Students collaborating in a lab, working in a fume hood.

Take Advantage of NIAMS Opportunities at Each Stage in Your Education and Career

The NIAMS actively seeks interested candidates who want to learn about the latest advances in basic and clinical research at an early stage in their careers. We offer research training programs for students at all levels. Students may take part in research projects, learn a variety of laboratory techniques, and in many cases, be responsible for carrying out experiments. Students also attend seminars, journal clubs, data sessions, and safety and other training courses available to the intramural scientific community.

Undergraduate > Postbaccalaureate > Graduate/Medical School > Post-Doctoral/Clinical Fellows > Other Internships


Programs for Graduate and Medical Students

Research fellows in a lab using pipette.

  Graduate Partnerships Program

Graduate students conduct all or part of their dissertation research at NIH through the NIH-University Ph.D. training partnership (duration of 3-5 years).

  Medical Research Scholars Program

MRSP is a year-long residential research immersion program for medical, dental and veterinary students seeking careers as clinician-scientists.

Programs for Postbaccalaureate Students

Student and mentor in a lab

  Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award

Recent college graduates who plan to apply to graduate or professional school to spend one or two years gaining laboratory training experience.

  NIH Academy

Recent college graduates with an interest in health disparities spend the year working with investigators to enhance knowledge of gaps in health outcomes and address disparity issues.

Programs for Undergraduate Students

Fellow and mentor reviewing data on a computer screen.

  NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The NIH provides competitive scholarships for exceptional students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing degrees in fields related to biomedical research.

Programs for All Academic Levels

Cropped image of the NIH Clinical Center on a sunny day.

  NIAMS Summer Internship Program (InVTRO)

Students spend the summer working in a NIAMS research laboratory to gain an understanding of and experience with basic biomedical research.

Last Updated: