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We are offering a paid and mentored internship this fall.  The internship will focus on HIV and Aging and is open to undergraduates interested in careers in medicine, public health, research administration, management, or human resources. Our aim is to offer valuable opportunities for underrepresented individuals in medicine and public health to make meaningful contributions to HIV and Aging research.

Note that this internship is one of two open HIV/Aging internship opportunities. Click here to find more detailed information.

The HIV/Aging Research Methods Intern will be paired with a specific faculty-mentor investigator (MD or PhD) from the Medical Practice Evaluation Center (MPEC) or Center for Aging and Serious Illness (CASI) at Massachusetts General Hospital with a focus on HIV/aging-related research to reduce complications and death among older people with HIV. Projects could include a range of methods, including epidemiology, qualitative analysis, intervention development, clinical trials, implementation science, computer simulation modeling, and cost-effectiveness analysis. MPEC and CASI faculty mentors will break down research projects into manageable pieces that undergraduate students could tackle during the internship timeline.

At MPEC, research teams use computer simulation models and cost-effectiveness analysis, as well as implementation science and epidemiology, to address questions of value in global health care with a primary focus on HIV and its complications and associated conditions. CASI brings together multidisciplinary researchers (e.g., medical doctors, surgeons, physical therapists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, and social workers) across Mass General Hospital and the Boston community to improve the well-being of older adults and enhance the lived experience of people with advanced illnesses to achieve health equity and to holistically shape health policy.


How to Apply

Apply on the MGH careers website using job ID #3288222. When applying, please submit the following:

Please upload the following application materials (applications that do not include all components will NOT be considered):

  • Personal Statement
    • 250 words describing your interests, professional goals, and past experience.
  • Resume or CV
  • Contact information for two personal references (Examples could include: current or former manager/supervisor from work or volunteer settings, a teacher or mentor)
  • All college transcripts. Original transcripts are preferred, although unofficial transcript copies will be accepted at the time of application (original transcripts will be required if accepted into the program).

 Find more information on the HIV/Aging Internships available here.

The Fall start date is September 2024. Please note that we expect interns to be local and working at our Boston location. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide relocation or housing sponsorship for this internship.




What Interns will do with 1:1 mentorship from a faculty investigator:

  • Conduct literature reviews to critically review and summarize published data.
  • Develop tables and figures for data visualization.
  • Assist in the writing of abstracts and manuscripts.
  • Create slide decks for project presentations.
  • Prepare grant applications and Institutional Review Board documents for submission.


Additional Opportunities:

  • Participate in career mentoring sessions with MPEC and CASI faculty regarding steps in training and future professional opportunities.
  • Gain exposure to a range of research methodologies and approaches.
  • Development of professional skills necessary for clinical research.
  • Development of technical skills, including improving scientific writing and visual representation of data (e.g., development of figures and tables).



  • Member of a group that is underrepresented in medicine and/or public health (URiM) as defined by the National Institutes of Health. See the definition of URiM here.
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate institution.
  • Availability to attend the program in its entirety (see Summer and Fall start and end dates).
  • Interns who have completed a Research Administration Internship at MPEC/CASI remain eligible to participate subsequently in the Research Methods Internship (and vice versa).
  • Authorized to work in the United States.



This paid part-time position will be conducted in a standard office setting, requiring a commitment of 15 to 20 hours per week for 12 weeks. It's a hybrid role, with the expectation that most hours will be spent working in person.

Flexible scheduling for these hybrid hours is available, and we're open to discussing arrangements to accommodate individual needs. However, our preference is for the hours to align with the standard workday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.



  • Application Available: May 1, 2024
  • Application Deadline: July 1, 2024
  • Notification of Acceptance: August 1, 2024
  • Program Starts: September 2, 2024
  • Program Ends: Novemeber 24, 2024