Students & New Graduates
Research Training and Career Development
Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH Clinical Center in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.
Summer interns participate in a wide range of activities including observing clinical research nursing and interdisciplinary teams, rounds and lectures with investigators, career/professional development workshops, mentorship in a research project and development of a research poster which will be presented at the Summer Poster Day in August. Summer interns work a minimum of eight weeks starting in May or June.
Prospective candidates who are students who are currently enrolled in high school, who have been accepted into a college or university program as undergraduate, or graduate program must apply online. The application is available from mid-November to March 1.
The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps offers excellent opportunities for nursing students to serve their country while completing or continuing their education. If you are interested in a public health career, we encourage you to apply to the Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP) or Senior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (SRCOSTEP)
For more information about the excellent benefits or to find out if you are eligible to apply visit www.usphs.gov
NIH Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program (CRNRP)
The NIH Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program is designed to assist the newly licensed graduate nurse in the transition from nursing school to professional practice and a career in clinical research nursing. The twelve month program focuses on building critical thinking, professional practice skills, and clinical competency in the context of a clinical research setting. The residency differs from orientation in duration, focus and complexity.
Educational learning experiences include didactic classroom sessions, hands-on simulation, case studies, reflective practice, off-unit learning enhancement activities, shadow experiences, professional development and leadership activities, all under the direction of educators and preceptors.
Applicants will have successfully completed a nursing school curriculum (Bachelor's preferred) and hold US citizenship. Must have less than one year of experience, and have interest in one of the following clinical areas: Pediatrics, Adult Oncology, Medical-Surgical/Endocrine, or Perioperative (Operating Room, PACU). The Clinical Center Nursing Department supports a diverse workforce.
The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
For more information regarding the NIH Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program, please email CRNRP@cc.nih.gov.