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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   
We are seeking an hourly summer Intern
By participating in a research internship at Fred Hutch, you will:
  • Be afforded an educational experience during which you will work on meaningful assignments
  • Receive professional training that would prepare you for a job in that field and at Fred Hutch
  • Be a part of a program that values diversity


The intern position with focus on visualization of the output of epidemiological transmission models for web applications. Applicant will be joining a dynamic multi-disciplinary group which develops COVID transmission models for Washington State and Oregon. Among the key objectives of the modeling work are improving the understanding of SARS-CoV-2 transmission and COVID-19 disease dynamics, informing effective public health strategies, and guiding rational development of new preventive interventions. The position will require a substantial amount of programming in R, good organization and communication skills.


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program and pursuing a degree in computer science, mathematics, or statistics. Must be in your third year and entering fourth year of your degree program
  • Basic knowledge about calculus and statistics at college introductory level
  • Statistical programming experience with R is a required for data manipulation and data visualization
  • Experience with dplyr, shiny, and ggplot2 would helpful in this role
  • Experience with population models (epidemic, predator-prey) or is a plus
Preferred Key, Skills and Abilities

  • Accuracy
  • Highly responsible
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to independently search for solutions online
  • Demonstrable interest in research as a future career

Application deadline is June 3, 2022
Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.
statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.