit (Mayo Clinic pays for your bus pass)
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Eligible for the Biomedical Statistics and Informatics Internship in Rochester, Minnesota, are:
- Undergraduate students who have completed their freshman year. Many internship candidates are seeking degrees in statistics, although applications from students in other bachelor-level mathematical programs are also received and considered.
- Graduate students who have completed a B.S. degree and are enrolled in an M.S. or Ph.D. statistics or bioinformatics program.
Visit our Internships and Summer Opportunities page to view available internship positions. If this internship is not available, you may click "Email jobs to me." You will then be notified via email when future internship positions become available.
Applications for summer 2018 internships will be accepted from Dec. 4, 2017, through Jan. 15, 2018.
For more information, contact:
- Bud Harris
5777 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85054