Data Scientist Internship Programme

Data Scientist Internship Programme

Data Science for Public Good

LIDA launched its Data Scientist Internship Programme in September 2016, as part of its commitment to developing data science capability and driving multidisciplinary data science for public good.  Now in its fifth year, the Programme currently has fourteen talented interns, drawn from a wide range of academic disciplines and backgrounds, who are passionate about finding data science solutions to complex, real-world challenges. They are currently working alongside researchers from across the University on a variety of projects, which you can read about underneath their biographies below.

The Internship Programme provides the opportunity for interns to:

  • Own delivery of a data science project and get hands-on experience using real data
  • Establish links with project partners and work to provide solutions to real-world challenges
  • Build skills and knowledge in advanced analytics
  • Participate in on-site and external training opportunities in statistical analysis, visualisation, research methods and computer programming
  • Work alongside leading scholars as part of the LIDA research community and gain valuable work experience

Applications for cohort 6 of Data Scientist Internships have now closed and shortlisting is underway.

Read about current intern Rosalind’s experience and quick hacks for getting the most out of this internship

FAQs about the LIDA Intern Programme

 

Meet our interns

 

Current Intern Programme Projects

 

Meet LIDA's Intern Programme Academic Advisory Group (LIPAG)

Meet LIDA’s Intern Programme Academic Advisory Group (LIPAG)

LIPAG is made up of a diverse membership of academics from across the University of Leeds and it reports directly to Intern Programme Director, Prof Alex Frangi. Its remit is to support the delivery of the Intern Programme’s operations, as well as formulating the Programme’s research strategy. It is intended to represent an opportunity, not only for senior, but also for junior academics at the University of Leeds to support the training and development of early career data scientists through robust academic assurance of the Intern Programme. It also represents a key internal networking opportunity, in line with the Programme’s aim to promote interdisciplinarity.

 

 

What do our interns say about the Programme?

Current Intern Project Case Studies

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Healthy Choices, Healthy Lives: The Local Food Environment – Holme Wood as a case study

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Spatial analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic in Bradford Metropolitan District

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Children’s Urgent Care Provided in the Right Place Every Time

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Local Data Spaces

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AuguR: a scalable open-source interactive cancer analytics web application for routinely collected data

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Bradford’s mental ill health epidemic

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New insights into workplace and retail dynamics for England and Wales

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Low birthweight and ethnicity in the Bradford Better Start area

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Models of readmission to intensive care units perform poorly in external validation

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Building and analysing cohorts within the OMOP common data model

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