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CARRA Registry Intern - RFA 2018


Applications due March 14, 2018

CARRA is now accepting applications for up to two CARRA Registry Intern positions. The CARRA Registry Internship will require 25% effort for one year. The internship may be eligible for a one year renewal, depending on availability of funds and/or intern productivity.  This opportunity is supported through funds received via our partnership with the Arthritis Foundation.

The CARRA Registry supports data collection on patients with pediatric-onset rheumatic diseases. This internship is designed to immerse the applicant in the operational, leadership and scientific aspects of CARRA’s multicenter observational registry which will be used to answer pressing questions about pediatric rheumatic diseases, including drug safety. This is a unique opportunity for the intern to interact intensively with the CARRA Registry leadership team; to learn skills and gain knowledge that will enrich subsequent pediatric rheumatology research and practice.


Applicants must be current CARRA members, have completed a pediatric rheumatology fellowship and be employed as a pediatric rheumatologist in the United States or Canada. Fellows graduating by June 30, 2018 and Early Investigators are encouraged to apply.

Internship Selection

The CARRA Registry and Research Oversight Committee (RROC) will review all applications and interview the top candidates. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process no later than April 30, 2018.

Internship Term

This is a one-year internship that follows the academic cycle (begins July 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2019). The internship may be eligible for a one year renewal at reduced effort, depending on availability of funds and/or productivity. Interns who wish to renew for a second year must submit a renewal request accompanied by a progress report by April 30, 2019.


The chosen intern(s) will receive 25% salary support plus associated fringe and 8% indirects for one year. Effort for a second year will be determined during the renewal process. Maximum salary is capped at $200,000.

Requirements and Responsibilities

The intern will:

  • be mentored primarily by the CARRA Registry Scientific Director (Tim Beukelman) and secondarily by the Registry PI’s (Yuki Kimura and Laura Schanberg),
  • work with the CARRA Registry team to learn site management and registry study finances,
  • actively participate in a weekly Registry Operations team calls (Mondays at 11:00am ET), bi-weekly Registry Intern conference calls, and occasional colloquia or program workshops,
  • attend the CARRA Annual Meeting and any additional meetings regarding the CARRA Registry
  • be responsible for preparing manuscripts, abstracts, and delivering presentations in support of the CARRA Registry as directed by the Registry team and based on the intern’s own interests,
  • be required to acknowledge their internship in any publications that result from work related to the registry done during their tenure.

Application Process

Applications must be received by March 14, 2018 and consist of the following materials:

  1. NIH Biosketch (maximum limit of 5 pages)
  2. Research Statement: One page (single-spaced) statement describing what you hope to contribute and to gain from this experience, as well as how it would fit into your long-term career goals.
  3. Institutional Letter of Support: Letter signed by division chief or chair stating that there will be 25% protected effort for these activities.
  4. Letter of Recommendation: Signed letter of recommendation from a CARRA member other than the division chief supporting your candidacy.

Application materials must be submitted online.


Contact CARRA’s Executive Director, Kelly Mieszkalski ([email protected] or 919.668.7531), with questions.