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Summer Student Program

How to Apply to NIAMS IRP Student Programs

  • Visit the websites of the NIAMS Intramural Labs and Branches to identify a laboratory or research area that interests you. Contact the Intramural Career Development and Outreach Branch to notify the Lab or Branch of your interest.
  • Inquire early about application deadlines, and be sure to Apply Early for Ample Consideration. The summer student application deadline is March 1.
  • Apply online at
  • When applying on-line, be sure to select NIAMS-The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases in the application.
  • Be sure to proofread your application.
  • Include information on past research experience, science awards, honors, student programs and participation in scientific meetings, if applicable.
  • Include any abstracts and scientific papers, if available.
  • Graduating seniors, include information that you have been accepted to an academic institution at the next educational level, e.g., acceptance letter to college, professional school, etc.
  • Request recommendation letters from science faculty, preceptors, etc., that have direct knowledge of your scientific interests and abilities.

Reviewed January 11, 2013