MSK Summer Internship, DigITs 2023

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 1 week ago(1/20/2023 12:00 AM)
Requisition ID
Digital Informatics and Technology

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.  We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.


In compliance with applicable State regulatory authorities, COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for all MSK staff. Staff are considered fully vaccinated upon completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19 (i.e., one dose of a single dose vaccine or a final dose of a multi-dose vaccine series). Exceptions from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement are permitted for those who request and receive an approved medical or fully remote exemption.  Requests for medical exemption can take up to two weeks to review. Vaccination or an approved medical exemption is required to start work.


*Staff working at a MSK New Jersey location must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, which includes having completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination series and booster once eligible as mandated by New Jersey State. All New Jersey staff not yet eligible for a booster must receive a booster within 3 weeks of becoming eligible as a condition of continued employment at MSK.



Note: Individuals are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster two months after completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19.  Because vaccine-induced immunity can wane over time, MSK continues to strongly urge all staff to get a COVID-19 booster as soon as they become eligible to maintain their protective immunity for a longer period.

Job Description

Internship Overview 

The DigITs (Digital Informatics & Technology Solutions) team at MSK (Memorial Sloan Kettering) is seeking student interns ready to immerse themselves in technology and informatics solutions that can make an actionable impact in the fight against cancer. 


The 10-week summer program partners students with DigITs Mentors to explore MSK’s constantly evolving digital enterprise through interesting project work. Further, the program provides foundational knowledge and learning opportunities to explore how technology is an integral part of patient care, research, and learning. A final team project brings students together to compete in a multi-day event focused on solving a challenge that is timely to the institution and provides space for innovation.  


Apply online between Friday, Jan. 20 - Friday, Feb. 3


Program Engagement 

June 12 – August 18, 2023   



New York tri-state area. The DigITs workforce is a mix of on-site, hybrid, and remote teams where on-site work is based on job function.  


Intern Project Examples 

DigITs handles the integration of digital, data, analytics, and technology resources across the enterprise and the development of the platforms that serve as a foundation for MSK's cancer care and research. Our multi-disciplinary teams are collaborative, working together with a shared mission for MSK and our patients.  


Students will be assigned project work based on individual skill and expressed career interest. 


Sample project focus areas include (subject to change): 

  • Project/Product Management and Program Operations
  • Engineering & Analytics [Front End, Data, QA, Infrastructure, DevOps, Application Design]
  • Information & Cyber Security
  • Enterprise Technology Services [Cloud Computing, Network & Operations, Infrastructure, Service Center & Support]
  • Health Informatics 
  • Clinical Information Systems [EHR (Electronic Health Record) Business Implementation & Delivery]
  • Enterprise Systems Architecture
  • Library & Information Science
  • User Experience Design & Research  

Intern Profile 

  • Committed and eager to adopt new learning opportunities
  • Courteous and professional, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills  
  • Prepared to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
  • Adept at planning and prioritizing work 
  • Enthusiastic about tough challenges and a keen sense of curiosity to innovate
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program (students matriculating prior to the Summer 2023 semester are not eligible) 


Tell us about yourself! 

When completing your application, please include a response to the following on your cover letter (highly preferred)  

  1. Note any technical or core skill competencies (may be needed for some projects) 
  2. Provide your expected graduation date (month/year) from enrolled Undergraduate or Graduate degree program
  3. Select top two project focus areas of interest from the list above (subject to availability)
  4. Advise if you will be local to the New York tri-state area during the program engagement and your readiness to work on-site (part time) if necessary. Your response will not affect your admittance to the program.

Pay Range

College/University Hourly Rate
Freshman $18.15
Sophomore $18.65
Graduate/Master's Level$20.39 - $33.98
Medical Student Temp$31.88


Rates are based on market data and the student's rising year in school. They were developed in partnership with Compensation and are based on benchmarking surveys. Rates are non-negotiable and ensure that MSK is competitive in the market (both within and across industries). 


Please click to learn more about MSK’s compensation philosophy.


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.


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