Training - The Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Drug Abuse

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Michelle L. Jobes, Ph.D.
Chair, Diversity and Outreach Committee

NIH Bayview Research Center
251 Bayview Boulevard
Baltimore MD 21224

Voice: 443.740.2319

michelle.jobeshowell@nih.gov

Recruitment & Training Program for Under-represented Populations

Program

The Intramural Research Program(IRP) is the in-house research program of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and is located on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus, in Baltimore, Maryland.  For nearly 60 years, NIDA has been the primary source of scientific knowledge concerning addiction and has served as a training facility for researchers with an interest in drug abuse research.  The Recruitment & Training Program for Under-represented Populations is an intramural program that provides paid training opportunities for students who are interested in the scientific basis of drug abuse.  A limited number of positions are available each summer.  Selection is very competitive.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. You must be a student from an under-represented group who is currently enrolled in or has been accepted into an accredited high school, college, graduate or medical school pursuing a certificate or diploma and in good academic standing.  Women and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
  2. You must be at least 16 years old by the chosen start date.
  3. You must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or have appropriate work authorization.

How to Apply

Students who wish to apply for the Recruitment & Training Program for Under-represented Populations should submit the following documents for consideration:

  1. Completed Application
  2. RTURP Statement of Interest
    • Describe your research interests and the importance of research to you
    • Describe your academic and career goals
    • Describe how you will benefit from participating in this program
  3. Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Recommendation letters must be
    • Letters may not be copied
    • The Recommender should describe their relationship to the applicant, including how long they have known the applicant and the nature of their interaction(s), the Recommender should comment on the applicant’s academic and scientific merit including his/her aptitude for pursuing an advanced degree
    • Letters must reference the RTURP or NIH SIP Program
    • Letters of recommendation must be mailed or emailed directly to the address below OR emailed directly to the Program Coordinator (cbrann@intra.nida.nih.gov)
  4. Resume
    How to create your federal resume:  http://gogovernment.org/how_to_apply/write_your_federal_resume/create_your_resume.php
  5. Official Transcripts (with official seal)
    Transcripts must be mailed directly to the address below or emailed directly to the Program Coordinator. If you are a first-year college student, you should also send a copy of your high school transcripts.  If you are a first-year graduate student, you should also send a copy of your undergraduate transcripts.
  6. Letter of Good Standing
    An official letter from your school verifying that you are a student in good standing and are currently enrolled. You can get this from the Registrar’s office or print from your online student account.
  7. Verification of Citizenship
    birth certificate, passport, etc.
  8. Official Copies of All Degrees
    high school, college, grad school, as appropriate
  9. Apply Online to the NIH SIP
    https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip

Deadline:  Completed pacs are due in entirety March 1st each year*.

Documents should be assembled into one complete application package and mailed to:

Christie Brannock
Recruitment & Training Program for Under-represented Populations
Molecular Neuropsychiatry Research Branch
NIH Biomedical Research Center
251 Baview Boulevard, Suite 200
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Fax: 443-740-2856

OR

Completed Applications and recommendation letters may be e-mailed to Christie Brannock at cbrann@intra.nida.nih.gov or Faxed to 443-740-2856.

*Please note*:

  • Students will be informed of acceptance or rejection during the first week of April.
  • NIDA IRP/NIH Biomedical Research Center is located in Baltimore, MD.
  • Housing and travel arrangements are not provided.

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