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HIV/Aging Research Methods Internship

The HIV/Aging Research Methods Internship pairs undergraduate students with experienced Harvard Medical School faculty mentors to work 1:1 on a research project with a focus on interventions to reduce complications and death among older people with HIV.

Each intern will be paired with a specific faculty-mentor investigator (MD or PhD) from the MPEC or CASI at Massachusetts General Hospital with a focus on HIV/aging-related research. 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 on the timeline of the internship (6-8 weeks).

Figure. Overview of the Research Methods Internship in HIV/Aging.

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 visualization of data.
  • Assist in the writing of abstracts and manuscripts.
  • Help to prepare slide decks for project presentations.

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).
  • Network with other student interns, MGH faculty, and staff.

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


The compensation offered would be in the range of $4,800 to $6,400 ($20/hour, 40 hours/week) for the 6–8 week internship duration.


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