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Apply Now: 2024 NIH Office of Science Policy Summer Internship Program


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Science Policy (OSP) is excited to announce the launch of the 2024 Summer Internship Program, providing a unique opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to immerse themselves in the world of science policy. This program offers hands-on experience working alongside leading policy experts, contributing to the advancement of national science and technology policy.

Program Overview

The OSP Summer Internship Program spans an 8-12 week period, commencing in May or June 2024. Interns will receive a stipend aligned with their level of education, making this an attractive opportunity for those passionate about science policy. The program actively encourages applications from individuals belonging to underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in health-related sciences, students with disabilities, those enrolled in Tribal Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, or Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), students who identify as LGBTQ+, and individuals who have faced educational challenges due to circumstances like recent natural disasters.

Clearance Process

All internship offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a federal background check, ensuring access to NIH systems. The clearance process involves inquiries into citizenship, criminal history, and other relevant personal information.

Exciting Internship Positions

The 2024 NIH OSP Summer Internship Program offers positions in various divisions, providing interns with a diverse range of experiences. Here are some of the exciting positions available:

  1. OSP Science Policy Coordination, Collaboration, and Reporting Division:
    • Compile materials for Congressional documents and reporting.
    • Assist in coordinating with NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices.
    • Contribute to legislative-related activities and materials for the NIH Director.
  2. OSP Clinical and Healthcare Research Policy Division:
    • Work on projects related to protections for research participants.
    • Contribute to the development of a policy framework for deidentified biospecimens.
    • Engage in ongoing work in clinical research, digital health, and real-world data.
  3. OSP Technology Transfer and Innovation Policy Division:
    • Support cross-cutting policy efforts for innovation initiatives.
    • Explore approaches to advance diversity and inclusion in innovation.
    • Assist in understanding how biomedical innovators can promote patient and public health outcomes.

Application Deadline

Interested candidates have until February 12, 2024, to submit their applications for the NIH OSP Summer Internship Program. Don’t miss the chance to be part of shaping the future of national science and technology policy. Visit the offiicial internship program page to apply now.

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