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2022 CBIIT Summer Internship Program Now Accepting Applications

Are you an undergraduate student or know an undergraduate student who is interested in gaining valuable experience in software engineering, data sharing, data science, or business administration? NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) invites such individuals to participate in the NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP).

Apply by March 1, 2022, through the NIH SIP website.

This program’s core objective is to give four highly qualified college students studying computer science, information management, business administration, or other related fields an 8–12 week paid internship opportunity in Summer 2022. Interns will work and collaborate with experts, getting a first-hand perspective of how CBIIT supports NCI in driving discovery through cancer data science and IT.

Applicants for this program must:

  • be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, living in the United States;
  • be currently enrolled in a full-time college or university;
  • be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher;  
  • be able to pass a Federal Background Check using Standard Form-85;
  • have a record of leadership experience in their school or community;
  • submit an application through the Office of Intramural Training and Education; and
  • submit a letter of interest and CV to NCIITTraining@mail.nih.gov.

Please contact Dr. Shannon Silkensen or any CBIIT staff member for questions or to learn more about CBIIT.

Position Description: The CBIIT Interns will join a highly trained and supportive IT and informatics environment. Specific roles and responsibilities for supporting a branch within CBIIT are as follows:

  • Informatics and Data Science Program (IDS)
    • Gain a basic understanding of next-generation sequencing data processing.
    • Gain hands-on experience with commonly used bioinformatics tools.
    • Learn and perform R programming and command-line usage on local computers and on High Computing Resources (i.e., Biowulf).
  • Business Operations Branch (BOB)
    • Support program and project financial planning, tracking, and reporting.
    • Provide guidance and training as needed on the use of financial capabilities of the Portfolio Management system.
    • Support administrative functions, including managing the fleet of government vehicles, property management, and onboarding/offboarding processes.
    • Support travel requests by managing the Travel Request System in NCI at Your Service; process Travel Authorization and Vouchers; provide guidance and request trip approval on behalf of travelers through the Conference Travel Planning System CTPS/NCI Single Traveler Event Planning System (STEPS).
  • Infrastructure and Information Technology Operations Branch (IITOB)
    • Contribute to NCI’s mission by migrating content (text, files, images, other content) to more modern technologies, such as Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and ServiceNow Knowledge.
    • Work with NCI teams to help migrate/create content (via export/import methods or manual entry), providing suggestions, and creating mock-ups of alternative designs.
  • NCI Office of Data Sharing (ODS), Cancer Data Sharing Education
    • Identify gaps in knowledge and comprehension of data sharing policies and expectations of stakeholders, including NCI program staff, cancer researchers, healthcare professionals, cancer advocates, and developing educational tools to fill those gaps.
    • Assist the NCI Office of Data Sharing in providing data sharing educational resources (e.g., communication content, infographics, flow charts) pertaining to policies, processes, and other relevant data sharing issues including health disparities among underserved individuals/communities.
    • Develop a fact sheet and associated brief presentation at the conclusion of the internship.
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