Nat'l Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Program Length: Start/end dates negotiated individually; minimum time commitment 8 weeks (40 hrs/week) Applications are accepted November- March 1st (applications deadline extended due to COVID-19 in 2021)

Location: National Institute of  Neurological Disorders and Stroke                                          Bethesda or Rockville, Maryland (most positions)                                                                Some positions available in other US locations: Michigan, Montana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Arizona

Admissions Req: High school Internships: 17 + years old; high school juniors or seniors at the time of application; U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students under 17 must also live within 40 miles of the NIH campus on which they will intern. (This requirement does not apply to applicants who are 18 and older)                                                                             

College and Grad School Internships: 18+years old; U.S. citizens or permanent residents, AND are in college (including community college) or graduate/professional school at the time of application, OR are high school graduates at the time of application and have been accepted into accredited college or university programs.                                                  *U.S. permanent residents must be attending or have been accepted into US schools      *U.S. Citizens may be attending foreign institutions                                                      **Students should have successfully completed courses in biology and chemistry.

Highlight: Attention science-lovers with enquiring minds: check out this amazing internship for students who’d love to spend their summer doing basic & clinical biomedical research alongside top neuroscience investigators. You’ll gain valuable experience & important credentials, network with fellow researchers, receive mentoring for your future career, present and discuss your own projects with other scientists, use new technology in the field, and most likely make some cash while putting your time off school to good use. The list of advantages goes on! They even have other internships to explore ….Why not apply?

Financial: None:). Paid internship!!!– monthly stipend based on education level and experience. 

Housing & living costs are NOT covered by the program – students are responsible for finding and taking care of their own transportation/food/etc (there is no supervision outside internship hours).

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