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2021 NIH Virtual Summer Internship schedule


 

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If you miss a workshop, you can watch the recording later using the original registration/viewing link. All workshops will be available as recordings on the OITE YouTube Channel after they have been captioned.

Also, make certain to check out the Summer Bootcamps, Summer Journal Clubs, and Summer Intern Opportunities to Explore Data Science, all of which are open to Summer Interns.

 

2021 Virtual NIH Summer Internship Curriculum (All times are et)

 

 MONDAY:TUESDAY: Becoming a Resilient ScientistWEDNESDAY: [HS-SIP] Career Development Series for High School Students and Recent Graduates | [SIP] Graduate & Professional School PreparationTHURSDAY: Career Development and Science Skills & Resilience Group Discussion

FRIDAY: NIH Science at Home, Presentations from the Institutes and Centers*

[WEEK 1] 6/1 - 6/4         [SIP] Summer Orientation, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
[WEEK 2] 6/7 - 6/11   [SIP] I. An Introduction to Resilience and Wellness, 2:00 -3:30 pm   [SIP] Career Planning for Scientists, 1:00 - 2:00 pm [SIP] Summer Orientation, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
        [SIP] Resilience Group Discussion I: Wellness Assessments, 3:00 -4:00 pm [ALL] NIH Science at Home, National Cancer Institute (NCI), 2:00-4:00 pm
[WEEK 3] 6/14 - 6/18   [SIP] II. Exploring Our Self-Talk: Cognitive Distortions and Imposter Fears, 2:00 -3:30 pm [SIP] What Can You Do in College to Enhance Your Chances of Getting into Medical or Graduate School, 1:00 - 2:30 pm [ALL] How to Read a Scientific Paper, 10:00-11:00 am [SIP] Summer Orientation, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    [ALL] Summer Lecture 1:

Anna María Nápoles, PhD, MPH, Scientific Director, NIMHD, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

 

  [SIP] Essential Leadership Skills for Future Scientists and Health Care Professionals, 1:00 - 2:00 pm [ALL] NIH Science at Home
        [SIP] Resilience Group Discussion II: Cognitive Distortions and Imposter Fears, 3:00 -4:00 pm  
[WEEK 4] 6/21 - 6/25 [HS-SIP] Summer Orientation, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm [SIP] III. Self-Advocacy and Assertiveness, 2:00 -3:30 pm [SIP] Choosing and Applying to Medical School, 1:00 - 2:30 pm [ALL] Networking, Informational Interview, and Using LinkedIn for Career Advancement, 1:00 -2:00 pm [SIP] Summer Orientation, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
        [SIP] Resilience Group Disussion III: Assertiveness, 3:00 -4:00 pm [ALL] NIH Science at Home, National Library of Medicine (NLM), 1:00-2:00 pm
 
 
     

[ALL] In Their Own Words: Larissa Ault, UGSP Scholar and NIH Postbac, 1:00-2:00 pm

         

[ALL] Friday Fun: Laughter Yoga, 3:30-4:30 pm

[WEEK 5] 6/28 - 7/2 [HS-SIP] Summer Orientation, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm [ALL] Summer Lecture 2: Francis Collins, MD/PhD, Director, NIH, 1:00-2:00 pm [SIP] Choosing and Applying to Graduate School, 1:00 - 2:30 pm [ALL] Ethics in Research Environments for Summer Students, 1:00 pm -3:00 pm [ALL] NIH Science at Home, National Library of Medicine (NLM), 1:00-2:00 pm
  [HS-SIP] Check-in/Q&A, 3:00-4:00 pm [SIP] IV. Feedback Resilience, 2:30-4:00 pm  [HS-SIP] I. Applying to College, 2:00 -3:30 pm [SIP] Resilience Group Disussion IV: Feedback, 3:00 -4:00 pm
[WEEK 6] 7/5 - 7/9     [SIP] Managing Up to Maximize Mentoring Relationships, 1:00 -2:30 pm [ALL] Creating and Presenting Virtual Posters, 1:00 -2:00 pm [ALL] NIH Science at Home, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), 1:00-2:00 pm; National Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIEHS), 3:00-4:00 pm
    [HS-SIP] I. An Introduction to Resilience and Wellness, 2:00 -3:30 pm  [HS-SIP] II. Leadership: Self-Awareness and Relationship with Others, 2:00 -3:30 pm [HS-SIP] Resilience Group Discussion I: Wellness Assessments, 3:00 -4:00 pm

