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Other Summer Programs @ the NIH

NLM Data Science and Informatics (DSI) Scholars Program
NCATS Gaining Research Equity and Advancement in Translational Science (G.R.E.A.T.S.) Program
NHGRI Immersive Summer Program for Research in Genomics (iSPRinG)
NIBIB Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)
NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT)
NCI Cancer Research Interns (CRI) Summer Program
Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research for Veterinary Medical Students 
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Summer Program
NEI Diversity in Vision Research & Ophthalmology (DIVRO) 
NIDDK Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP) 
NIDCR Summer Dental Student Award 
Recruitment and Training to Unlock Research Potential (RTURP) Program (NIDA, Baltimore, MD)
NINDS Health Disparities in Tribal Communities Summer Internship Program (HDTC-SIP) 


 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants must meet all the eligibility requirements for the general SIP or HS-SIP program as well as any additional requirements listed below. 


 

NLM Data Science and Informatics (DSI) Scholars Program

The National Library of Medicine’s Data Science and Informatics (DSI) Scholars program provides research training to students from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups, in computer science and related fields. As a leader in biomedical informatics and computational biology research, NLM understands that the pace of data science innovation is rapidly increasing, and a workforce that embodies the diversity of our nation is necessary to drive innovation and scientific advancement. Scholars will gain valuable experience in a collaborative research environment while working one-on-one with a senior researcher on a project that utilizes computational methods to answer biological and health-science-related questions. Scholars will also actively participate in seminars and professional development workshops.

Scientific discovery is more inclusive when people from various backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives come together. NLM is dedicated to providing equitable training opportunities to the next generation of leaders in data science and informatics.

Program Start & End Dates:

Flexible; generally June through August (8 – 12 weeks)

Who is eligible:

Candidates must meet the following requirements to be considered for the DSI summer internship:

  • Eligibility requirements for the general SIP or HS-SIP program
  • Completed coursework relevant to computer science, data science, or informatics
  • Interested in using computational methods to answer biological, biomedical, or health-science-related questions

Program Website: 

 

Contact Person:

Virginia Meyer, PhD, virginia.meyer@nih.gov

 

NCATS Gaining Research Equity and Advancement in Translational Science (G.R.E.A.T.S.) Program

The NCATS G.R.E.A.T.S Program provides a diverse pool of summer internship applicants with an avenue to enter the translational science workforce. The paid summer research internship experience provides participants with seminars and career talks designed to develop communication, critical thinking, career readiness, and leadership skills needed to thrive in translational sciences.

Potential summer interns must apply through the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Biomedical Research. When completing the application, applicants should indicate NCATS as their IC of interest and be sure to address in their cover letter if they have unique circumstances or come from a disadvantaged background.

Program Start & End Dates:

The G.R.E.A.T.S program will last 8–10 weeks from June to August.

Who is eligible:

Undergraduate, graduate, and professional (e.g., medical, dental school) students ages 18 and older.

Program Website:

https://ncats.nih.gov/training-education/training/NCATS-opportunities#GREATS

Contact Person:  

Marcus G. Hodges, PhD, marcus.hodges@nih.gov


 

NHGRI Immersive Summer Program for Research in Genomics (iSPRinG)

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Division of Intramural Research is one of the premier research programs in genome sciences. NHGRI scientists have embarked on a number of efforts to unearth clues about the complex genetic pathways involved in human diseases. These efforts have used genomic sequence data from humans and other species to pinpoint hundreds of potential disease genes, including those associated with cancer; diabetes; premature aging; hereditary deafness; and various neurological, developmental, metabolic, and immunological disorders. The NHGRI intramural program performs research at the intersection of genomics and the social and behavioral sciences. It also trains the next generation of genome scientists and clinicians in this domain.  

The Immersive Summer Program for Research in Genomics (iSPRinG) aims to build and sustain a skilled and diverse workforce of genome scientists in basic, behavioral, clinical, and social science research. 

iSPRinG will introduce highly motivated students to the field of genomics research. Program participants will gain experience in the full spectrum of genomics research at NHGRI. Students will work alongside leaders in the field, receive individualized research mentoring, learn about careers in genomics and have access to a network of early-career genome scientists. Students will also attend seminars led by distinguished scientists, engage in career development activities and present their summer research projects at the NIH Summer Poster Day. 

