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Computer Science/Mathematics/Programming Internship

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute is currently seeking a highly motivated summer intern to join the Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (TIDE) group within Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (HPHCI) and Harvard Medical School’s Department of Population Medicine (DPM) ( TIDE is the home of several large, complex, multi-institutional research initiatives based within health systems using electronic health data that support major national public health activities. Our mission is to improve health care delivery and population health through research and education, in partnership with health plans, delivery systems, and public health agencies.

The Intern will primarily support the Sentinel Program (, a nationally transformative initiative sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to monitor the safety of FDA-regulated medical products, by assisting with Sentinel’s technical infrastructure activities. This includes supporting development of customized Sentinel tools, participating in upgrades to software applications, and performing acceptance testing.

·       Support ongoing software development activities related to the Sentinel technical infrastructure
·       Support upgrades to software applications and subsequent communications
·       Perform software user acceptance testing and bug fixes
·       Work on special projects, as needed
·       Perform out-of-the-box thinking, collaborate with others, and make a difference every day!
·       Bachelor’s degree or Bachelor’s candidate preferred.
·       Familiarity with general purpose programming languages such as Java, Python, etc. preferred.
·       Capable of completing very detail-oriented tasks
·       Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
·       Experience with Microsoft Office; Word and Excel required.
·       Ability to collaborate effectively with others, prioritize work, operate under tight deadlines, and meet deadlines.
·       Ability to operate independently and with good judgment.
·      Resilient, collaborative, flexible, innovative.