The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is expanding and accelerating its contributions to scientific knowledge of human health and the environment, and to the health and well-being of people everywhere. NIEHS is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The NIEHS Scholars Connect Program (NSCP) is designed to provide a unique opportunity for highly motivated science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) focused undergraduate students to solidly connect with NIEHS and receive training in biomedical research. Students in NSCP have an opportunity for hands-on mentored research experiences, as well as professional and personal development. NSCP is committed to encouraging students to pursue careers in scientific investigation, both basic and clinical. Scientists at NIEHS are committed to sharing with students and educators the intensity, excitement, sense of discipline, and tremendous satisfaction that careers in science can impart to those who pursue them.
The Scholars Connect Program invites applications from students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), as well as students from all other academic institutions within the commuting area of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. NSCP is committed to increasing diversity in environmental health science.
What will I be doing?
With the help of your mentors, you will define a project, construct and test the hypothesis, analyze the results, draw conclusions, and to present findings at the end of every connection. You will also participate in professional and career development opportunity seminars.
To supplement the research and training experience, the Scholars will:
Attend a mandatory orientation, Science Boot Camp and the Scholars Seminar Series
Meet regularly with the Program Coordinator and/or OSED Director
Present a formal update of your projects at the end of each Connection (semester)
Submit additional assignments as requested (i.e., End-of-Connection Evaluation, Reflection).
Why should I apply?
As a Scholar, you will be a part of research teams striving to accomplish NIEHS research mission in areas related to human health and the environment. NSCP is dedicated to providing training in biomedical research so that you can apply your knowledge outside the classroom and gain career-changing experiences.
~ $2,300/month (Full-Time Summer Connection); ~ $850/month (Part-Time Fall and Spring Connections)
Summer Connection: June 1, 2021--August 6, 2021 Full-time
Fall Connection: September 7, 2021--November 19, 2021 Part-time
Spring Connection: January 3, 2022--April 15, 2022 Part-time
Dates are subject to change
ORISE is continuing normal program operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This opportunity will be offered as long as the NIH Laboratory is able to complete the onboarding process and ensure a meaningful experience to participants. We encourage you to apply and submit your application as soon as possible.
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Participants do not become employees of NIH, NIEHS, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Applicants must live within commuting distance of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina area
Currently enrolled, full-time or part-time in a degree granting program as a junior or senior in an Undergraduate STEM major.
Good academic standing- Have at least 3.0 cumulative GPA and preferably a 3.5+ GPA in STEM courses
A strong interest or pursuing studies in disciplines related to biomedical research
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: NIH-NIEHS-ScholarsConnect
ORISE is a U.S. Department of Energy asset that is dedicated to enabling critical scientific, research, and health initiatives of the department and its laboratory system by providing world class expertise in STEM workforce development, scientific and technical reviews, and the evaluation of radiation exposure and environmental contamination.