Data Science for the Public Good Intern Program – Biocomplexity Institute (Staff Wage & Student Wage)

at University of Virginia
Published April 10, 2023
Location Blacksburg, United States of America
Category Data Science  
Job Type Internship  


The Biocomplexity Institute's Social and Decision Analytics Division’s Data Science for the Public Good (DSPG) program is a summer program for undergraduate and graduate students. DSPG brings together and engages students on research projects that address state, federal, and local government challenges around social issues relevant in the world today. Participants conduct research at the intersection of statistics, computation, and the social sciences to determine how information can be leveraged to inform public policy. The program equips new generations of scientists, engineers, and scholars of all disciplines with the skills they need to inform evidence-based decision-making for the public good.

These paid positions will be in person at the Biocomplexity Institute's location in the Rosslyn Neighborhood of Arlington, VA.

For additional information on the summer 2023 DSPG program, please visit:

Please apply through UVA Workday by searching “Data Science for the Public Good.” Complete an application by attaching your CV/resume, and a copy of your transcript.

Additionally, please arrange for one letter of reference to be uploaded through this online form:

Letters may also be sent directly to

Note: Reference letters should be uploaded or sent by the person writing the letter, not the student. Ask your letter writers to include your last name in the subject of the email.


Additional Details:

Where: Arlington, Virginia

When: May 29, 2023 - August 4, 2023

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at any U.S. university. Students in all academic fields and all levels (graduate and undergraduate) are encouraged to apply!

Application deadline: March 3, 2023

Stipends: Undergraduate students- $8,000 and Graduate students- $10,000

This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year.

For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link:

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.  (SPAKA)

Questions related to the application process may be directed to PLEASE ADD.

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