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opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the
leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to
biomedical research (At the NIH "biomedical research" includes everything from
behavioral and social sciences, through biology and chemistry, to physics,
mathematical modeling, computational biology, and biostatistics). The NIH
consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than
1150 laboratories/research groups located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD,
and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research
Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; Phoenix, AZ; and Detroit, MI.
NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, Phoenix, and Detroit is
limited. Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving
at the NIH in May or June. The NIH Institutes/Centers and the Office of
Intramural Training & Education (OITE) sponsor a wide range of summer
activities including an orientation to help interns get off to a good start,
lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional
development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.
Interested students must complete an online application by March 1, 2020
Application Requirements: are 17 years of age or older on June 15, 2020 are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, AND are in college (including community college) or graduate/professional school at the time of application, OR are high school graduates at the time of application and have been accepted into accredited college or university programs. Students with disabilities; students from racial and ethnic groups that have
been shown by the NSF to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a
national basis (Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American
Indians or Native Americans, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders);
students who identify as LGBTQ; students who are Pell-grant eligible; and others
disadvantaged by circumstances that have negatively impacted their educational
opportunities, including recent natural disasters, are
encouraged to apply.