• Intern

    Job ID
    Temporary Part-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


    Under the mentorship of the Project Coordinator and Principal Investigator, the Social Behavioral Intern will assist with tasks throughout the entire research process, including preparing recruitment materials, helping with data entry and analysis, and performing other varied support functions related to research activities.


    This is an unpaid internship.


    • Assist in developing and compiling documents and materials necessary for recruitment and consenting of research subjects and to help track each project’s progress.
    • Help manage, transcribe, and analyze audio and survey data collected from ongoing research projects. This will include verifying the accuracy of research study data, preparing data for computer input, recording data in research database files and data spreadsheets, generating summary statistics of the data, and providing assistance with writing and preparation of main study findings
    • Learn how to perform various research support functions, including note-taking during meetings, transcribing and proofreading research documents (e.g. audiotape transcription, dictation for journal reviews, research budget justifications), performing background literature reviews, manage and track documentation related to recruitment of research participants, and in organizing and synthesizing information related to the research process
    • This internship can also offer the opportunity to further develop the existing Spanish language skills and provide introductory qualitative and statistical data analysis experience with ATLAS.ti and SPSS programs
    • This internship will develop strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as, excellent customer service and provide the ability to gain working experience that requires a high level of detail and organizational skills
    • Intern is invited to attend appropriate training sessions and group meetings


    • Ideal intern is a senior-level undergraduate student pursuing a social science degree, including psychology, sociology, or public health. Exact degree is flexible. A high school degree is required. This internship is ideal for an individual interested in pursuing a career in research, public health, or social sciences.
    • Ability to communicate in Spanish highly desired, but not required
    • Experience working with ATLAS.ti or SPSS is highly desirable, but not required.

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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