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2021 NIDA Summer Research Internship Program
Application Form
Application Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2021

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Program:

The NIDA Summer Research Internship Program supports all students with a focus on increasing underrepresented populations in drug abuse research. Through this program, undergraduate students age 18 years and older are introduced to the field of drug abuse and addiction research by participating in research internships with NIDA’s distinguished scientists at universities across the United States. Students work with leading scientists for eight weeks during the summer. The internship may include laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, formal courses, participation in lab meetings, patient interviews, manuscript preparation, library research, and literature reviews. In addition, it is expected that each intern will deliver a formal presentation on his/her research project at the end of the internship

The NIDA Summer Research Internship Program is in its 25th year. Since the program’s inception in 1997, more than 1,160 students have gained experience in drug abuse and addiction research.

Eligibility:
This program provides summer research internships for all undergraduate students 18 years and older, with a focus on recruiting students underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences (American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander). Graduating 2020 and 2021 college seniors are eligible to apply.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old by May 31, 2021 and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States (No Exceptions).
Individuals who have already participated in the NIDA Summer Research Internship Program are no longer eligible to apply.
Scope of Support:
  • Stipends in the amount of $12.00 per hour for a maximum stipend of $3,840 for eight weeks.
  • Up to $2,500 for housing assistance.
  • Up to $500 to be used for air or local travel.
Housing Accommodations:
There are two different housing options for the research sites included in the NIDA Summer Research Internship program. For both options, the housing is funded by NIDA and will be reimbursed to the intern by the host research institution.For research sites with the “Campus Housing Available” option, the intern will be able to stay in campus housing which is coordinated through the research site staff, institution, and intern. For research sites with the “Housing Subsidized” option, housing will still be funded by NIDA, however for these research sites, the intern will be responsible for securing their own housing accommodations. Some research sites have local housing resource guides that they share with interns.
Virtual Internship:
Due to the ongoing pandemic, if the selected institution is unable to host a student onsite, they have the option to offer the internship virtually. You must have access to a computer, strong internet connection, and a quiet place to work.
Application Procedures:
To apply for this program, fill in all sections of the application form. Prior to making your research site selections, review the research projects and locations listed in the online brochure. After reviewing the descriptions, indicate on the application the three sites that best match your research interests. All efforts will be made to match applicants to one of their top three choices.
Application components include:
  • an application form
  • current transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • two letters of recommendation on letterhead

***Your references will be contacted only after the application is submitted. You may modify, save, and submit your application as often as needed up to the deadline and the application will be automatically updated each time.

All application materials must be submitted by Friday, February 12, 2021.

Application Review and Selection:
Interns are selected according to the following criteria:
  • Professional/Career goals
  • Research interests
  • Academic Achievement
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Program Priorities

For additional information see the FAQs.

Contact:
For further information please feel free to contact Julie Huffman, huffmanj@mail.nih.gov , phone 301-443-9798 or the ODHD Director, Albert Avila, Ph.D., aavila@nida.nih.gov.
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Application Components
References
Provide the current contact information for the two references. An automatic email request for a recommendation letter will be sent directly to them when the application is submitted. Reference Letters must be received on or before February 12, 2021, and are a required part of the application package (No Exceptions). Please ensure your references are aware of the application deadline. References should evaluate your academic success, career goals, achievements, and qualifications. Letters of recommendation should be on letterhead whenever possible. Note: Once an application is submitted, information about your references may not be changed. Please make sure you contact your references prior to listing them on the application to make sure that they are willing and able to write a letter.
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Statement of Research Career Interest
Please submit a statement that describes your interests in drug abuse and addiction research, career goals, educational plans beyond your undergraduate studies, and what you hope to gain from this internship.
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Academic Achievement
Please describe your academic accomplishments, interests, and success.
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Transcript
Please submit a copy of your current transcript(s). If selected to participate in this program, you may be required to submit official transcripts.
Site Selections
For research project descriptions, please refer to the online brochure:
Provide your top three (3) research site choices, by number, in order of preference.
***There are two different housing options for the research sites included in the NIDA Summer Research Internship program. For both options, the housing is funded by NIDA and will be reimbursed to the intern by the host research institution. For research sites with the “Campus Housing Available” option, the intern will be able to stay in campus housing which is coordinated through the laboratory staff, institution, and intern. For research sites with the “Housing Subsidized” option, housing will still be funded by NIDA, however for these research sites, the intern will be responsible for finding their own housing accommodations. Some research sites have local housing resource guides that they share with interns.
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Schedule Conflicts
This internship requires a full-time (40 hours per week) commitment for eight consecutive weeks. Your schedule should be free of commitments (e.g., vacations, summer classes, jobs, etc.) that conflict with your participation. Prolonged absences from the internship are not permitted.
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Notice to Applicant

An application is only complete when it has been submitted and all materials, including letters of recommendation, have been received. Please remember that references will not receive a system generated emailed requesting a letter of recommendation until the applicant "submits" their application.

At any time prior to the application due date, you may access your application to enter updates/edits. To retrieve it, click on the link sent to the email address entered in the application and enter the token code included in the email. Complete/update the application and press SUBMIT. Your most recent electronic submission will be the one recorded in the application system and used during the evaluation period.

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