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Where Can a Science Career Take You? Exploring NIH Careers & Internships (virtual event)

October 23, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

You’ve heard of the National Institutes of Health, and may be wondering if a career in medical research is right for you. Join this free session to meet scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds who are fighting cancer and developing new treatments every day. Learn how they got started and get helpful tips for applying for an NIH internship.

  • Meet female and BIPOC scientist trainees from the National Cancer Center (NCI) and Diversity Career Development Program (DCDP) who want to mentor high school students.
  • Hear about their journeys and career paths, as they share their diverse backgrounds and experiences and how they overcame hurdles along the way.
  • Collaborate with other students who share your interests, goals, and aspirations.
  • Learn about NIH’s Summer Internship Program and get helpful hints on applying to these programs.
  • Get answers to questions like: How can I get started? How do I know if a career in STEM is right for me? What should I be doing now? And, what is it like to be the only person who looks like you in the room?
  • Explore science careers and get ideas for on how you can “try-out” different research areas.

This interactive session will feature a panel and small-group student collaboration activities. Register at: https://form.jotform.com/212563770552052 Thank you to the National Cancer Institute’s Diversity Career Development Program for their support of this session.

Intended Audience: Current High School Students (Women) local DC or national US, ~40 students

Registration required.


October 23, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 am


National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute