The Summer Internship Program is designed to provide young people an opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with some of the most talented scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.
These traineeships are available only in the intramural laboratories of the NIH. Most of the laboratories are located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. Several Institutes or their laboratories that focus on particular research areas are found at other sites around the country. These include facilities of:
- The National Cancer Institute in Frederick, MD
- The National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, MD
- The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Detroit, MI
- The National Institute on Drug Abuse in Baltimore, MD
- The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, NC
- The Rocky Mountain Laboratories of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Hamilton, MT
Yes, students who are selected receive a monthly stipend that is based on education level and experience. Stipends are provided by the laboratory or Institute that offers an applicant a position. If a lab does not have the funds to cover the stipend, they may invite you to join the lab as an unpaid volunteer.