Summer Internships
in Biomedical Informatics & Data Science
at the Institute for Informatics (BIDS@I2)

BIDS@I2 is a funded, 12-week internship opportunity allowing undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds to explore the field of biomedical informatics.

The BIDS program trains students in biomedical informatics and data science core competencies. Under the guidance of faculty mentors & research scientists, BIDS interns focus on the support & elevation of biomedical informatics through research translation and practice.

As a BIDS@I2 intern, you will:

  • Work within the lab of an I2 faculty member & participate actively in research in progress
  • Receive biomedical informatics & data science training
  • Participate in interdisciplinary, weekly lab meetings
  • Attend weekly seminars
  • Collaborate with fellow interns, faculty & staff on projects and research
  • Attend I2 retreat & present summer research
  • Create a scientific poster for a culminating event for the WUSM community
  • Experience a broad range of biomedical informatics & data science research methods, technology, and theories

I2 selects students based on background, experience, skills & interest in learning more about informatics. To promote interdisciplinary collaboration, I2 recruits students from various disciplines, including, but not limited to:

  • Health Science
  • Public Health
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics
  • Data Science
  • Computer Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Engineering

Dates and Deadlines

  • Application open: December 15, 2020
  • Application deadline: Feb 15, 2021
  • Interviews complete: Mid-March, 2021
  • Final decisions: April 1, 2021
  • Virtual start: May 17 – 28, 2021
  • In-person program start date: June 1, 2021
  • Lab retreat: TBD
  • Poster session: Aug 4, 2021
  • Program end date: Aug 6, 2021

For more information, please contact Katie Bay, Special Programs Administrator at I2.

Faculty Mentors

Mentors and Labs for BIDS Summer Internships

Program Co-Directors

Joanna Abraham, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Clinical and Translational Research (DoCTR)
Department of Anesthesiology and Institute for Informatics (I2)
Washington University School of Medicine
Phone: 314-362-5129 (Anesth); 314-273-5423 (I2)

Po-Yin Yen, PhD, RN, FAMIA, FAAN
Associate Professor
Institute for Informatics (I2), Department of Medicine
Division of General Medical Sciences
Washington University School of Medicine
Goldfarb School of Nursing
Barnes Jewish College, BJC Healthcare
Phone: 314-273-2213