The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites high school and undergraduate students to submit applications for the 2014 Summer Research Program. Under this program students underrepresented in the biomedical, social, clinical and behavioral sciences are paired with NIDA funded scientists at research institutions across the United States for 8-10 weeks during the summer to work in the field of substance abuse and addiction research. Internships may involve a variety of experiences including laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, patient interviews, and literature reviews. Student interns receive a stipend, and if necessary and eligible, provisions for travel and housing expenses. The deadline to submit applications for the 2014 program is February 14, 2014.
Eligibility: This program supports summer research internships for high school and undergraduate students who are from racial/ethnic groups that are nationally underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Hawaiian Natives, and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands), although all racial/ethnic groups can apply.Complete program information and the online application form can be found at the following link: https://nidaextshare.nida.nih.gov/SRP/_layouts/NIDA.SummerInternshipProgram/ApplicationForm.aspx?XsnLocation=/SRP/forms/Application.xsn
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age (unless a specific project indicates otherwise) and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States (No Exceptions). Applicants under the age of 18 can only be placed at research sites within daily-commuting distance from their home.
Individuals who have already participated in the Summer Research with NIDA program for two summers are not eligible to apply.
Questions regarding the 2014 NIDA Summer Research Program can be directed to, Julie Huffman at Huffmanj@mail.nih.gov