Student Training
National Institutes of Health 17 reviews - Bethesda, MD
Full-time, Part-time

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Take Advantage of NIAMS Opportunities at Each
Stage in your Education and Career. The NIAMS
actively seeks interested candidates who want to learn about
the latest advances in basic and clinical research at an early
stage in their careers. Students in high school, college, or
graduate school, or the professional schools can spend a summer
or work part-time through the academic year at the NIAMS. The year-off program provides an opportunity for graduate or medical students to spend a year at the NIH engaged in biomedical research. College
graduates who plan to pursue an advanced degree but want some
research experience can work full-time for up to 2 years prior
to their enrollment in a graduate or professional school.

Our intramural researchers pursue projects in biomedical research
ranging from fundamental analyses of protein structure and function
(e.g., by high energy irradiation, x-ray diffraction, electron
microscopy, genetics, and biomedical approaches) to more directly
applicable research on treatment, etiology, and pathogenesis
of a variety of connective tissue and skin diseases. Students
may take part in research projects, learn a variety of laboratory
techniques, and, in many cases, be responsible for carrying
out experiments. Students also attend seminars, journal clubs,
data sessions, and safety and other training courses available
to the intramural scientific community.
Types of Programs Offered at NIAMS

Summer Internships

NIAMS IRP Scientific Summer Program

NIH Administrative Summer Opportunities

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award
  • for recent college graduates who plan to apply to graduate or
professional school or who want a year-round laboratory training

Graduate Partnerships Program - for college graduates
seeking doctoral training through the NIH-University Ph.D. training
partnership (duration of 3-5 years).

Predoctoral or Interim Intramural Research Training Award
  • for graduate or medical students who desire an interim or year-off
research experience.

Predoctoral Visiting Fellow Program - opportunities
for foreign graduate students in doctoral programs to participate
in research at the NIH.

NIH Academy - for recent college graduates who
have an interest in health disparities.

Technical Intramural Research Training Award
  • for individuals with a bachelor's or master's degree who aspire
to careers as research support professionals.

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program - competitive
scholarships for exceptional students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
  • internships in federal agencies and corporations.
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) - internships in government and industry for students enrolled in historically and predominantly black colleges and universities.

Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS)
  • internships in federal agencies, private sector and American Indian/Alaska Native organizations.
Eligibility for programs

U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible for the fellowship programs listed. Foreign graduate students in doctoral programs will also have an opportunity to participate in research at the NIH through the ( Predoctoral Visiting Fellow Program and the Graduate Partnerships Program.
For the summer program , students must work full-time for a minimum of 8 weeks. For
the part-time student positions during the academic year, students
must be at least half-time students and in good standing at
their institutions. The students must be available to work a
minimum of 12 hours per week. College graduates for the Postbaccalaureate
program must be within 1 year of their graduation, and willing
to work full-time for a minimum of 1 year, and no more than
2 years.
Financial Support

Salaries and stipends are based on
the students educational level and the mechanism of support,
and are subject to yearly adjustments. Students who are willing
to volunteer or participate in a co-op program with their school
are also welcome to apply at anytime.
Application Process

Although applications
for student opportunities may be submitted directly to any of
the intramural laboratories or branches, it is advisable to
apply through the online applications provided through the NIH Training website, and inform the
NIAMS IRP Career Development and Outreach Branch Office staff of your interest in
a particular laboratory. Your application and information will
be forwarded and handled accordingly.

Reviewed January 11, 2013

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