Articles and Advice


Industry Internships Webinar - Advice and Tips

Abstract: On December 7, 2023 the committee sponsored a webinar on Industry and Government Internships featuring panelists from Eli Lilly, FDA, NIH, and Pfizer, The panelists offered advice on how students can find, apply for, and get the most out of their internship. A recording of the webinar is available here.

Abstract: On January 28, 2021 the ASA sponsored a webinar featuring panelists who provided tips and advice for students seeking internship opportunities. A recording of the webinar can be found here. 

Effective Research-Oriented Internships to Foster the Next Generation of Statisticians

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Abstract: Successful partnerships come in many forms, and in particular, statistical internships support the mission of collaboration, enhance both methodological and applied research, and may ultimately be stepping stones to fulfilling careers for a future generation of statisticians. 

Top 10 Tips for Getting Successful Statistical Internships

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Abstract: If you are a graduate or advanced undergraduate student in statistical sciences and related fields, these 10 tips may increase your likelihood of getting an internship. Once you have secured and completed an internship, it will be a valuable lifelong experience. 

Internships Make Such a Difference: The Experiences of Four Students

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Abstract: This articles features the internship experiences of these four students

Ruobin Gong, PhD Student, Harvard University

Tyler G. Kinzy and James P. Normington, Master’s Students, University of Minnesota

Steven Willke, Undergraduate Student, The Ohio State University

Bring Statistics to Policy Through Internships

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    Abstract: This month’s science policy guest columnist, Mary Gray, provides a path for younger members of the statistical community to plant the seeds for influencing policymaking. Gray describes various opportunities and benefits of internships, along with the legal aspects for ensuring a worthwhile experience. ~Steve Pierson, ASA Director of Science Policy