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Train with NIA Researchers in Baltimore!

Are you thinking about a career in research and looking for a way to try it out? Want to build on your academic interest in research with lab experience? The NIA Intramural Research Program offers excellent training opportunities in laboratory and clinical medicine and is committed to training basic and clinical researchers in biomedical and behavioral sciences related to aging.

Read more about the Baltimore-based training opportunities at NIA for high school, college, post-bac, medical, and post-doc students by clicking on the tiles below.

Important information
Please be advised that employment at the NIH requires a security background investigation and a badge to be issued after successfully clearing the investigation. All employees, including all level of trainees, require a badge to work at the NIH. Trainees who use marijuana, even if legal in a home state, will be deemed unacceptable for badging at NIH.

For additional information about research training at NIA, contact Ms. Arlene Jackson, NIA IRP Recruitment Specialist, at or 410-558-8121 or connect with the IRP Training Office.

2017 Summer Program participants

Summer Internship Program

This challenging program offers research training opportunities for high school, college, and medical students at NIA labs in Baltimore.

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Diversity in Aging Research Pipeline Program (DARPP)

DARPP is designed to develop & expose underrepresented minorities and socioeconomically disadvantaged students to aging research.

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Shock Academy for Introduction to Laboratory Skills (SAILS)

SAILS is a three-day camp for high school students to develop the skills you need to be successful in science.

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Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Learn more about NIA's research training opportunities for recent college graduates.

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Post-Doctoral Programs

Find information on fellowship opportunities for post-docs and visiting fellows.