NIH Office of Science Policy Summer 2023 Intern #4862


  • US-Remote Located in DC/MD/VA
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The NIH Office of Science Policy Summer Internship Program provides an opportunity for students to gain tangible science policy experience in support of the NIH mission. Interns will work side-by-side with leading policy experts to learn strategies for advancing national science and technology policy and obtain practical experience in policy analyses and development.


OSP will be hosting interns for an 8-12 week period beginning in late May/early June and lasting through August 2023. Accepted interns are not expected to relocate to the NIH campus as work will be conducted via a telework arrangement.



  • Representative Functional Roles:
    • Education specialist
    • Research analyst
    • Policy analyst
    • Junior scientific researcher
    • Medical officer
  • Augments teams providing high level functional systems analysis, design, integration, documentation and implementation advice on exceptionally complex issues requiring an advanced specialist degree-level knowledge of the individual’s scientific field of study.
  • Participates in multiple phases of the study with specific emphasis on higher-level issues requiring specific expertise in the subject matter.
  • Prepares technical reports and documentation to support findings and study results.
  • Prepares executive-level briefings, including charts and graphs to present findings to the managers.
  • Analyzes data and information to find ways to improve operations
  • Informs and advises various levels of management and stakeholders
  • Meets with clients and vendors to discuss procedures
  • Develops and conduct user surveys
  • Analyzes habits and data available from competitors
  • Researches market and industry trends and patterns
  • Creates detailed reports of findings
  • Simplifies findings into presentations
  • Organizes and stores data for future research projects
  • Documents all data and research procedures
  • Organizes and conducts focus groups of project users
  • Compares ROI with past data and reports
  • Creates diagrams and documentation to pinpoint problems and find solutions
  • Implements tests of processes, policies, and protocols
  • Identifies and understands problems through forecasting, gap analysis, quantitative reporting, research, and statistical analysis
  • Recommends changes and improvements based on research findings
  • Writes reports, white papers, and other published documents
  • Compiles and analyzes data points

Eligibility: The 2023 Summer Internship Program is for students who:

  • are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, AND
  • are enrolled at least half-time in an accredited university as a graduate or professional student (including PhD, MD, DDS, JD, PharmD, MS, MPH, and other programs) at the time of application*

*Individuals who are U.S. permanent residents must be attending or have been accepted into institutions in the U.S.



Background Check: All internship offers are contingent on an individual’s ability to successfully pass a federal background check, which is required for access to NIH systems. As part of the clearance process, individuals will be asked questions about a variety of topics including citizenship, criminal history, and other personal information.


If selected, candidates will be required to submit the following documentation:

  • Official graduate/professional school transcripts
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status. U.S. citizens may submit a copy of their birth certificate or passport. Permanent residents will need to provide a copy of their permanent resident (green) card.

Selected candidates will also be required to travel to the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD to receive their ID badge and laptop prior to starting the internship. Travel expenses will be covered by OSP.



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