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NIH Institutes Summer Internship in Biomedical Research for High School Students

NIH Institutes has an exciting summer internship opportunity in the field of biomedical research for talented and motivated high school students. The program will take place in the summer of 18 weeks.

NIH Summer Internship targets to introduce students from high schools with a high percentage of financially-disadvantaged students to the exciting possibility of careers in the sciences and biomedical research.

This is highly competitive as well as a rewarding program through which interns will get the chance to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

The National Institutes of Health in short NIH is a part of the U.S. Department of health and human services. It is the nation’s medical research agency and made up of 27 different components called Institutes and Centers.


Internship Location:

This program will be based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Internship Duration:

NIH Institutes Summer Internship will cover at least 18 weeks.

Internship Benefits:

Selected candidates will enjoy a monthly stipend.

Eligibility Requirements:

To get placement in this program, candidates must:

  • Be seventeen (17) years of age or older by June 15, 2020 (No exceptions will be made),
  • Be high school juniors or seniors at the time of application
  • Be 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.)

Eligible Country:

United States

How to Apply:

Prospective applicants must apply online. They are also requested to send the following documents with their application;

  • A curriculum vitae or resume,
  • A list of coursework and grades (please note: we do not need a transcript at this time),
  • A cover letter describing the applicant’s research interests and career goals, and
  • The names and contact information for two references.

Application Deadline:

The candidates are encouraged to apply before February 1.

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