Clinical Center Summer Internship Program

Facts about the Program

  • Approximately 40 students are selected each year
  • Paid internship
  • Student interns work with researchers and health professionals
  • Student interns participate in the NIH Summer Poster Day and lecturers presented by NIH investigators
  • For more information, please email the NIH Clinical Center Summer Internship Program Staff:

Potential Research Areas

  • Bioethics
  • Research Informatics
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Radiology and Imaging Sciences

Interested in Applying to the Summer Internship Program

To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Currently enrolled in high school, college, graduate school, or a health professional school
  • Apply through the NIH Summer Internship Program application (opens mid-November through March 1 each year)
  • Selected students will be notified by May and must participate in the program for eight, uninterrupted weeks (June 12-August 4, 2023)

Next Steps

To apply and view tips for submitting your application, visit the NIH Summer Internship Program website.

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This page last updated on 07/14/2023

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