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CARRA Registry Internship

By: Brian Mondragón Jones | February 16, 2017 | CARRA Announcements

Applications due March 24, 2017

Established through funds at the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Inc., the CARRA Registry Internship will require 25% effort for one year. 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 the new 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 have completed a pediatric rheumatology fellowship and be employed as a pediatric rheumatologist in the United States or Canada. Fellows graduating by June 30, 2017 and Early Investigators are encouraged to apply.

Internship Selection:

The CARRA Registry Executive Committee will review all applications, interview top candidates, select the CARRA Registry Intern and notify all applicants of the outcome prior to the CARRA annual meeting (May 15-17, 2017).

Internship Term:

This is a one-year internship that follows the academic cycle (begins July 1, 2017 and ends June 30, 2018). The internship may be eligible for a one year renewal, depending on availability of funds and/or productivity.


The chosen intern will receive 25% salary support and associated fringe (up to 8% F&A supplement on salary support only, 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 Co-Directors (Yuki Kimura and Laura Schanberg),
  • work with the CARRA Senior Director of Research Operations to learn site management and registry study finances,
  • actively participate in a weekly and monthly conference call, and occasional colloquia or program workshops,
  • 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 24, 2017 and consist of the following materials:

  1. NIH Biosketch (maximum limit of 4 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 via the following link: