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Welcome to the 2022 NIH Virtual Summer Enrichment curriculum for Students outside the NIH.

We invite you to join us online this summer, beginning the week of June 6th. All events/activities are free AND VIRTUAL.

We have worked with Institutes and Centers (ICs) and Training Offices across the NIH to develop a summer-long series of activities. These online offerings will focus on the exciting science we do at the NIH and on important career and professional development topics for students at all educational levels. You can choose to participate in career development series for high school or college, graduate, and professional school students; series on preparation for graduate or professional school; wellness activities; and/or a scientific skills series. We encourage you to look at all the program offerings and identify events that will help you achieve your scientific and career goals.

The 2022 Summer Handbook is now HERE!

American Sign Language interpreting services, CART services, and other reasonable accommodations are available upon request. Individuals who need interpreting services and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, should contact or the NIH Interpreting Office directly, via email, at nih@ainterpreting.comRequests should be made at least five business days in advance, when possible, in order to ensure interpreter availability.

Skip directly to the Summer Enrichment Curriculum for high school students and recent high school graduates.



Skip to the CALENDAR. NOTE: Events for students in college, graduate, and professional School are indicated by ADV (for "advanced"); events for high school students are marked HS.


Becoming a Resilient Scientist (for students in college and beyond): A series of workshops (4 weeks) that will cover wellness and resilience; self-talk (cognitive distortions and imposter fears); self-advocacy and assertiveness; and feedback resilience. Workshops will be presented on June 7, 14, 21, and 28; each will be followed by a small group discussion on Thursday.


Graduate & Professional School Preparation: Much of what you need to know to get into graduate school or professional (e.g., medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy) school (and do well)


Career Development and Science Skills: Sessions will cover topics such as creating CVs and resumes, leadership skills for scientists, job search strategies, talking science, and creating and presenting virtual posters.


In Their Own Words: 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.

Check out the 2022 virtual summer CALENDAR and register for events.  The page will be updated as information becomes available.

All workshops will be available as recordings on the OITE YouTube Channel after they have been captioned. (NOTE: In cases where the workshop was presented in essentially the same form in 2020 or 2021, that recording may be available instead of a 2022 recording.)



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

2022 Virtual Graduate & Professional School Fair (July 18-21, 2022)

This year the fair will welcome all interested college students, postbacs, and other interested young scientists. The Fair will consist of (1) live workshops on getting to graduate and/or professional school (July 18th, 2022); (2) prerecorded workshops, panels, and interviews covering career paths in disciplines including public health, clinical psychology, and data science and discussing strategies for successful test-taking, stress management during application season, and improving your credentials; and (3) online exhibitor sessions - the opportunity for you to learn more about the participating institutions and programs (July 19-21, 2022).

While there is no fee to participate in any OITE events, advanced registration is required.  To register for events, please go to the Summer CALENDAR and click on the link for the activity in the event table.