NIAMS Summer Interns Reflect on Experiences
“Eye-opening,” “influential” and “invaluable” were among the many expressions that the NIAMS 2017 summer interns used when reflecting on their experiences. This past summer, senior investigators in the NIAMS intramural research program spent 2 months mentoring and providing career guidance to 17 students from universities across the United States. From attending lectures and symposia to conducting basic and clinical research, each intern encountered unique opportunities for growth.
“These past two summers have played a pivotal role in my decision to pursue a career in translational research,” explained a returning intern.
“Being a part of the NIAMS enhanced the experience as everyone was invested in making me a better scientist and pushing me to strengthen my laboratory, networking and communication skills,” said another student.
The NIAMS Summer Research Program provides outstanding training opportunities for high school, undergraduate, graduate and medical students. Students can apply online at https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip. The application for summer 2018 will be available in mid-November.