Internships

The Boston Children's Hospital Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP) is Harvard Medical School affiliated, multidisciplinary applied research and education program. CHIP is uniquely positioned at the nexus of a world-leading children’s hospital, a first-rate academic institution, wider health networks, and thoughtful collaborations with industry.

Our research has been at the forefront of posing a wide spectrum of health questions and building solutions. Our faculty advance the science of biomedical informatics for molecular characterization of the patient, gene discovery, medical decision making, diagnosis, therapeutic selection, care redesign, public health management, population health, and re-imagined clinical trials. Our research has influenced public health policies at the highest level. Governmental health institutions, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have amended their recommendations for population health based on the research of our faculty. Our faculty have advised governments worldwide on establishing biodefense and biosurveillance infrastructures. The White House, US State Department, USAID, and NASA have recognized our faculty for their research contributions in health care.

CHIP has a longstanding track record of developing and repurposing existing technologies that have been widely commercialized. We have established partnerships with  companies like Uber, Lyft, Quest Diagnostics, and Eli Lily and have developed platforms that have been widely adopted by Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.

CHIP Internships

CHIP offers internships across many informatics disciplines. Currently, we are actively recruiting for undergraduate interns.

CHIP AI Internship

The CHIP AI Internship is an opportunity for undergraduate students at Harvard College to develop new machine learning and artificial intelligence approaches and apply them to fundamental challenges in biomedicine. Internships will be on a rolling basis and every intern will be matched with a core CHIP faculty member.

Interns will be exposed to the many facets of artificial intelligence and machine learning applied to challenges in healthcare, including:

  • the analysis of very large datasets spanning tens of millions individuals
  • digital surveillance and machine learning approaches for public health
  • clinical decision making using high-throughput molecular and clinical data (e.g. whole-exome sequencing)

Admissions

A call for applications is now open and positions are available on a rolling basis.

Qualifications

Being an intern at CHIP means being given meaningful, fulfilling, skill-building tasks and projects that are designed to set you up for success in your future career. Interns are/have:

  • current undergraduate students at Harvard College
  • strong quantitative and computer science skills (relevant [but not required] coursework: CS50, Stat 110/111, CS181, CS109, BMI704)
  • hardworking, detail-oriented, and efficient
  • an interest in machine learning in health care
  • an ability to multitask, work independently, and be self-directed

How to Apply

Please send your resume and a cover letter to chip@childrens.harvard.edu and reference "CHIP AI Internship" in the subject line.

CHIP Marketing Internship

Marketing Interns will support the team in the full lifecycle of an integrated marketing campaign, sitting in on proposal brainstorms, compiling reports, working on event logistics, and pulling campaign metrics.

Qualifications

Being an intern at CHIP means being given meaningful, fulfilling, skill-building tasks, and projects, which will set you up for success in future jobs and internships. Interns are/have:

  • current college undergraduates
  • strong communication, organization and strategic thinking skills
  • working knowledge of all Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • hardworking, detail-oriented, efficient and creative
  • an understanding of basic marketing and media concepts
  • interest in marketing, event planning and project management
  • an ability to multitask, work well in a group as well as independently
  • flexibility and willingness to perform tasks both large and small 

Additional Information

Internships are available to current college students each semester (fall, spring, and summer) on a full-time or part-time basis in our Boston office. Academic credit is available and required for all interns.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter and two academic references to chip@childrens.harvard.edu and reference "CHIP Marketing Internship" in the subject line.