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Undergraduate Research and Internship Opportunities

Quantitative Sciences Undergraduate Research Experience at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The Quantitative Sciences Undergraduate Research Experience (QSURE) Program of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City is now accepting applications for the 2019 summer program. All application materials must be submitted by January 4, 2019.

QSURE is an NCI-funded (R25 CA214255) 10-week summer internship program designed for exceptional undergraduate students with an aptitude in quantitative sciences and an interest in cancer and population health. Students will participate in an individual research program and receive exposure to methods in biostatistics, epidemiology and health outcomes research.

For program details and to submit an application, please visit: https://www.mskcc.org/qsure

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.


Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) Program

The Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) Program at the University of Connecticut (UConn) is an intensive summer research experience designed for junior and senior undergraduate college students who are preparing for careers in Transportation. Fellows receive $2,000 to pursue individual research projects (beginning in early June and ending mid-August) under the guidance of transportation faculty and researchers.

Fellows gain experience in proposal writing, techniques, research project planning and project execution. The program introduces students to projects of the sort encountered during postgraduate research training and fosters an understanding of the planning, discipline, and teamwork involved in the pursuit of answers to critical questions in transportation systems and planning. At the end of the program fellows have the opportunity to prepare academic posters and present their research to an audience of their peers and advisors.

Submission Deadline:
5:00 PM, Friday, March 22, 2019

Examples of Previous TURF Projects

Kevin McKernan
“Complete Streets Manual Research: Best Practices for Implementing Public Act 05-194”
Advisor: Dr. Nicholas Lownes, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Adam Polinksi
“Mapping Parking as an Indicator of Transportation Policy”
Advisors: Dr. Norman Garrick, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Dr. Carol Atkinson-Palombo, Geography

Qiwei Zheng
“Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS)”
Advisor: Dr. Eric Jackson, Civil and Environmental Engineering / Connecticut Transportation Institute

For more information, email:
nicholas.lownes@uconn.edu


Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The Quantitative Sciences Undergraduate Research Experience (QSURE) Program of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City is now accepting applications for the 2019 summer program. All application materials must be submitted by January 4, 2019. Please see attached flyer.

QSURE is an NCI-funded (R25 CA214255) 10-week summer internship program designed for exceptional undergraduate students with an aptitude in quantitative sciences and an interest in cancer and population health. Students will participate in an individual research program and receive exposure to methods in biostatistics, epidemiology and health outcomes research.

For program details and to submit an application, please visit: https://www.mskcc.org/qsure.


SAMSI Undergraduate Workshop: February 25-26, 2019

As part of its Education and Outreach Program for 2018-2019, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) will host a two-day undergraduate workshop on topics of current interest in statistics and applied mathematics.

While students from universities not in the U.S. are welcome to apply, please be aware that priority is given to students who are enrolled at U.S. institutions.

If your application is accepted for the workshop, and you are traveling from outside the triangle region, SAMSI will reimburse predetermined travel expenses and provide shared lodging. Meals/breaks are provided for all participants during the days of the workshop.

** Deadline for applications is January 10, 2019 **

To complete the application for this workshop, click here!


NSA Summer Internships

Each year the NSA offers students a wide variety of excellent programs to get a jumpstart on a career in intelligence.

For most of the programs, applications are accepted September 1 – October 31 each year. More info about the programs can be found at https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.html.


National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowship

The National Physical Science Consortium is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. NPSC’s goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.

The NPSC Graduate Fellowship is unique in being: open to all American citizens; lasting for up to six years; providing a $20,000 annual stipend; covering tuition; allowing a fellow also to hold a research or teaching assistantship; including one or two paid summer internships with a government agency; providing a mentor and the opportunity for a lasting relationship with the sponsor.

Students can find information and apply online at https://npsc.onlineapplications.net/applications/. The online application typically opens August 25 and closes December 8.


Research Analyst Position at Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Each year we recruit Research Analysts to work closely with the economists in our Research group; at the moment, we are recruiting research analysts to start this spring or summer.  We request your assistance in finding talented seniors to fill these positions.  Your familiarity with undergraduates at your institution will be of tremendous help in this effort.

