Baylor University
Department of Statistical Science
College of Arts & Sciences

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Internships and Assistantships

Summer Internships

Summer interships allow doctoral students to participate in groundbreaking investigations alongside some of today's leading researchers. The Department is working to develop industry partnerships that will bring a variety of summer internships to the Waco area, expanding the opportunity for our students to gain these valuable experiences.

While summer internships are not required for degree completion, students are encouraged to seek competitive internship opportunities, which broaden experience and enhance career potential. Our department is relatively new, but our students ably compare with those from programs with longer histories and more graduates. In fact, two of five recent competitive internships at Eli Lilly and Company went to Baylor students, who were selected from more than 200 applicants. Examples of our student's summer interships include.

  • An investigation of Bayesian sample size calculation and evaluation of bias in sequential clinical trials at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas
  • An investigation of an important emerging technique, text mining, and application in clinical trials at Eli Lilly and Company
  • Development of a Bayesian adaptive design for the most efficacious dose selection for Eli Lilly and Company, leading to an article for peer-reviewed journal

Assistantships and Tuition Fellowships

Unlike many graduate programs that provide student support for only 10 months of the year, our students receive tuition and a year-round stipend as long as they are enrolled in the doctoral program - typically four calendar years. As a result, graduate students are free to focus on their studies without the distraction of looming financial concern.