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Internships

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Biostatistics

The Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee invites applications for interns in biostatistics.

Interns will work with one or more of our faculty members on a statistical project of mutual interest. Interested individuals must have strong programming skills in at least one language (eg. R, Python, Julia, C/C++, SAS), possess basic data analysis skills, and have a willingness to learn biomedical science. Applicants should possess a relevant (eg. statistics, mathematics, computer science) bachelor’s or master’s degree; undergraduate students must be rising juniors or seniors.

Most internships are 20 hours per week for 10 weeks, but total hours are negotiable. Internships may be paid or for credit at the student's home institution depending on institutional policies, student and faculty mentor preference.

Please send informal enquiries to Saunak Sen for more details and an application procedure.

Since 2016, the division has hosted the following interns:

  •  2016 Emily Hanson (undergraduate student, Rhodes College; mentor: Saunak Sen) developed the R/lcest package for analysis of bivariate left-censored data
  •  2017 Alemayehu Wolde (PhD student, University of Memphis, 2018; mentor: Mehmet Kocak) developed statistical methods for growth curve modeling in the early years of life
  •  2018 Courtney Gale (recent graduate of Furman University, 2018) is working on statistical methods for activity and weight loss data.
  • 2019 Luhang Han (PhD student, University of Memphis; mentor: Chi-Yang Chiu) developed a pipeline for analyzing NIH dbGaP data. 

About Memphis

Memphis is a mid-sized city with a distinctive cultural identity, mild climate, and affordable cost of living. It is the home of blues music, Elvis Presley, and barbecue. It offers the amenities of city life (zoo, museums, concerts, parks, restaurants) in a laid-back environment. The UTHSC campus is about 5 minutes from downtown and the popular Midtown neighborhood; there are many affordable apartments nearby. Most desirable residential neighborhoods within the city and suburbs are less than 40 minutes away.

Last Published: Sep 16, 2019