Program Start & End Dates:

The program runs for 8 consecutive weeks. Interns can start as early as the end of May and must end by August 31.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must be: 

  • 17 years of age or older by June 15 of the year of the internship
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents 
  • Enrolled at least half-time in an accredited college (including community college) or university as an undergraduate, graduate or professional student at the time of application, OR have been accepted into an accredited college or university program for the fall semester. 

NHGRI encourages individuals from racial and ethnic groups who have been underrepresented in biomedical research (Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders), individuals with disabilities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply. 

Program Website:


Contact Person:

Email Dr. Belen Hurle 


 

NIBIB Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) sponsors the Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP). The internship allows rising senior biomedical engineering students to participate in cutting-edge biomedical research projects under the mentorship of world-class scientists in NIH laboratories in Bethesda, Maryland.  Please note: the BESIP is a separate program from the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Biomedical Research. Applications for BESIP are made by using the SIP online application form and by selecting BESIP as your choice of a Subprogram of SIP in the drop-down box of Section 9.

Program Start & End Dates: the program runs for 10 weeks from June 5 through August 11, 2023.

Who is eligible: Undergraduate biomedical engineering students who have completed their junior year of college.

Program Website:

 
Contact Person: 

Email Dr. Robert Lutz, Program Director


 

NCI Center for biomedical informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT)

The NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research focuses on data. Specifically, students well-trained in the areas of computer science, information management, data science, or business administration will have the opportunity to work on data analysis, harmonization, sharing, and management projects. These full-time university students will spend 10 -16 weeks working on their own projects alongside expert software engineers, machine learners, data analysts, and data-sharing aficionados. Submit your application by March 1! Applicants are strongly encouraged to include the Program name, “NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology” in their cover letter. In addition, please submit a letter of interest and CV to NCIITTraining@mail.nih.gov.

Who is eligible: 

For a comprehensive description of student eligibility, background checks, application procedure, and selection, please refer to the NIH Summer Internship Program website. Applicants must be:

  • Age 18 or older (minimum one year of college completed)
  • In good standing, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Current full-time students with cancer-related research interests

Program Website:

 

Contact Person:   

Email Dr. Shannon Silkensen


 

NCI Cancer Research Interns (CRI) Summer Internship Program

The Cancer Research Interns (CRI) Summer Program was inaugurated in 2004 to provide an open door for students looking for an initial research training opportunity.  The goal is to enhance diversity within the Center for Cancer Research’s (CCR) trainee population and we have placed 18 groups of students (2004 to 2022), in labs and branches across the division. The CCR and the Center for Cancer Training’s Office of Training and Education provide stipend support, some Service & Supply funds, and travel support for those students who meet the financial eligibility criteria.

The Program networks with colleges, universities, and minority-targeted programs across the United States.  We have created a pipeline of future cancer researchers from diverse backgrounds who are preparing themselves for leadership roles.  More than one-half of our CRI fellows have begun or have completed graduate degrees in science.  Prospective CRI Fellows will be interviewed by the selection panel and notified of their acceptance in early March.

Program Start & End Dates:  end of May until August 31st, with flexibility based on the student's academic schedule

Who is eligible:  Students age 18 or older with cancer-related research interests who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Applicants provide a Statement of Interest that includes a short essay describing their training objective (s), long-term goals, and how they will add to the diversity of our trainee population.     

Program Website:

 
Contact Person:  

Email Vi Black, Program Manager 


 

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research for Veterinary Medical Students

The NIH invites pre-doctoral veterinary medical students to apply for participation in the NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research. This unique opportunity, made available through the National Cancer Institute (NCI), provides veterinary medical students with research experiences at the Federal government's key institutions that combine clinical and basic research. This training opportunity is a part of the NIH Summer Internship Program and provides 8+ weeks of hands-on laboratory research experience. Summer interns develop skills in scientific research while working with leading biomedical scientists using cutting-edge technologies.

Participating NIH Institutes:

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Additional enrichment opportunities include interactions with veterinarians at NIH, including those training in translational and interdisciplinary research in the NCI Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program. These sessions provide the opportunity to learn about comparative molecular pathology and comparative research initiatives in human biomedical science, to attend formal lectures and seminars targeted to students, to discover professional roles performed by veterinarians in a research environment, and to share experiences with veterinary students from other colleges across the nation. As the culmination of the summer internship, students prepare and present their research findings in a poster session at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, held every summer in early August.

