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HS-SIP 2022 internship program and Schedule


 
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The 2022 NIH Summer Handbook is now HERE!

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.

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HS-SIP Schedule

NOTE: All activities are will be virtual.


 

Activity Date & Time (ET)
Register
Overview of Summer Student Laboratory and COVID-19 Safety (required for in-person interns; attend one) May 18, 3:00–4:00 pm; June 1, 11:30 am-12:30 pm Register for May 18; register for June 1
Summer Journal Club Registration Deadline June 1, 5:00 pm  
HS-SIP Required Orientation (attend one) June 13 or June 21; 10:00 am-2:30 pm

Register for June 13register for June 21

JUNETEENTH HOLIDAY observed
June 20  
Science & Professional Skills: 1. Networking, Informational Interviews, and Using LinkedIn June 23; 1:00-2:00 pm Register
High School Career Development Series: 1. Applying to College June 28; 3:00-4:30 pm Register
Science & Professional Skills:2. Creating and Presenting Virtual Posters June 30; 1:00-2:00 pm Register
Ethics in Research Environments for Summer Students July 1; 10:00 am–12:00 pm  Register
INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY July 5  
HS-SIP Becoming a Resilient Scientist: Unit 1 July 5; 10:00 am–12:15 pm Register
Science & Professional Skills: 3. Talking Science: Designing and Delivering Successful Oral Presentations
July 7; 1:00-2:00 pm Register
Summer Poster Day Presenter Registration Deadline July 7, 5:00 pm  
HS-SIP Becoming a Resilient Scientist: Unit 2 July 11; 10:00 am – 12:15 pm Register
High School Career Development Series: 2. Leadership: Self-awareness and Relationships with Others July 12; 3:00-4:30 pm Register
Science & Professional Skills: 4. CVs, Resumes, and Cover Letters: Essential Job Search Documents July 14; 1:00-2:00 pm Register
HS-SIP Becoming a Resilient Scientist: Unit 3 July 18; 10:00 am–12:15 pm Register
High School Career Development Series: 3. Career Exploration July 19; 3:00 - 4:30 pm Register
HS-SIP Becoming a Resilient Scientist: Unit 4 July 25; 10:00 am–12:15 pm Register 
High School Career Development Series: 4. Effective Communication in Research Environments July 26; 3:00-4:30 pm Register
High School Career Development Series: 5. Success in College August 2; 3:00-4:30 pm Register
SUMMER POSTER DAY
August 3-4  

View the curriculum CALENDAR and register.

 

Event Descriptions

Mondays

 

High School Summer Intern Orientation (Mandatory)

June 13th: 10:00am-2:30pm or June 21st: 10:00am-2:30pm

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.

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
Goal Setting Discussion

Becoming a Resilient Scientist Series for High School Students (July 5-July 25, 10:00 am-12:15 pm)


A series of workshops and group discussions on Becoming a Resilient Scientist Series (4 weeks), which will cover wellness, imposter fears, assertiveness, and feedback.

Unit 1: Introduction to Wellness and Resilience (TUESDAY, July 5, 2022; 10:00 am–12:15 pm)
Unit 2: Exploring Our Self-Talk: Cognitive Distortions and Imposter Fears-Part 1 (Monday, July 11, 2022; 10:00 am–12:15 pm)
Unit 3: Exploring Our Self-Talk: Cognitive Distortions and Imposter Fears-Part 2 (Monday, July 18, 2022; 10:00 am–12:15 pm)
Unit 4: Self-advocacy, Assertiveness, and Feedback Resilience (Monday, July 25, 2022; 10:00 am–12:15 pm)

Tuesdays


Career Development Series for High School Students and Recent High School Graduates (June 28-August 2, 3:00-4:30pm; no class on July 5)

This series of workshops addresses topics of particular relevance to high school students and recent high school graduates. The goal is to help you develop skills that will serve you well regardless of what career you ultimately decide to pursue. Students who attend at least four workshops (or watch the recordings BY AUGUST 14th) will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion.  To watch the recordings you will need to register using the original link.  If you missed a session and you click on the link from your email, you will get a message that the webinar has ended; please re-register using the same name and email address.

  1. Applying to College (Tuesday, June 28, 2022; 3:00 - 4:30 pm)
  2. Leadership/Self-Awareness (Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 3:00 – 4:30 pm)
  3. Career Exploration (Tuesday, July 19, 2022; 3:00 – 4:30 pm)
  4. Effective Communication in Research Environments (Tuesday, July 26, 2022; 3:00 - 4:30 pm)
  5. Success in College (Tuesday, August 2, 2022; 3:00 – 4:30 pm)

Thursdays


Science & Professional Skills

These sessions will run from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Thursdays from June 23 through July 14.

  1. Networking, Informational Interviews, and Using LinkedIn for Career Advancement, June 23
  2. Creating and Presenting Virtual Posters, Jun 30
  3. Talking Science: Designing and Delivering Successful Oral Presentations, July 7
  4. CVs, Resumes, and Cover Letters, Essential Job Search Documents, July 14

Fridays

 

In Their Own Words (ITOW):

The NIH Experiences and Career Paths of Prior and Current NIH Trainees. In this series, past and current NIH summer interns and postbacs from disadvantaged backgrounds and groups underrepresented in the sciences will talk about their research and share insights into what it's like to work at the NIH. They will also discuss their educational and career journeys, including their paths to the NIH and the challenges they faced along the way.

OTHER Important  EVENTS


Overview of Summer Intern Laboratory and COVID-19 Safety: 

 
This one-hour training will provide summer interns an overview of important safety-related topics, resources, and helpful contact information to prepare them for a safe learning experience this summer. It will be offered virtually twice: Wednesday, May 8th, 3:00-4:00 pm (ET) and Wednesday, June 1st, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, (ET). ALL in-person interns must attend one of these sessions before their starting date; virtual interns are also invited. If you are unable to attend either of these sessions, you can watch a recording of the training by clicking on one of the registration links.

Ethics in Research Environments for Summer Interns: 


This important training session is scheduled for Friday, July 1st, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. We recommend that all summer interns attend. After a discussion of the importance of the responsible conduct of research, the session will focus on the use of animals in research, human subjects research, identifying research misconduct, data and authorship, and how research misconduct is handled.

Summer Lecture Series

 

June 24, 2022
A Conversation with Dr. Larry Tabak
Lawrence A. Tabak, DDS/PhD
Acting Director, National Institutes of Health
2:00-3:00 pm (ET); Register

July 5, 2022
A Conversation with Dr. Janine Clayton
Janine Clayton, MD
Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health, NIH
Director, NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health
1:00-2:00 pm (ET); Register

July 14, 2022
A Conversation with Dr. Tony Fauci
Anthony S. Fauci, MD
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Chief Medical Advisor to the President of the United States
11:00-11:45 am (ET); Register

Virtual Summer Poster Day:

Summer Poster Day 2022 will take place virtually on August 3rd and August 4th. Registration will open June 13th and close July 7th.

If you are a summer intern, Summer Poster Day is your time to share the research and creative projects you have been conducting at the NIH with the broader NIH community and your family and friends! At the same time, you will develop your communication and networking skills.

Any student (high school, college, medical/dental, or graduate) working in an intramural research group this summer may present. You might not have results, but you can still present background information on your project, any data you may have collected, or a discussion of the technical problems you encountered. You can present ideas on and approaches to a project. Even although your presentation will be virtual, we hope you will receive questions and comments about your work. You will have a chance to practice communicating your scientific ideas and results with broader audiences. We hope this event will bring our community closer during this time of social distancing.


 

View the curriculum CALENDAR and register.