National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
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Organization/Company: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Location: Bethesda, MD


Pathology Environment: Government, comparative and investigative

Discipline/Field of Study: Anatomic

Length of Externship: Summer Internships (minimum 8 weeks) or Externships

Time of Year: Externships any time of year by arrangement

Funding: Stipends are available for Summer Internships, inquire for Externships

Housing Provided: No, but available advice about resources

Description of Externship:

The National Institutes of Health offers summer internships and externships to veterinary medical students interested in biomedical research and comparative pathology.  Students will be able to conduct research with leading scientists in the National Cancer Institute; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; and the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke.  Students will interact with veterinarians in the Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program (CBSTP), learn about the multiple roles veterinarians play in biomedical research, and learn about comparative pathology and oncology initiatives in human biomedical research.  Summer students will also have opportunities to attend lectures and seminars targeted to students, and present their research and interact with other veterinary medical students at the annual Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium.  Internships generally begin in late May and continue through early August.  Eligible veterinary students must be enrolled and in good standing at an accredited veterinary medical college professional doctoral degree program.  Summer Program stipends are available to participating students and may be available for externships (inquire). Students interested in the summer internship program should fill-out an online application at:  (Note: Online applications open early November; select “graduate school” on the application site for university level and include the word “veterinary” in the application for search purposes) on or before February 1st.  Send an email indicating intent to apply to:  Externships can be arranged throughout the year.  Individuals interested in externships should email directly to and/or call John Hickerson, Program Analyst at 301-435-6276.

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Dr. Mark Simpson
National Cancer Institute
37 Convent Drive
Bldg 37, Room 2000
Bethesda, MD 20892

Updated: 7/30/16

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