Program Start & End Dates:  Summer Internships generally begin in late May/early June and end in August.

Who is eligible: Eligible applicants must be in good academic standing in an accredited veterinary medical college professional degree program, and may not be currently enrolled in a combined D.V.M./Ph.D. program or hold a Ph.D. degree in an applicable scientific discipline. Eligible applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Students are expected to participate for the entire fellowship appointment period.

Program Website: 
 
Contact Persons: 
Mark Simpson, D.V.M., Ph.D., Diplomate, ACVP
Director, Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program
Head, Molecular Pathology Unit, Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute
ncimolpathol@mail.nih.gov
 
Heather R. Shive, D.V.M., Ph.D., Diplomate, ACVP
Co-director, Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program
Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute
 
For Administrative Questions Contact:
Ms. Candice England, Program Analyst Administrative Assistant
CBSTP
ncimolpathol@mail.nih.gov

 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Summer Program

At NIAMS we offer an outstanding summer experience that you will certainly find stimulating and rewarding. Intramural investigators pursue diverse projects in biomedical research with a focus on basic, translational, and clinical research. Our research portfolio consists of dermatology, cell biology, genomics, bioinformatics, gene regulation, tissue development, and immunology to more directly applicable research on the genetics etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of a variety of rheumatic, autoimmune, inflammatory, joint, skin, and muscle diseases.

Program Start & End Dates: Late May until August

Who is eligible: 

The NIAMS Summer Program is for students currently in undergraduate and graduate professional programs (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, Pharm D, etc.):

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled in an accredited U.S. college/university/medical school/dental school OR accepted for fall admission to an accredited U.S. college/university/medical school/dental school

The NIAMS summer program will be in person this year on the main NIH Intramural Research Campus in Bethesda, MD (until further notice). Participants in the program should commit at least 8 consecutive weeks to the summer program beginning Late May/early June-August. Start dates are flexible pending the end date of academic calendars. Selected candidates will match with a basic, translational, or clinical laboratory and will have a primary research mentor. Additionally, all candidates will interact daily/weekly with our biomedical research community, participate in journal clubs, lab meetings, and career development program.

Program Website:

https://www.niams.nih.gov/labs/career-development-outreach

Contact Person:

Robert Walker, PhD
walkerrobert@mail.nih.gov
301-402-2533  

Janelle Hauserman, PhD
301-496-2158

 

NEI Diversity In Vision Research & Ophthalmology (DIVRO)

Summer internship program designed to promote career development opportunities for underrepresented students interested in pursuing a career in vision research or ophthalmology.

Program Start & End Dates: Mid-May until August

Who is eligible:  Students from traditionally underrepresented groups age seventeen and over who are enrolled at least half-time in high school or in an accredited U.S. college or university and have completed coursework relevant to biomedical, behavioral, or statistical research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and should have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) or science course GPA of 3.0 or better.

Program Website: 

 
Contact Persons: 
Cesar Perez-Gonzalez, PhD
cesarp@nei.nih.gov
301-451-6763
 

Mrs. Nora Walsh
nora.walsh@nih.gov 


 

NIDDK Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP)

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Office of Minority Health Research Coordination sponsors the Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP). This program is specific to undergraduate students underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research, including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders. Successful applicants will join one of NIDDK's research laboratories in Bethesda, Maryland, or Phoenix, Arizona, for ten weeks beginning end of May through August. At the end of the summer, students participate in the NIH Summer Research Program Poster Day. This provides an opportunity for students to present their work before the NIH scientific community. Please note: the DSRTP is a separate program from the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Biomedical Research. Applications for DSRTP are made by using the SIP online application form and by selecting DSRTP as your choice of a Subprogram of SIP in the drop-down box of Section 9.

Program Start & End Dates: May 30-August 4

Who is eligible: Students from traditionally underrepresented groups age eighteen and over who have completed at least 1 year at an accredited U.S. college or university.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and should have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better.  Students must obtain Health Insurance Coverage during the internship period.

Program Website:

 
Contact Person:   

Email Winnie Martinez 


 

NIDCR Summer Dental Student Award

To expose future dentists to careers in research, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) offers an outstanding summer research training opportunity for dental students.  The NIDCR Summer Dental Student Award is designed to give talented dental students hands-on research experience and exposure to the latest advances in oral health research.  Selected candidates are assigned to mentors who conduct research in the student's areas of interest. Participation in the program may result in the presentation of research findings at a scientific meeting or co-authorship of scientific publications.