[ALL] In Their Own Words: Leann To, NIH Postbac, 1:00-2:00 pm

[WEEK 7] 7/12 - 7/16 [HS-SIP] Check-in/Q&A, 2:00-3:00 pm [HS-SIP] II. Exploring Our Self-Talk: Cognitive Distortions and Imposter Fears, 2:00 -3:30 pm [SIP] Writing a Personal/Research Statement for Graduate Program, 1:00 - 2:30 pm [ALL] CVs, Resumes, and Cover Letters: Essential Job Search Documents, 1:00 - 2:00 pm [ALL] NIH Science at Home
      [HS-SIP] III. Career Exploration, 2:00 -3:30 pm [HS-SIP] Resilience Group Discussion II: Cognitive Distortions and Imposter Fears, 3:00 -4:00 pm [ALL] In Their Own Words: Yi Liu, CCSEP, NIH Postbac, and now NIH Genetic Counselor, 1:00-2:00 pm
          [ALL] Friday Fun: Science Improv, 3:30-4:30 pm
[WEEK 8] 7/19 - 7/23 Virtual Graduate & Professional School Fair: Live Sessions Virtual Graduate & Professional School Fair: Online Information Sessions
Virtual Graduate & Professional School Fair: Online Information Sessions Virtual Graduate & Professional School Fair: Online Information Sessions  
    [HS-SIP] III. Self-Advocacy and Assertiveness, 2:00 -3:30 pm  [HS-SIP] IV. Effective Communication in Research Environments, 2:00 -3:30 pm [ALL] Talking Science: Designing and Delivering Successful Oral Presentations, 1:00 -2:00 pm

[ALL] NIH Science at Home, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 12:00-1:00 pm; National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 2:00-4:00 pm

        [HS-SIP] Resilience Group Disussion III: Assertiveness, 3:00 -4:00 pm [ALL] In Their Own Words: Jacob Kuba, NIH Postbac, 1:00-2:00 pm
[WEEK 9] 7/26 - 7/30 [HS-SIP] Check-in/Q&A, 2:00-3:00 pm [HS-SIP] IV. Feedback Resilience, 2:00 -3:30 pm  [SIP] Interviewing for Professional School, 1:00 - 2:30 pm [SIP] Job Search Strategies, 1:00 -2:00 pm [ALL] NIH Science at Home,  National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 11:00 am-12:00 pm
      [HS-SIP] V. Success in College, 2:00 -3:30 pm [HS-SIP] Resilience Group Discussion IV: Feedback, 3:00 -4:00 pm [ALL] Friday Fun:
Team Challenge Survival, 3:30-4:30 pm
[WEEK 10] 8/2 - 8/6   [ALL] Summer Research Presentation Week [ALL] Summer Research Presentation Week [ALL] Summer Research Presentation Week  

* Learn more about the NIH Science at Home series and register.

 

2021 Summer Lecture Series

Lecture 1: Register. IMPORTANT: You can now use the registration link to watch this terrific lecture on demand, with optional captioning. You can also watch it on the OITE YouTube channel.

Anna María Nápoles, PhD, MPH
Scientific Director
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Date: June 15, 2021
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Title: The Transcreation Framework: Translating Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities

Dr. Anna Maria Napoles will describe her career path to becoming Scientific Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. She will discuss an innovative implementation framework that she developed with colleague, Dr. Anita Stewart, to create a step-by-step process for planning, delivering, and evaluating behavioral interventions so that they resonate with and engage the communities experiencing the disparities, while achieving the intended health outcomes.

Lecture 2: Watch the YouTube video

Francis Collins, MD/PhD
Director
National Institutes of Health

Date: June 29, 2021
Time: 1:00–2:00 pm
Title: The Person behind the Title

Come hear from Dr. Francis Collins, the NIH Director, as he reflects on his career path and addresses questions from summer interns at NIH and across the US. Dr. Collins was appointed the 16th Director of the NIH by President Barack Obama and is the only Presidentially appointed NIH Director to serve more than one administration. Dr. Collins is a human-geneticist with an active research lab; he has mentored trainees at all educational levels and is deeply committed to the NIH training mission. Dr. Collins will give a short presentation and will then respond to questions submitted by trainees who register for the webinar in advance.