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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.

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.


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