Summer Research


The NHSN will be sponsoring a group of Hispanic graduate and medical students to receive research training this summer at NIH through the NIH Summer Internship Program. We would like your assistance in identifying top Hispanic students from your institutions who would be interested in applying. This would be a competitive opportunity, and trainees would receive a travel award from the NHSN of $6000 (to cover travel and living expenses for each trainee for two months) in addition to a stipend from the NIH (ranging from $2300-$3100 per month — additional details are available at:

The following NIH Institutes have agreed to place NHSN sponsored trainees:

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA leads the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction through support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines and rapid and effective dissemination of results of that research to improve drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and policy.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Leads a national effort to eliminate the suffering and death due to cancer. Through basic and clinical biomedical research and training, NCI conducts and supports research that will lead to a future in which we can prevent cancer before it starts, identify cancers that do develop at the earliest stage, eliminate cancers through innovative treatment interventions, and biologically control those cancers that we cannot eliminate so they become manageable, chronic diseases.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

NIAMS supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
NICHD research on fertility, pregnancy, growth, development, and medical
rehabilitation strives to ensure that every child is born healthy and wanted and grows up free from disease and disability.

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

NHGRI supports the NIH component of the Human Genome Project, a worldwide research effort designed to analyze the structure of human DNA and determine the location of the estimated 30,000 to 40,000 human genes. The NHGRI Intramural Research Program develops and implements technology for understanding, diagnosing, and treating genetic diseases.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

The mission of the NINDS is to reduce the burden of neurological diseases — a burden borne by every age group, every segment of society, and people all over the world. To accomplish this goal the NINDS supports and conducts research, both basic and clinical, on the normal and diseased nervous system, fosters the training of investigators in the basic and clinical neurosciences, and seeks better understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurological disorders.

  • Commitment: The trainees are asked to commit to six to eight weeks of training, and the start and end dates are flexible (beginning anytime after May 4th and no later than July 1st (orientation is held the first Tuesday of every month).
  • Housing: NIH housing for approximately six trainees to share a room (4 per apartment, two beds, two baths) will be available on a first come first served basis. The NHSN will assist other trainees in identifying housing for the duration of the internship.

For more information on the Summer Internship Program, please visit