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Information Services Internships

Research Information Services – HPC Research Engineering Team


The Information Services Internship program offers motivated individuals an opportunity to spend a summer placement within St. Jude’s information technology department at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Interns will work side-by-side with engineers on projects in a professional environment to gain insight and experience in the fast-paced world of Healthcare Technology. Successful candidates will qualify for a stipend.

This specific intern will be working with the Research Information Services – HPC Research Engineering Team. Based on the strengths of the hired intern the projects will range from MLOps applications to HPC code optimization. The candidate will be involved in a project-based experience providing solutions to workflows, automation, and optimization in MLOps and HPC environments. This program is suited for individuals seeking careers in computational science, engineering, and high-performance computing in the healthcare sciences field. 

All internships are located in Memphis, TN.

The Information Services internships will be project-focused with exposure to various components of a CS, Infrastructure, and IT environment. The internship will conclude with a capstone presentation for senior-level departmental executives.

Candidates should note that our internships are full-time learning experiences. You should expect to be available Monday through Friday during standard office hours starting June 3, 2024, through August 9, 2024.

Please note: As of September 10, 2021, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, contractors, & interns, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination status is required.

Typical Learning Opportunities

As an experiential and immersive program, you will develop and hone your practical skills in a broad range of areas including:

  • Brainstorming and cultivating new ideas that expand how healthcare technology is delivered to the St. Jude customer (ranging from employees to patient care).
  • Training through topic-based sessions conducted by information technology engineers.
  • Working with technology to align the department with the institutional strategic direction to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
  • Learning about the industry and gaining invaluable experience working on Healthcare Application Engineering related projects.
  • Additionally, you will take part in a variety of activities such as hospital tours, networking opportunities, building relationships with a variety of professionals across the institution, and have access to a dedicated mentor, to continue developing new skills.

Education Required

  • Interested candidates must be enrolled in an accredited college program.
  • Candidates are accepted from all majors; an interest in computer science or other STEM-related fields is required with a 3.0 GPA or above. GPA will be validated by transcripts and communication with the advisor.  Any exceptions to these requirements must be approved by the VP of Academic Programs.
  • Be entering sophomore, junior, or senior year to be considered.

Characteristics of the Successful Candidate

Students most likely to succeed as an intern will possess:

  • Familiarity with Linux environment
  • Experience with a common programming language ( e.g. C++, Java, Python )
  • Experience with HPC environment is a plus
  • Experience with ML/AI or parallelization is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • The ability to manage priorities and work autonomously as appropriate
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment

How to Apply

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Your letter should include which Information Services internship you’re applying for and a statement on how participation in this internship would support your academic and career goals.

Please note: Any previous internships or work experience should be included on resume.

Successful candidates will qualify for a stipend. All other expenses including housing, food and transportation are the responsibility of the selected interns.

Deadline to Submit Cover Letter and Resume

The application deadline for the Summer 2024 internship is February 4, 2024.


Please email with any questions.