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Remote Fall Internship - Statistician

CMS values the contributions made by students of all backgrounds. We continually benefit from a diverse workforce that includes students and recent graduates who infuse the workplace with their enthusiasm, talents, and unique perspectives.

About the role:
As a Statistician Intern, you will support team members by collecting statistical data and information, performing data quality reviews, running statistical models, conducting data analysis, and providing assessments to management.


$21.44 - $26.33 per hour

This is a remote position; however, the position reports to a CMS Office on a periodic basis (1-2 times per year). Requirements to report to the office will vary and can be discussed at the time of interview. As such, your pay will be based on your home address. For more information on locality and pay scales, please visit here
What you'll do:

  • Conduct statistical analysis and present programmatic, process and/or business trends and programs of moderate complexity.
  • Assist in conducting root cause analysis of issues and assist team members in identifying data and other sources of information to support their efforts.
  • Assist in carrying out assignments involving matters such as: searching reference material to collect information; performing analysis, computing and calculating a variety of data; and work of a similar degree of difficulty.
  • Complete duties assigned by supervisor or senior staff specializing in fields related to mathematics, physics, computer engineering, and computer science.
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply for this position.
  • You will be subject to a background and suitability investigation.
  • You must be 16 years old to be employed by the Federal government.
  • You must be a baccalaureate or graduate degree student on at least a part-time basis as determined by the academic institution.

Education Requirement: 

In addition to meeting the qualification and eligibility requirements, all candidates must have one of the following educational requirements:

  • Have a bachelor's or higher degree that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing. (Note: Transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.)
  • Possess a combination of education and experience. Have courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlations, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.
  • Currently pursuing a degree or coursework as shown in the paragraph above and will meet one of the above requirements prior to graduation. (Note: Transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.)
Education Requirements:

  • GS-07: Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. OR eligibility under Superior Academic Achievement: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university AND one of the following provisions of superior academic achievement:

Superior Academic Achievement: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university AND one of the following provisions of superior academic achievement: NOTE: If you are claiming S.A.A. you must provide an unofficial transcript at the time of application that documents this claim:

  • A grade-point average of "B" (3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. For example, 2.95 is rounded to 3.0, and 2.94 is rounded to 2.9.
  • A grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all required courses completed in your major field of study, or those required courses in your major completed in the last two years of your undergraduate study.
  • Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision.
  • Membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies
TRANSCRIPTS are required at the time of application to verify satisfactory completion of education as part of the program eligibility and qualification requirements. You must submit an unofficial transcript from your Institution attesting to your possession of the required education. All unofficial transcripts must include the following: current overall GPA, enrollment status, major, and the number of credits for each course. If you do not submit a transcript indicating your possession of the required education, you will not be considered for this position.
You MUST apply through USAJOBS to be considered.
Apply by 8/05/22!