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Summer Internship in Biostatistics Research

Yale Graduate Students in Public Health

Designed for masters-level students who have completed first-year coursework, this full-time, 10-week internship provides exposure to real-world health sciences research, and to the day-to-day role of the biostatistician/consultant in an academic environment. The program satisfies the summer internship requirements for the M.P.H. and M.S. degrees (EPH 520c, BIS 695c).

The internship experience:

  • Assist biostatisticians in collaborating and consulting with investigators.
  • Prepare data for analysis, conduct data analyses, calculate sample size, and prepare tables, graphs, and reports.
  • Develop scientific writing and oral presentation skills, produce a manuscript-style write-up, and prepare an oral presentation.
  • Serve as teaching assistant for a fast-paced, 2-week introductory biostatistics course taught by YCAS faculty and staff.
  • Participate in staff meetings, and research design and analytics consultation clinics.
  • Attend individual and group supervision, and lunchtime discussion groups.


  • BIS 623a. Applied Regression Analysis.
  • At least one of the following: BIS 625a. Categorical Data Analysis; BIS 628b. Longitudinal and Multilevel Data Analysis; BIS630b. Applied Survival Analysis.
  • Intermediate SAS skills.
  • BIS 540a. Fundamentals of Clinical Trials and CDE508a. Principles of Epidemiology I are helpful.
  • Knowledge of R is a plus.

To Apply: 

Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and first semester transcript to by March 1.