DREAM Lab Internship

DREAM Lab Internship

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) DREAM Lab is a multidisciplinary research team studying and addressing health disparities at the population level. We are based in the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and are led by Drs. Scarlett Gomez, Iona Cheng, Salma Shariff-Marco, and Peggy Reynolds. Our team has expertise in cancer health disparities, geospatial analyses, genetic and molecular epidemiology, cancer registry and cancer surveillance, and large data sets (census, electronic health records, etc).

The UCSF DREAM Lab is looking for undergraduate and graduate students for summer and year-long internships starting in June 2024. Summer internships will last 10-weeks and require 25-40 hours per week (can be flexible depending on student/program requirements). Year-long internships will last for 11-12 months and require 4-8 hours per week during the school year. Compensation for the internship will be $20-24/hour based on skills and experience. These positions can be fully remote.

The student intern will join project teams comprising epidemiologists, data/GIS analysts, study recruiters, and project managers who, in addition to DREAM Lab faculty, will provide oversight and mentorship.

The student intern will:

  • learn how to analyze different types of data (cancer registry, geospatial, electronic health record, study surveys)
  • assist with developing scientific manuscripts (literature review, writing, editing, developing tables and figures)
  • help engage study participants engage study participants, including Asian-American populations (develop printed recruitment materials, develop content for social media, interact with the community)

Specific projects will be based on each intern’s interests and skills. Interns will participate in regular meetings with faculty members, the DREAM Lab team, supervisors, and other interns. They will also work independently on assigned tasks and present final work to the DREAM Lab team at the end of their program. In addition to the specific project(s), interns will also take part in regular workshops with DREAM Lab faculty and staff, focusing on topics ranging from career development to emerging health disparity topics.

Please submit your application by filling out the DREAM Lab Internship application by March 15, 2024. Decisions will be made by April 30, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Rose at [email protected].

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The DREAM Lab internship is supported by the Cancer Prevention Institute of California Research Fellowship.