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[HS-SIP] High School Summer Intern Orientation

Workshop/Seminar: Orientation

Jun 13, 2022

Speaker(s): Kristen Zukosky, PhD, College & Curriculum Advisor
This event is recommended for: Summer Interns.

High school summer interns at the NIH must attend a required orientation before reporting to their research groups. This full-day orientation will familiarize summer interns with the NIH and its research culture, introduce resources, and provide tips on how to be successful. It will also include practical advice on keeping a lab notebook, reading scientific papers, and dealing with lab math.

Note: Please make certain to attend any orientations in your Institute or Center as well.

Part 1: Being a Scientist at NIH

  • NIH Structure and Organization
  • Summer Internship Structure, Safety, and Resources
  • Expectations in a Lab/Research Group
  • Goal Setting

Networking Lunch

Part 2: Science Skills

  • Communication in Research Environments
  • Keeping a lab notebook
  • Reading a scientific paper
  • Lab math