Internships + Opportunities

Duke offers many opportunities to learn about data science, including workshops, hackathons, experiential learning, and internships. To suggest an opportunity for inclusion, please send an e-mail to plus-datascience@duke.edu

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Current Opportunities

Undergrad Student Opportunity with Margolis Scholars Program
Participation open to:
Undergraduate Students
Commitment:
2+ semesters
Application deadline:
Thu, 04/02/2020

The Margolis Scholars program is a prestigious program for Duke University students that demonstrate strong interest in and commitment to a career in health policy and management, as well as leadership potential to improve health policy. Named in honor of Robert Margolis, M.D., the founder of Duke-Margolis and a pioneer of innovative integrated care delivery models, the Margolis Scholars program provides promising students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to be the next generation of health care leaders.

Duke Muser Fall Research Listings Cycle
Participation open to:
Undergraduate Students
Commitment:
1 semester
Application deadline:
Thu, 04/02/2020

Muser provides Duke students with regularly-scheduled, clearly articulated, and equitable access to research opportunities across all fields. Muser Spring Round for Fall 2020 projects is now underway: for students, Thursday, March 26 at 8:00am is the first day to apply for projects, and Thursday, April 2 at 11:59pm is the last day to apply for projects.

+DS Summer 2020 Research Program
Participation open to:
Master's Students, PhD Students, Undergraduate Students
Commitment:
1 semester
Application deadline:
Mon, 04/06/2020

The +DS summer research program is a 10-week full-time experience held on the Duke campus from May 27 – August 5, 2020. The program is designed to allow Duke students who have previously completed the +DS curriculum to continue their engagement with substantive applied projects.

Past Opportunities

2018-2019 Data Science Projects in Medicine
Participation open to:
Master's Students, Medical Students, PhD Students, Undergraduate Students
Commitment:
2 semesters
Application deadline:
Mon, 10/01/2018  Closed
More information:

Data science is having a significant impact in medicine and health. It is anticipated that the clinical delivery of care is going to be significantly impacted (“disrupted”) by advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence as applied to medicine. This program offers Duke students, both undergraduate and graduate, the opportunity to be a part of research teams applying advanced machine learning (deep learning) to important areas of medicine.

2019-2020 Health Data Science Internship Program
Participation open to:
Master's Students
Commitment:
2+ semesters
Application deadline:
Fri, 11/02/2018  Closed
More information:

The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), in partnership with Duke Forge (Duke's center for health data science), is now accepting applications for the Health Data Science Internship Program. Duke students who are pursuing a master’s degree in Statistical Science, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, or other quantitative fields and are scheduled to graduate in spring of 2020 or later are invited to apply.

Summer 2019 Data+ Research Experience
Participation open to:
Master's Students, PhD Students, Undergraduate Students
Commitment:
1 semester
Application deadline:
Mon, 02/25/2019  Closed
More information:

Data+ is a 10-week summer research experience that welcomes Duke undergraduates interested in exploring new data-driven approaches to interdisciplinary challenges. Students join small project teams, collaborating with other teams in a communal environment. They learn how to marshal, analyze, and visualize data, while gaining broad exposure to the modern world of data science.

2019-2020 Bass Connections Student Research Awards
Participation open to:
Master's Students, Medical Students, PhD Students, Undergraduate Students
Commitment:
1 semester, 2 semesters, 2+ semesters
Application deadline:
Fri, 03/01/2019  Closed
More information:

Bass Connections creates opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to work alongside faculty to explore societal challenges through interdisciplinary research teams. The Bass Connections Student Research Award provides funds of up to $3,000 (for one to two students) or $5,000 (for groups of more than two students) to support student-directed research projects...

2019 Duke DataFest
Participation open to:
Master's Students, PhD Students, Undergraduate Students
Commitment:
Application deadline:
Mon, 03/25/2019  Closed
More information:

ASA DataFestTM is a data analysis competition where teams of up to five students attack a large, complex, and surprise dataset over a weekend. Your job is to represent your school by finding and communicating insights into these data. The teams that impress the judges will win prizes as well as glory for their school. Everyone will have a great experience, lots of food, and fun!

Summer 2019 Health Data Science Communications Internship Program
Participation open to:
Master's Students, Medical Students, PhD Students, Undergraduate Students
Commitment:
1 semester
Application deadline:
Sun, 04/07/2019  Closed
More information:

Duke Forge is seeking applications for its Summer 2019 Health Data Science Communications Internship Program. Undergraduate and graduate-level students who have a demonstrated interest in and facility with internet research, web design, health data, science communication, fact-checking, and/or quantitative science are invited to apply.

POE 190.01/POE 790.01, "Introduction to Machine Learning Methods and Practice"
Participation open to:
Master's Students, PhD Students, Undergraduate Students
Commitment:
1 semester
Application deadline:
Fri, 09/06/2019  Closed
More information:

This mini-class will introduce the student to machine learning methods that have become increasingly useful in practice, specifically deep learning and neural networks. Application areas include image and text analysis. This will not be a traditional class with a priori and regular scheduled class times. Rather, over the course of the semester, students participating in this class will be required to attend at least 5 two-hour in-person learning experiences (IPLEs) provided by the Duke +DS program.

