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The Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) is a division of the Office of the Director of NIH. Our mission is to enhance the training experience of students and fellows on all of the NIH campuses. More specifically we aim to help NIH trainees develop scientific and professional skills that will enable them to become leaders in the biomedical research community.

Many OITE workshops and science skills tutorials are now available online to trainees across the United States and around the world. In addition, trainees in the mid-Atlantic region are welcome to attend most OITE events in person. Finally, OITE presents workshops at the annual meetings of scientific professional societies. Please check out what the OITE and the NIH have to offer!

NOTE: all OITE activities and services are provided free of charge.

Videocasts/Podcasts of OITE Workshops

Examples of videocasts you will find on the OITE Web site,, are

  • Communication workshops
         o Creating and Presenting Dynamic Posters
         o Talking Science: Designing and Delivering Successful Oral Presentations
         o Using LinkedIn Effectively
  • Grant Writing I and II
  • Job search skills workshops
         o CVs and Resumes: Essential Job Search Documents
         o Networking! Networking! Networking!
         o Getting the Most Out of a Job Fair
         o Planning for Career Satisfaction and Success

The site also includes series of workshops on the academic job search and the job search in industry, in addition to a series of "How-to" workshops that investigate different science careers available to doctorally trained scientists.

Two series, Getting to Graduate School and Getting to Professional (Medical/Dental) School target undergraduates and recent college graduates.

Online Resources from the OITE

The OITE has also developed Webinars and guidelines covering a variety of science skills. Some of these, for example, Keeping a Lab Notebook, Attending Your First Scientific Meeting, and Lab Math I and II were designed with young scientists in mind. Others, specifically Guidelines for Writing Professional E-mail and Thoughts on Choosing a Research Mentor, will be useful to a wider audience.

Attending OITE Events


Guests are welcome at OITE events, unless a notice is posted to the contrary. If you are in the area, please consider attending. You can find a listing of these events under Upcoming Events on the OITE Web site. Please register as a "Guest" so that we can estimate audience size accurately.

Some events of particular interest are:

Keeping Up with the OITE

The OITE has established a listserv (NIH-OITE-INFO) for individuals interested in being informed about OITE activities and resources.  We anticipate sending updates several times a year.  If you are interested, please sign up.

Clinical and Translational Research Course for PhD Students

The NIH Clinical Center invites graduate students attending U.S. graduate programs to apply to the Clinical and Translational Research Course for PhD Students-2013 cohort. Applications will be accepted February 1, 2013-March 1, 2013.

Overview: This 2-week intensive course will occur July 8-19, 2013 at the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD. The CC will select up to 30 graduate students in the basic sciences to build a foundation in four key areas of clinical and translational research. The course is offered at no cost. However, non-local participants are required to provide their housing/lodging, food, and transportation during their participation in this course.

Application Requirements: Letter of Nomination; Biosketch; Personal Statement
More Information:;  (301) 435-8015

Opportunities at the NSF and NASA

Learn more about training and career opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines funded by the NSF and NASA.  Programs include summer research experiences, graduate fellowships, and postdoctoral positions.  You can also sign up to receive program updates.