SeattleStatGROWS is an 8-week, mentored, paid summer research internship program aimed at increasing awareness and interest in careers in statistics and data science research. Partnering with agencies such as Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, students are paired with a mentor to complete projects within the fields of statistics and data science. Additionally, students participate in intensive R Studio training, attend professional development workshops, and engage in social activities.
The program is open to undergraduates enrolled or intending to enroll in a 2- or 4- year college. The program is specifically designed for students from background underrepresented in biomedical science. Students who have an interest in statistics, biostatistics, informatics, or data science are encouraged to apply; no prior experience is needed.
Students are paired with a mentor to complete projects within the fields of statistics and data science. Additionally, students participate in intensive R programming training, attend professional development workshops, and engage in social activities.
The 2024 session will run from Monday, June 17, through Friday, August 9, 2024. Students must be able to commit to participating for the full 8 weeks.
Our 8-week internship program will:
The program is hybrid, with some flexibility. In-person instructions and events are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday for weeks 2 through 8 at the Fred Hutch South Lake Union campus. The first week will be in-person every day.
Mentored Research. Starting on week 1 of the program, students will work with their assigned mentors on a research project. On the last day of the program, students will present their research at the Research Symposium and Reflection.
R Bootcamp. During the first week of the program, students will participate in R introduction and bootcamp. Students will receive group training as well as 1:1 instructions and support.
Biopic Presentations. Students will hear from staff, researchers, and faculty about their career journey with a chance to connect with presenters in small group lunches.
Scientific Talks. Students will learn about various aspects of research along with informatics and data science research needs in topic areas such as oncology, infectious diseases, basic science, cancer prevention, and more.
Career Development. Throughout the program, students will attend career workshops including graduate school applications, scientific talks & report preparation, and 1:1 resume and cover letter review.
Social Events. Students are encouraged to connect with their cohort and students in other Fred Hutch summer programs at in-person social events. Past events include Mariners game, Shave ice social, and escape room activities.
SeattleStatGROWS is open to incoming or current undergraduates who:
Students who are from a population identified by the NIH as underrepresented in the biomedical sciences by ethnicity (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, or Pacific Islanders) are especially encouraged to apply.
If you remain uncertain about your eligibility, please contact us prior to submitting your application.
Students receive a stipend of $5,700 for the summer and a free ORCA card for Seattle-area public transportation to use for the duration of the program.
Additional funding is available for research-related expenses and group meals. Students will also be provided with a laptop and the necessary software for the length of the program.
The 2024 session will run from Monday, June 17, through Friday, August 9, 2024.
Application for 2024 session is now OPEN.
All application materials are due by 11:59 PM on February 4, 2024. Letter of Recommendation is due by 11:59 PM on February 18, 2024.
The application consists of two online components: (1) a form for student applicants, and (2) a distinct online form for references to complete their letters of recommendation.
You must use the online form to submit an application. If you would like a preview of the application, please click here. If you would like a preview of the letter of recommendation, please click here. These PDFs are for your reference only.
If you need accommodations to complete this application, please contact us at SeattleStatGROWS@fredhutch.org.
This program is funded in part by the National Library of Medicine award R25LM014210 and the National Cancer Institute award R25CA272187.