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Duke Quantitative 2021 Summer Internships in HIV/AIDS

Applications are now being accepted for graduate students in a quantitative discipline.

2021 Quantitative Methods in HIV/AIDS Summer Internship Application

Duke Quantitative Summer Internships in HIV/AIDS are paid internships during Summer 2021 to conduct research in HIV/AIDS for graduate students in quantitative disciplines. Areas of research may include data analysis, visualization, machine learning, computer simulation, mathematical modeling, or device engineering. Interns are jointly mentored by an HIV research scientist and a quantitative faculty member (who could be your current research advisor if appropriate). Interns will gain valuable hands-on experience in a collaborative setting, increased knowledge in HIV/AIDS research, and will strengthen oral and written communication skills. Interns will also have the opportunity to present their work at national and international HIV/AIDS conferences.

Internship Details

  • Up to 12 summer internships available in Summer 2021 (10+ weeks)
  • Multi-year internships are possible
  • Interns must have a quantitative background (e.g. graduate students in stats, math, CS, data science, engineering).
  • Interns will be provided a stipend of up to $3,360 per month for their participation (unless forbidden by NIH- e.g. T32 recipients)
  • All interns will be funded to present a poster or talk at a national conference
  • Top 2 interns (chosen by steering committee) will be funded to present at an international conference
  • Funds are available for lab- or field-based research for the intern, including travel abroad where appropriate and allowable for the project
  • Applications should be received by Nov 30, 2020 for priority consideration.
  • Applications after the deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis as long as internship slots are available.

Due to the pandemic, we expect that internships will be remote. Please check that you meet the requirements for remote working below:

  • All graduate student employees must live and work remotely in North Carolina.
  • No students can work outside of the U.S. whether a U.S. citizen, Green Card holder, visa holder or not.
  • Foreign nationals who are physically located in the U.S. can work, but their visa status must allow for this work.

Click here for examples of projects that interns worked on in 2020
Click here to apply for an internship.
Please email if you have any programmatic questions.


Call for Proposals: Duke Quantitative Summer Internships in HIV/AIDS (2021)

We are offering twelve fully funded summer internships for quantitative graduate students to do research on HIV/AIDS projects proposed by the HIV/AIDS research community. Your proposal should involve data analysis, visualization, machine learning, computer simulation, mathematical modeling, software development or device engineering, and may optionally include opportunities for fieldwork or hands-on bench work in the lab.

All interns will be co-mentored by the HIV/AIDS researcher (or designated lab member) and a quantitative researcher (e.g., a biostatistician or biomedical engineer). We will provide a suitable quantitative mentor for all funded projects, but you may also recommend one (e.g. a statistician or computational biologist that you are already collaborating with). The objective of the internship is to introduce quantitative graduate students to HIV/AIDS research and encourage interdisciplinary collaborations. This has been extremely successful – for example, in the 2020 internship survey, 8/9 interns rated the program experience as excellent, and 6/9 interns responded that were highly likely to pursue a career in HIV in the future.

The summer internships will cover

  • 10-12 weeks of full-time paid work (subject to availability of funds)
  • Up to $2,800 per intern for laboratory or other research expenses
  • Travel/accommodation to present a poster or oral presentation at a national conference (all interns)
  • Travel/accommodation to present a poster or oral presentation at an international conference (limited)