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Nursing at the NIH Clinical Center

Research Training and Career Development

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Research Training and Career Development

Intramural Research Training (IRTA) Summer Internship 
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.

USPHS Junior CoStep and Senior CoStep Programs  
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

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This page last updated on 03/08/2018

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