Post-Bac Eligibility & Application

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the Post-Bac Internship Program Must:
• Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (proof of permanent residency must be provided).
• Carry health insurance during the 3 months of the internship. No exceptions.
Identify as one or more of the following:

‣ A member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education: African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Natives, Pacific Islander (having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands), or Multiracial/Biracial
‣ A first-generation college student (neither parent nor legal guardian has a bachelor’s degree)
‣ A low-income student as defined by the U.S. Department of Education.
‣ A disabled student according to the definition of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Ideal Applicants for the Summer Program Should:
Have earned a bachelor’s degree by the start of the internship program
• Be interested in or have plans to attend a graduate degree program in biostatistics
• Have a strong background and interest in quantitative subjects such as mathematics, statistics, or computer science
• Be in good academic standing with a strong GPA, and have completed coursework in calculus

Application Requirements

• Completed Application Form
• Resume
• Official Transcript(s)
• Two Letters of Recommendation, preferably from faculty members who can attest to the applicant’s overall suitability for research, motivation, and classroom performance
A Personal Statement describing background, experience and reason for interest in the program (1,000 words or less)

Application Procedure

A completed electronic application form and supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted by FEBRUARY 1, 2020. Applications open December 2019. The program typically accepts 2-3 participants. You will be asked to upload PDF files of your resume, personal statement, and transcripts from all colleges attended.  Please note, funding has yet to be confirmed for the 2020 program.

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