Duke Datathon, November 2-3
Participation open to:
Master's Students, PhD Students, Undergraduate Students
Commitment:
1-5 days
Application deadline:
Fri, 10/25/2019  Closed
More information:

Duke's annual datathon. Attack a dataset and come up with an analysis and visualization while racing against the clock. Top teams will win prizes, and all students will have the opportunity to interact with industry and academic sponsors.

Second Annual Duke AI for Art Competition
Participation open to:
Faculty, Fellows, Master's Students, Medical Students, PhD Students, Postdocs, Residents, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Commitment:
1-5 days
Application deadline:
Mon, 12/09/2019  Closed

Using computers to generate art promotes deeper understanding of the ways that artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the visual and media-based world around us, and provokes inquiry into the endeavor and humanity behind creativity. In this spirit, +DS is excited to announce the second annual Duke AI for Art Competition.

Summer 2020 Code+ Program
Participation open to:
Undergraduate Students
Commitment:
1 semester
Application deadline:
Wed, 01/22/2020  Closed

Code+ is a 10-week project-based summer program for Duke undergraduate students. The program offers students the opportunity to participate on a small project team where everyone works towards a common goal while sharing their knowledge and learning from IT professionals and faculty.

EGR 190.06/EGR 590.06 "AI for Everyone"
Participation open to:
Master's Students, PhD Students, Undergraduate Students
Commitment:
1 semester
Application deadline:
Wed, 01/22/2020  Closed
More information:

New Spring 2020 Class Offering Training in AI to All Duke Students: This class will introduce the student to machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) methods that have become increasingly useful in practice, specifically deep learning and neural networks. Application areas include image analysis, text analysis, and optimal decision making. This class is directed to any Duke student, independent of major, who is interested in learning the basics of ML and AI.

Call for poster submissions, Duke Research Computing Symposium
Participation open to:
Faculty, Fellows, Master's Students, Medical Students, PhD Students, Postdocs, Residents, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Commitment:
1-5 days
Application deadline:
Mon, 01/27/2020  Closed
More information:

This year’s Duke Research Computing Symposium will include the (now traditional) gala poster competition. Like last year, the session will be associated with the scintillating talks to take place the afternoon of February 5, 2020 in the Penn Pavilion on Duke’s West Campus. This year, the scope has widened, since the symposium and the poster session are open to our colleagues at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH).

Story+ 2020 Summer Research Experience
Participation open to:
Master's Students, PhD Students, Undergraduate Students
Commitment:
1 semester
Application deadline:
Fri, 02/14/2020  Closed

+DS program team members Matthew Kenney, Ricardo Henao, and Shelley Rusincovitch are project sponsors for the summer 2020 Story+ project "Critical Decisions: Perceptions of AI in Healthcare Management."

Story+ is a 6-week paid summer research experience for Duke students—undergraduates and graduates—interested in exploring humanities research approaches (archival research, oral histories, narrative analysis, visual analysis, and more).

Summer 2020 Data+ Program
Participation open to:
Master's Students, Undergraduate Students
Commitment:
1 semester
Application deadline:
Thu, 02/27/2020  Closed

Data+ is a full-time ten week summer research experience that welcomes Duke undergraduate and masters students interested in exploring new data-driven approaches to interdisciplinary challenges. It is suitable for students from all class years and from all majors.

Summer 2020 CS+ Program
Participation open to:
Undergraduate Students
Commitment:
1 semester
Application deadline:
Fri, 02/28/2020  Closed

CS+ is a ten week summer program for Duke undergrads to get involved in computer science research projects with faculty in a fast-paced but supportive community environment. Students participate in teams of 3-4 and are jointly mentored by a faculty project lead and a graduate student mentor.

Forge Health Data Science Communications Internships, Summer 2020
Participation open to:
Master's Students, PhD Students, Undergraduate Students
Commitment:
1 semester
Application deadline:
Mon, 03/02/2020  Closed

Duke Forge is seeking applications for its Summer 2020 Health Data Science Communications Internship Program. Undergraduate and graduate-level students from the NC Triangle area with strong writing/editorial skills and a background or interest in science communication, medicine, population health, health policy, social sciences, computer science, machine learning, and/or statistics are invited to apply.

DataFest 2020 @ Duke
Participation open to:
Master's Students, PhD Students, Undergraduate Students
Commitment:
1-5 days
Application deadline:
Thu, 03/19/2020  Closed

ASA DataFestTM is a data analysis competition where teams of up to five students attack a large, complex, and surprise dataset over a weekend. Your job is to represent your school by finding and communicating insights into these data. The teams that impress the judges will win prizes as well as glory for their school. Everyone will have a great experience, lots of food, and fun!

ASA DataFest 2020 will take place at Duke over the April 3 - 5 weekend. Sign up by March 19, 2020 at 11:59p!

Children’s Health and Discovery Initiative Summer Internship Program
Participation open to:
Undergraduate Students
Commitment:
1 semester
Application deadline:
Mon, 03/23/2020  Closed

The Children’s Health and Discovery Initiative (CHDI) Summer Internship Program is a multidisciplinary experience designed for rising juniors and seniors attending Duke University who are interested in conducting research focused on improving child health and identifying pediatric origins of disease.