HIV/Aging Research Administration Internship

  • Internship
  • Boston, MA
  • $20 USD / Hour

Website Massachusetts General Hospital - Medical Practice Evaluation Center

The HIV/Aging Research Administration Internship is a novel approach to providing mentored exposure to various roles and career opportunities in clinical research and public health. Building on the exceptional foundation of the research teams and infrastructure at the MPEC and CASI at Massachusetts General Hospital, this internship facilitates opportunities for undergraduates to learn from skilled professionals in program management, clinical research coordination, and other elements of operational support, as well as faculty mentorship.

About MPEC and CASI

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.

What Interns will do:

  • Assist in building budgets and engaging procurement/logistics support.
  • Assist in the submission of research grant progress reports.
  • Orchestrate the exit process for departing employees.
  • Prepare onboarding and training plans for new hires.
  • Draft Standard Operating Procedure and protocol documentation.
  • Prepare Institutional Review Board documents.
  • Coordinate timelines for projects.
  • Design and produce surveys.
  • Develop figures and tables for scientific manuscripts.

Additional Opportunities:

  • Career mentoring sessions from MPEC and CASI staff and faculty.
  • Exposure to the lifecycle of research projects.
  • Learning about a diversity of roles and career opportunities that contribute to research and public health initiatives (e.g., HR, project management, grants administration).
  • Development of professional skills regarding multidisciplinary team communication and best practices for project planning (e.g., timelines, breaking larger problems into pieces).
  • Development of technical skills, including writing skills and exploring the visual representation of data (e.g., development of figures and tables).
  • Network with other student interns, MGH faculty and staff.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Members of groups that are underrepresented in medicine and/or public health (URiM) as defined by the National Institutes of Health are strongly encouraged to apply. See the definition of URiM here.
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate institution.
  • Citizen or noncitizen nationals of the United States or lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
  • Availability to attend the program in its entirety (see applicant timeline).
  • Interns who have completed a Research Administration Internship at MPEC/CASI remain eligible to participate subsequently in the Research Methods Internship (and vice versa).


  • 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.

How to Apply:

Apply on the MGH careers website using job ID # 3274714 (Research Administration). When applying, please submit the following:

  • Personal Statement: 250 words describing your interests, professional goals, and past experience
  • Resume or CV
  • 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).

Applicant Timeline
Summer Internship

  • Application Available: January 16, 2024
  • Application Deadline: March 15, 2024
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 30, 2024
  • Program Starts: June 10, 2024
  • Program Ends: August 5, 2024

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