Training - The Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Drug Abuse

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Jean Lud Cadet, M.D. - Associate Director for Diversity and Outreach

NIH Bayview Research Center
251 Bayview Boulevard
Baltimore MD 21224

Voice: 443-740-2656
Fax: 443-740-2856


Recruitment & Training Program for Under-represented Populations

The Intramural Research Program(IRP) is the in-house research program of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is located on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus, Baltimore, Maryland.  For nearly 60 years, NIDA has been the primary source of scientific knowledge concerning addiction and has served as a training facility for researchers with an interest in drug abuse research.  The Recruitment & Training Program for Under-represented Populations is an intramural program that provides training opportunities for students who are interested in the scientific basis of drug abuse.  A limited number of positions are available each summer.  Selection is very competitive.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. You must be a student from an under-represented group who is currently enrolled in or has been accepted into an accredited high school, college, graduate or medical school pursuing a certificate, diploma and in good academic standing. Women and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

  2. You must be at least 16 years old.

  3. You must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or have appropriate work authorization.

Duration of Program

The Recruitment & Training Program for Under-represented Populations lasts 8 weeks. Students are expected to work full-time; part-time schedules are not permitted. Possible scheduling conflicts are to be discussed before arrival.

How to Apply

Students who wish to apply for the Recruitment & Training Program for Under-represented Populations should submit the following documents for consideration:

  • Completed federal resumé - see format below
  • Completed program application - Download and fill out: Microsoft Word [156K]
  • Statement describing future academic plans, interest in biomedical sciences and reasons for seeking a summer position.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • An official transcript of courses and grade point average (with official seal).
  • An official letter from your school verifying that you are a student in good standing enrolled at least half-time (with official seal).
  • Verification of citizenship (This can be a xeroxed copy of the following: visa, driver's license, original social security card, birth certificate).
  • Official copies of all degrees (high school, college, graduate)
  • DEADLINE: Completed packets are due in entirety March 1 of each year.

Documents should be assembled into one complete application package and mailed to:

Christie Brannock
Recruitment & Training Program for Under-represented Populations
Molecular Neuropsychiatry Research Branch
NIH Biomedical Research Center
251 Baview Boulevard, Suite 200
Baltimore, Maryland 21224

*Please note*:

  • Completed Applications and recommendation letters may be e-mailed to Christie Brannock at
  • Students will be informed of acceptance or rejection in April (ending of the month). Specific reasons for acceptance or rejection will not be given.
  • Housing and travel arrangements are not provided. 
  • If you have any questions, please contact the office at 443-740-2655.


Full name
Mailing address
E-mail address
Day and evening phone numbers (with area code)

Date of Birth
Country of citizenship (Most Federal jobs require United States citizenship.)

School attended
Degrees obtained
Date of degrees obtained

Give the following information for your paid and non-paid work experience:

  • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal job.)
  • Duties and accomplishments
  • Employer's name and address
  • Supervisor's name and phone number
  • Starting and ending dates (month and year)
  • Hours per week
  • Salary
  • Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor


  • Job Related training courses (title and year)
  • Job Related skills, for example, other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed.
  • Job Related certificates and licenses (current only).
  • Job Related honors, awards, and special accomplishments, for example, publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking and performance awards (Give dates but do not send documents unless requested.)

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the principal biomedical and behavioral research agency of the United States Government. NIH is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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