Department of Clinical Research Informatics

Students and Visitors

The Department of Clinical Research Informatics (DCRI) offers of variety of educational and training programs for students, visitors, and NIH employees related to clinical informatics, scientific computing, and computer applications.

DCRI provides opportunities for students to explore our research environment in clinical informatics and/or scientific computing through the following:

Student Internship Program

Summer internships are available for undergraduate, graduate, and PhD level students with an interest in clinical (medical or nursing) informatics and scientific computing. Students will work in an environment that uses a multidisciplinary team approach to develop and implement complex systems. Students will engage in activities based on their knowledge and interests with an emphasis on the research methodology.

Applications for the Summer Internship program must be submitted by March 1 of each year. View details about this program and how to apply.

Examples of past research projects include:

Informatics Nursing Graduate Practicum Program

The Informatics Nursing Practicum Graduate Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center (CC) is administered by the Department of Clinical Research Informatics (DCRI). The practicum program has helped many graduate-level informatics nursing students complete practicums to fulfill their degree requirements. This program currently offers virtual practicum experiences depending upon availability. Students will gain practical experience in clinical informatics, project management, system analysis, design, and implementation related to health information technology (HIT).

Application Deadlines:

Practicum TermApplication DeadlineInterview NotificationSelection
Winter/Spring (January-May)September 1st – 30thby October 15thby October 31st
Fall (August-December)March 1st – 31stby April 15thby April 30th

Please note there are limited numbers of available practicum opportunities. The application form will be available on this website during the open application periods. Ensure that your school has secured an affiliation agreement with the NIH Clinical Center.

Check out this video to see what life is like for our former practicum students:

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This page last updated on 04/01/2024

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