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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:

  • seventeen (17) years of age or older by June 15, 2019. If they will be 17 years of age on June 15, 2019, at the time of application they must live within 40 miles of the NIH campus on which they will intern. This requirement does not apply to applicants who are 18 and older.
  • high school juniors or seniors at the time of application 
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents. U.S. citizens may apply if they are enrolled at least half-time in high school. Permanent residents must be enrolled in a high school in the U.S. to be eligible.  

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is looking to bring in extremely motivated, highly qualified students from diverse backgrounds who are passionate about conducting biomedical research. 

Below are several links that provide information about training opportunities at NIA and NIH, as well as, the portfolio of research within the NIA:

  1. NIH Training Website. Application deadline is March 1.
  2. NIH OITE Youtube Channel

After you submit the application, please e-mail 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:

Arlene P. Jackson
NIA Summer Program Coordinator

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