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NIH/NIA Summer Internship in Biomedical Research

The National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Aging (NIH/NIA) Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research offers hands-on experience and a unique opportunity for high school, college, graduate and medical students to develop skills in scientific research. Summer internships generally last from eight to ten weeks, beginning in late May and ending in mid-to-late August. Some flexibility exists to accommodate individual student needs.

To be eligible for this program, students must be:

  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • At least 16 years of age; and
  • Enrolled at least half-time in an accredited U.S. high school, college or university.

For more information about the NIA Summer Program, visit

Students must apply for the program electronically at the NIH Training Web site, The online application is available starting around Nov. 20. The application deadline is March 1.

After you submit the application, please send an e-mail to the NIA Summer Program Office ( to let them know that you have applied to the NIA Summer Program.

If you have any questions about the Summer Internship Program or the application process, please feel free to contact us via the information below.

Arlene P. Jackson
Summer Program Coordinator

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