Summer internships and research opportunities at the the Center for Connected Health

Hi everyone,

This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in the use of new technology in healthcare. Please pass this announcement along to anyone you think will be interested.


The Center for Connected Health (CCH) is accepting applications for undergraduate and graduate student interns for summer 2014.

The Center for Connected Health is a division of Partners HealthCare in Boston, founded by Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals. CCH is working to create a new model for healthcare delivery, by developing programs and innovative strategies to move care from the hospital or doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients.

As a summer intern at CCH, you will be a member of an interdisciplinary research team comprised of clinicians, social and behavioral scientists, public health and healthIT professionals. Interns will participate in day-to-day CCH activities, including meetings with collaborators from affiliate institutions, other Partners centers, and corporate sponsors.

Graduate interns must select a research focus area and propose a project that can be completed during the 10-week summer internship. Projects may consist of exhaustive literature reviews, identifying funding opportunities and crafting a research proposal, secondary data analysis, and the design and collection of data to answer specific research questions. For all projects, graduate interns will work closely with Center research mentors and are expected to collaborate on co-authored reports, research proposals, or manuscripts due at the end of the summer program. Additionally, graduate interns will be expected to mentor and work effectively with undergraduate interns to complete projects. Three or four graduate students interns will be accepted for the summer internship.

Undergraduate interns will have a general interest in healthcare delivery and technology. During the summer, undergraduate interns will work with the CCH research staff and graduate interns on a variety of programs and research projects. Tasks could include, but are not limited to literature reviews, survey design, focus group coordination, data analysis, team presentations, patient recruitment/retention and overall administrative support. At the conclusion of the summer, undergraduate interns will complete a two-page summary of their activities and describe what they have learned during the internship program. CCH is planning to accept between two and five undergraduate interns.
Applications are due by March 17, 2014.

You can also view this post on the CCH website:

Timothy M. Hale, PhD
Research Fellow
Partners Center for Connected Health
Harvard Medical School