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CARRA Registry Intern - RFA 2019

Term: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020


The application deadline has passed.

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.

Requirements and Responsibilities

The CARRA Registry 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 bimonthly Registry Operations team calls (2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 11:00 am ET), Registry Intern conference calls (twice per month), and occasional colloquia or program workshops,
  • Attend the CARRA Annual Meeting and Operations Team Retreat, as well as 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,
  • Engage in service projects assigned by Registry leadership and intern-directed projects approved by leadership,
  • Be required to acknowledge their internship in any publications that result from work related to the registry done during their tenure.


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, 2019 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 February 28, 2019.

Internship Term

This is a one-year internship that follows the academic cycle (begins July 1, 2019 and ends June 30, 2020). The internship may be eligible for a one year renewal, depending on availability of funds and/or productivity. Interns who wish to renew for a second year (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021) must submit a renewal request accompanied by a progress report by February 1, 2020.


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

Application Process

Applications must be received by December 13, 2018 and consist of the following materials as individual PDF documents:

  1. NIH Biosketch (maximum limit of 5 pages)
  2. Research Statement: One page (single-spaced, 11 point Arial font, 1 inch margins) 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.
  5. References: Provide the names and contact information for two references to call. At least one reference must be a CARRA member outside their institution who has worked with the candidate on CARRA activities.

The application deadline has passed.


Contact CARRA ( or 414.918.3121), with questions.