2017 NIDA Summer Research Internship Program

The NIDA Summer Research Internship Program supports all students with a focus on increasing underrepresented populations in drug abuse research. Through this program, students age 18 years and older are introduced to the field of drug abuse and addiction research by participating in research internships with NIDA’s distinguished scientists at universities across the United States. Students work with leading scientists for eight weeks during the summer. The internship may include laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, formal courses, participation in lab meetings, patient interviews, manuscript preparation, library research, and literature reviews. In addition, it is expected that each intern will deliver a formal presentation on his/her research project at the end of the internship.


Opportunity URL: https://nidaextshare.nida.nih.gov/SRP/_layouts/NIDA.SummerInternshipProgram/ApplicationForm.aspx?XsnLocation=/SRP/forms/Application.xsn



  • Students who are 18 or older
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

This program provides summer research internships for all students 18 years and older, with a focus on recruiting students underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences (American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander). Graduating 2017 college seniors are eligible to apply.


Stipends in the amount of $12.00 per hour for a maximum stipend of $3,840 for eight weeks. Up to $2,500 for housing assistance. Up to $500 to be used for air or local travel.

Open Date


Closing Date


Contact Name

Julie Huffman

Contact Phone

(301) 443-9798

Contact Email

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