Intern, Administration

Job ID
Temporary Full-Time


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington. 

With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality. 

At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity, and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities makes us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism, and inclusion. 



We are seeking an energetic, responsible intern(s) to join the Office of Translational Research (OTR) team. OTR creates environments which enable researchers and clinicians to accelerate scientific discovery and translate it into cures and research advances which significantly improve patient outcomes and quality of life. We do this by focusing on three key areas: 

  1. Building seamless infrastructure to optimize and speed translational research 
  2. Strengthening tumor-specific translational research programs, and  
  3. Strengthening partnerships between translational research institutions. 


We are looking for full-time interns, 40 hours per week, from June 19th through August 28th 2023, to work with our specimen data management team. Each intern would be responsible for assisting lead data analysts in the cleaning up and standardizing of legacy data from multiple research groups within the consortium. They will also be working on data migrations and seeking ways to improve data cleanup processes.  


  • Support the Specimen Data Management Tool (SDMT) Team with data migration. 
  • Clean and format raw data 
  • Create and update relevant SOPs (Standard Operating Procedure) for the project 
  • Participate in weekly team meetings and other group meetings as needed. 
  • Document data sources and any data transformation. 


  • Pursuing a bachelor's degree in Life Sciences, Health Science, Computer Science, Information Science, Data Analytics, or similar program   
  • Effective communication skills  
  • Organized individual with attention to detail  
  • Enthusiastic about speeding research  
  • Self-starter  
  • Can manage multiple projects with competing deadlines 



  • Knowledge of/Experience with Data Analysis tools such as SQL 
  • Knowledge of/Experience Data Visualization tools such as Excel or Tableau 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must, prior to their first day of employment:
Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR
Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

The hourly pay range for this position is from $18.75 to $24.71 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees access to a retirement savings plan, an employee assistance program, paid sick leave (1 hour for every 30 hours worked), and prorated paid holidays (up to 11 days per year).  

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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