Summer Internship Program

Summer Internship Program

Program Overview

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will sponsor up to 6 students to work as summer interns under the direct supervision of a faculty member or senior staff member in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Outcomes or Health Administration. Students will have a chance to interact with distinguished investigators and other healthcare professionals to contribute to the department’s research endeavors, enrich their understanding of statistics, survey development, participant recruitment and research administration, as well as perform specific tasks assigned and present the results of their work. Additionally, interns will have an opportunity to explore the wider MSK community through attendance at seminars, employee events, and facility tours offered institution-wide. It is our intention that the mentorship will continue beyond the 6-8 weeks internship. 

Intern Requirements/Selection Criteria

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program; junior and senior in high school may also be considered
  • Strong academic record
  • Excellent analytical skills and programming skills/interest

Interns will receive a small stipend, depending on the academic level and the work assigned based on skills (payable bi-weekly for the duration of the assignment). The number of hrs/week will be determined after the interview and will be stated in the acceptance letter each successful candidate will receive from the department.

6-8 Weeks in the summer (June – August) depending on supervisor’s availability. No housing provided. You must be authorized to work in the US to be eligible for this program.

Application Requirements

  • Research statement (interest area, past work, etc)
  • CV
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Proof that the candidate is enrolled in an undergraduate program (e.g. Letter from Registrar’s Office candidate is responsible to obtain with School logo and official signature, scanned copy acceptable).

To apply, send all required documents via e-mail to

Application deadline: Feb 26.  Applicants will be emailed back with a response/request for interview by March 30.  A final decision will be made on or before April 15.

Each service will have a committee to review resumes and match selected candidates with a faculty/staff member.  If specific projects with additional funding sources (i.e. grants) become available, this program will be expanded to include additional paid internship positions.