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Fellowships and Positions – Postbaccalaureate Fellowships

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers several opportunities for recent college graduates to spend 1-2 years working with world-class biomedical researchers on NIH campuses in Bethesda, Frederick, and Gaithersburg, Maryland. Visit each program link to learn more.

Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellowship Program: Recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional school (medical/dental/pharmacy) have an opportunity to spend 1 or 2 years performing full-time research at the NIH. This program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP): This program allows graduate students to take advantage of the best of two worlds the academic environment of a university and the breadth and depth of research at the NIH. The goal is to create a different kind of graduate experience, one that focuses on training the next generation of scientific leaders by emphasizing communication and collaboration skills, integration of information, and interdisciplinary investigation. The GPP has NIH-University partnerships available to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or international graduate students.

Technical IRTA Fellowship Program: College graduates and individuals who hold a master's degree spend 2 years (possibly 3) mastering the latest and most advanced techniques for basic and/or applied research working in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. This program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

The NIH Academy: The NIH Academy offers trainees the opportunity to learn about health disparities, enhance their knowledge of gaps in health outcomes, and investigate what is being done to address health disparity issues. This program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

NIH Summer Internships

Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Biomedical Research: The SIP program welcomes high school (16 years or older), college, graduate, and professional students to spend 8-10 weeks conducting biomedical research with NIH investigators. SIP is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Other Summer Programs at NIH: Visit this link to learn more about special summer internship programs for students at all levels. These programs are open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.