Program Start & End Dates: Applicants can start between May 1 and the first week of July.

Who is eligible:  

  • Applicants must be enrolled in accredited U.S. dental schools.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residence is required.
  • The nominating dental school must provide support for round-trip transportation for the student. (This must be stated in the dean's nomination letter).
  • Applicant must generally work for a minimum of 8 consecutive weeks, but for 2021, shorter internships will be considered.

Program Website:

 

Contact Persons:

Belinda R. Hauser, Ph.D. 
Intramural Training Director
belinda.hauser@nih.gov

Monique Ratcliff
Program Coordinator
monique.ratcliff@nih.gov


 

NIDA Recruitment and Training to unlock Research Potential (RTURP) Program

The Recruitment and Training Program to Unlock Research Potential (RTURP) Program supports a series of special initiatives designed to have a broad but integrated influence on reducing the burden of drug abuse among under-represented populations. Goals and objectives are consistent with the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) efforts designed to respond to the special needs of ethnic and other underserved segments of the population and align with NIH's strategic plan of improved diversity and its Office of Research on Minority Health's (ORMH) mission of increasing the number of underrepresented groups who conduct research.  The central theme has been the changing face of science. Its paramount objective is to increase the participation of underrepresented groups at the forefront and in the broad spectrum of biomedical and behavioral research and training activities performed at the Intramural Research Program of NIDA, NIH.

Who is eligible:

 

Eligibility Requirements

 
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. Permanent residents must be enrolled in a school in the U.S. to be eligible

  • The following students are encouraged to apply:
    • Students with disabilities
    • Students who come from an economically disadvantaged background (e.g., Pell Grant-eligible, from environments that inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skill, and ability required to enroll in, and graduate from, a health professional school, or from a family with an annual income below low-income thresholds)
    • Students who are or have been enrolled in Tribal Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, or Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
    • Students who are the first in their family to attend college
    • Students who identify as LGBTQ
    • Students disadvantaged by circumstances that have negatively impacted their educational opportunities, including recent natural disasters
  • If a minor: You must be at least 17 years old by June 15th
    • You Must be a high school junior or senior at the time of application
    • If you are 17 years of age on June 15thof each year, you must live, at the time of application, within 40 miles of the NIH Biomedical Research Center (251 Bayview Blvd; Baltimore, MD 21224) where you will intern. (This requirement does not apply to applicants who are 18 and older.)
Program Website: 
 
Contact Person:

oecd@nih.gov or 443-740-2458 


 

NINDS Health Disparities in Tribal Communities Summer Internship Program (HDTC-SIP)

The Health Disparities in Tribal Communities Summer Internship Program (HDTC-SIP) is a strategic effort by the NINDS, NIMHD, and the Tribal Health Research Office to recruit and engage a diverse cadre of undergraduate and graduate students with a strong interest in health disparities in tribal communities, neuroscience, and health disparity research.  Interns in the HDTC-SIP will work alongside leading investigators in the NINDS Division of Intramural Research (DIR) in an environment devoted to the study of fundamental elements of the nervous system, neurological processes, neurodegenerative diseases, movement disorders, brain cancer, stroke, as well as health disparities in a range of health outcomes.  HDTC-SIP Interns will have the opportunity to meet weekly with their cohort of trainees for several professional development activities, including weekly journal clubs led by well-known scientists in various fields related to health disparities in tribal communities, and workshops on resume building, career readiness, networking, and science communication.  The goal of our summer program is for the participants to increase their exposure to health disparities in tribal communities while making valuable contributions to the NINDS and NIMHD research missions.

All are welcome to apply, including those from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in science, such as underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities and persons from disadvantaged backgrounds or with disabilities.

Program Starts & End Dates:

June 13th-August 4th, 2023

Eligibility:

Applicants must be: (1) U.S. citizens or permanent residents; (2) Enrolled in college (including community college) or graduate/professional school at the time of application OR high school graduates at the time of application and have been accepted into an accredited college or university program*; (3) 17 years or older by June 15, 2023; and (4) Express a strong interest in neuroscience research and health disparities in tribal communities.

NOTE: Legal permanent residents must be enrolled in an institution in the U.S.

Program website:


Contact Person:

Ms. Karen Kendrick, karen.kendrick@nih.gov