MS in Applied Statistics

Internship

About

The required internship is aimed towards providing practical learning experiences in your chosen field of specialization. In this class, you will gain experience working with "real world" data, with mentorship from a faculty member, in an organizations such as a city government agency, a not-for-profit, or a policy think tank. You will receive practical training focused on the kinds of issues that researchers face in collecting and analyzing data as well as reporting out to relevant stakeholders.

Finding an Internship
  • Explore your own interests: What is your area of specialization/concentration in Applied Statistics? What organizations are doing interesting work in these areas? What kind of statistical skills do you want to develop? What time of the year is best for you?
  • Understand the requirements:  While a broad range of options are possible, students need to choose an internship that will help them acquire and hone skills needed to work in data science or applying statistics to social science research.  This could involve data collection, study design, or analysis of data.
  • Research possible options: Look up organizations in our field on the internet, write to human resources and internship offices at these organizations, attend panels and job talks given at NYU, communicate with program peers and alumni to find out about their experiences.
  • Apply: Apply early to internship opportunities that are posted on websites or list-serves. Apply to several options and tailor your cover letters and resume to each. (Free help on resumes is offered by the NYU's Wasserman Center for Career Deelopment).
  • Approval: Once you have chosen your possible internship sites, email your academic advisor to make sure these options would be approved by the program.
  • Enroll: Once you find your internship placement, you should enroll for the A3SR Internship course, APSTA-GE 2310.