New NIH summer internship program for graduate students

In summer 2016, the NIH will launch a Summer Internship Program designed around the unique experiences of graduate students in the biomedical sciences. This program is a partnership between the Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity and the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education.

The GSOAR program seeks to prepare a diverse cadre of young scholars for the rigors of biomedical research so that they excel in graduate school and are highly competitive for future opportunities in the biomedical enterprise.  Students will spend the summer working at NIH’s main campus in Bethesda, Md., side-by-side with some of the world’s leading scientists. In addition to working in a research group at the NIH, GSOAR students will participate in an enrichment curriculum to develop critical thinking skills and graduate school survival skills, receive career guidance and mentorship focused on the broad array of biomedical careers, and attend leadership training focused on the skills needed to successfully work in team-oriented global research environments.

This program is designed for recently matriculated, first or second year graduate students enrolled in a biomedical PhD program, especially those interested in integrating quantitative approaches into research design and analysis. Students completing a master’s degree who are transitioning into a biomedical PhD program are also eligible to apply. Students from diverse backgrounds and students who have faced disadvantage that impacted their educational or research opportunities earlier in their educational careers are especially encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is January 15, 2016, at 11:59 pm EST. The full application package, including reference letters, must be completed by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 1.

Please visit the GSOAR program website for more information: https://www.training.nih.gov/gsoar_home_page

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