Research Analysts play an integral role in both the policy and research functions of the Research and Statistics Group.  Our economists, whose specialties include banking and payment systems, capital markets, international economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics, work closely with Research Analysts.  Upon leaving the Fed, Research Analysts who choose to apply to graduate school are consistently accepted by top programs; others pursue a wide variety of public and private sector opportunities. In recent years, our RAs have gone on to pursue PhDs in Economics or Finance at MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, and Wharton, among others.  Previous RAs have also gone to law and public policy programs at Harvard Kennedy School, Princeton, Yale, and others.

We seek candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity.  Research Analysts usually come from strong economics, policy, mathematics, or computer science backgrounds, though a major in one of these fields is not a necessity.  Successful candidates often have previous research experience, and many are considering careers in economic research, public policy, or other related fields.

In addition, we seek candidates from a wide range of backgrounds that are typically underrepresented in economics.  It is important to us that we succeed in recruiting a diverse cohort of research analysts each year. Thus we encourage many students with varying experiences and backgrounds to apply. As a representative of your institution and student body, we ask that you please help us in passing this message along to any candidates you may know who may be otherwise hesitant to apply.

Click here for more details about the Research Analyst position. Applications are being accepted now, on a rolling basis, here. It is recommended that candidates apply as soon as possible.


Undergraduate Research in Network Analysis of Climate Change Studies in Ecology

This project is a spatiotemporal study using network analysis to identify how climate change is studied in ecology. It focuses on using keyword co-occurrence networks to identify links between certain topics and track how these topics are related in time and space. Students applying to this project are expected to take it on as their primary research project and will take the lead on it (i.e. if/when the project is published, they would be the first author). The immediate supervisor, Eliza Grames, is a second year PhD student whose research focuses on modeling sensitivity of songbirds to forest fragmentation. For more information, click here.

To apply, please send a one-page cover letter and a resume to eliza.grames@uconn.edu.

If you have questions, please contact eliza.grames@uconn.edu.


Summer Analyst Internship at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Summer Analyst Internship program provides undergraduates an opportunity to learn about and contribute to the work done by the Research and Statistics Group.   Over the course of the summer, our economists—whose specialties include banking and payment systems, capital markets, international economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics—work closely with Summer Analysts on long-term, academically orientated research projects as well as current public policy work. In addition to their daily responsibilities, summer analysts attend events and weekly presentations hosted by senior management. These presentations provide a broad and extensive overview of the Bank’s responsibilities and operations. In addition to serving as a prime learning opportunity for undergraduates interested in economic research, the summer analyst program also establishes a strong pool of candidates for recruitment into the full-time Research Analyst position at the FRBNY upon graduation.

 

We seek candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity.  Summer Analysts usually come from strong economics, policy, mathematics, or computer science backgrounds, though a major in one of these fields is not a necessity.  Successful candidates often have previous research experience, and many are considering careers in economic research, public policy, or other related fields.

In addition, we seek candidates from a wide range of backgrounds that are typically underrepresented in economics.  It is important to us that we succeed in recruiting a diverse cohort of summer analysts each year. Thus we encourage many students with varying experiences and backgrounds to apply.

 

Applications for the Summer Analyst position are being accepted now at http://www.newyorkfed.org/careers/current_opportunities.html. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by November 1. Click here for a brochure with details about the full-time Research Analyst position, which the Summer Analyst position is largely modeled after.


Graduate Program Opportunities

University Application Deadline Type of Degree Area/Field
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill December 12 Masters or PhD Mathematics
University of Missouri January 15 (for Fall applicants)

October 15 (for Spring applicants)

Masters or PhD Statistics
Emory University January 5 (for merit scholarship consideration)

May 1 (preferred last day for international students)

July 15 (preferred last day)

August 2 (application closes at 5 pm)

Masters or PhD Biostatistics

Bioinformatics