National Eye Institute Summer Internship Program 2020
The National Eye Institute (NEI) takes interns who will be at least 17 by 15 June 2020. High school applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, be enrolled at least half-time in their high school, able to pass a background check, and reside within 40 miles of the NIH Bethesda campus if under 18. Internships are 8 – 12 weeks long and include the opportunity to attend seminars and workshops hosted by both NEI and the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education. Completed applications will require a resume, list of coursework and grades, a cover letter describing the applicant’s research interests and career goals, and two references. Interns receive a stipend.
To be eligible for the NEI program, a student must be at least seventeen years of age by June 15, 2020 (and cannot start in the lab until they are seventeen) and either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Additionally, applicants must either be currently enrolled at least half-time in high school, or have been accepted or currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college, university, or medical/dental school. For high school students, they must reside approximately 40 miles of the NIH Bethesda campus at the time of application if they are not eighteen by June 15, 2020. Internships start in mid-May through the end of June and must be for a minimum of 8 weeks. Students with relatives who work at the NEI are not eligible for an internship in the NEI program; however, we encourage these students to pursue internships at another NIH institute.