NIH offers many types of training opportunities--those within the intramural program (on the NIH campus), those focused on clinical research, and those funded by NIH. Selected intramural research training opportunities are highlighted below, and these are coordinated by the Office of Intramural Training and Education. Opportunities are available for individuals at the high school through postdoctoral levels.

  • The Summer Internship Program offers individuals the opportunity to work on a project in an NIH research laboratory and present the project to the NIH scientific community upon completion.
  • The NIH Academy Fellowship allows recent college graduates to be engaged in a biomedical investigation with an emphasis on health disparities while working side by side with leading scientists in the world.
  • The Technical Intramural Research Fellowship Program is designed to train individuals with bachelor and masters degrees as support professionals capable of performing the advanced techniques in research laboratories.
  • The Graduate Partnerships Program partners with universities to link NIH as a provider for graduate level research training of students who will be the scientists of the future. The National Institutes of Nursing Research coordinates training and funding for PhD students attending a school of nursing through the NINR Graduate Partnership Program.

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