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NIH Summer Internship Program

Student, teacher, and faculty salaries/stipends range is competitive and will be commensurate with individual education/experience levels. Proof of health insurance is required; however, insurance is not offered/ provided by the institute.

One of two hiring mechanisms may be used in the annual Summers' temporary appointments:

  • an "Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)" which is a monthly stipend award paid in arrears or
  • a "General Schedule (GS)" appointment which is paid by an hourly rate every two weeks

Student IRTA Stipend Levels - effective May 1, 2021

Education Level Completed Monthly Stipend
High School Before Graduation $2,080
After Graduation $2,320
Undergraduate After 1 year $2,430
After 2 years $2,540
After 3 years or > $2,670
Graduate Less than 1 year $2,800
After 1 year $3,170
After 2 year $3,530
After 3 years or >


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