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What is it?

The Black internship programme for health data scientists is an exciting new endeavour. Black data scientists are currently under-represented within the health data science community, and this is one of several steps that we are taking to start to address this.

By bringing together the extraordinary variety and breadth of data activities across the Alliance organisations – different diseases (from cancer to cystic fibrosis), different organisations (mental health trusts to biobanks), and from different parts of the country (all four nations) – we are creating an internship programme to attract talented Black people who are considering a career in health data research.

The programme is of 6-week duration during summer 2021 (28 June – 6 August 2021).

Interns will be recruited and employed by an Alliance member organisation listed on the internship website, and will participate in a programme of training activities throughout the internship.


Who is it for?

You are encouraged to apply if you are a Black person currently studying at a university in the U.K., on a gap year or recently graduated from a U.K. university (2019 and 2020). This is open to Black persons of all academic backgrounds. It is ideally suited to individuals with a degree in maths, biological sciences, and engineering or computer sciences.


Where are the placements?

By bringing together the extraordinary variety and breadth of data activities across the Alliance organisations – different diseases (from Cancer to Cystic Fibrosis), different organisations (Mental Health Trusts to Biobanks), and from different parts of the country (all four nations) – this programme is designed to attract talented people who are considering a career in health data research.

As a health data scientist intern, you’ll be involved in conducting research and analyses using health data. You’ll develop approaches which will influence how health and care are provided.

Here’s a taste of what you’ll do:

  • Conducting research and developing health data analysis.
  • Collaborating with health care and systems teams to understand organisation needs and devise possible solutions.
  • Learning about latest health data research approaches and technologies
  • Communicating results and ideas to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Implementing new statistical or other mathematical methodologies as needed for specific models.
  • Facilitating joint efforts with external partners by ensuring appropriate database use and project design.

How do I apply?

You’ll answer some questions that are related to your day-to-day job. After the job closes, your answers will go through our de-biased sift process: all answers will be anonymised, randomised and then scored by members of our team.

If you are shortlisted, we’ll invite you to the next step, which includes an online interview. Also, we love giving feedback, so at the end of the application process, we’ll let you know how well you performed.

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Timescales for this application process

1 December 2020 – application process opens

5pm 11 January 2021 – application process closes

25 – 29 January 2021 – online interviews

5 February 2021 – candidates informed of outcomes

28 June – 6 August 2021 – internship programme


 

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