Working at NIEHS

Fellows' Career Development

Working at NIEHS

Fellows' Career Development

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Fellows at NIEHS enjoy a wide range of benefits, positioning NIEHS as a top place to conduct a fellowship. Learn more about some of these benefits below.

Policies and Guidelines

Fellows enjoy a wide range of opportunities at NIEHS. Learn more about the policies and guidelines associated with these opportunities. Visiting Fellows can find helpful information on the NIH Division of International Services webpage.


In order to be approved for logical and physical access to NIH facilities and systems, candidates must be able to pass a Federal background check, using Standard Form-85.
Note: Section 14 of the form asks “In the last year, have you used, possessed, supplied, or manufactured illegal drugs?” The question pertains to the illegal use of drugs or controlled substances in accordance with Federal laws, even though permissible under state laws.

Types of Fellowships

NIEHS has various fellowship opportunities for undergraduate students through recent doctoral degree recipients. Learn about the different training programs here.

NOTE: Due to the extended nature of the SARS-Cov-2/COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Intramural Research has modified the extension policy for trainees including IRTAs, CRTAs, Visiting Fellows, Research Fellows and Clinical Fellows: Extension Exceptions for Non-FTE Trainees for COVID-19.