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Intramural Training Opportunities & Resources




For more information, see the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education.

Bioengineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is sponsoring a Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP) for undergraduate biomedical engineering students who have completed their junior year of college. This 10 week program allows rising senior biomedical engineering students to participate, under the mentorship of world class scientists, in cutting edge biomedical research projects in NIH laboratories in Bethesda, Maryland. Please note: the BESIP is a separate program from the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Biomedical Research.

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NIH/NIST Joint Postdoctoral Program

The NIH/NIST Joint Postdoctoral Program is a partnership between NIST and the NIH (NIBIB) to support postdoctoral fellowships. The goal is to cultivate a scientific work force competent in both the biological and the physical sciences. Each Postdoctoral Associate will have two Advisers, one at the NIH and one at NIST, and the Associate is expected to spend time at both the NIH and the NIST laboratories during the course of the 2-year award.

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Imaging Sciences Training Program (ISTP)

The Imaging Sciences Training Program (ISTP) at the National Institutes of Health, jointly sponsored by the Radiology and Imaging Sciences (RAD) in the Clinical Center and the Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), is accepting applications for 1 to 2 year fellowship positions beginning in July 2011 and July 2012. This program provides an excellent opportunity for individuals who plan a research career in imaging and biomedical sciences. More information can be found at:

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Graduate Partnership Program (GPP)

The Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) links the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with universities in the graduate level training of students. Through university partnerships the NIH strengthens and expands its role as a provider of excellent training for the biomedical scientists of the future. The mission of the GPP is to establish and foster graduate education partnerships with national and international universities and institutions dedicated to quality education in biomedical basic and clinical research while providing the infrastructure and community support needed by the students in these programs.

  • GPP Website

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Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)

The Postbaccalaureate IRTA program provides opportunities for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical research at the NIH.

  • Postbaccalaureate IRTA Website

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Summer Internship Program (SIP)

The Summer Internship Program (SIP) at the NIH provides an opportunity to spend the summer working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

  • SIP Website

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Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to exceptional students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to biomedical, behavioral, and social science research careers at the NIH.

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Postdoctoral Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)

The Postdoctoral IRTA program provides the opportunity for recent doctoral degree recipients to enhance their research skills in the resource-rich National Institutes of Health (NIH) environment, which consists of more than 1200 laboratories located on the NIH campus. Trainees pursue both basic and clinical research free from the demands of obtaining grants and teaching, although opportunities to do both are available.

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Last Updated On 10/14/2011