The NIH Clinical Center Intern Accessibility Program

THE NIH CLINICAL CENTER VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Each year, the National Institutes for Health (NIH) receives more than 7,000 applications for 1,000 summer internship opportunities. The NIH Clinical Center proposes to increase the number and diversity of students participating in the program. The NIH Clinical Center will pilot this idea with a handful of interns and mentors from the upcoming class.

TEAM MEMBERS
Terra Miller (Project Lead), National Institutes of Health
Jennifer Simmons, National Institutes of Health
Walter Jones, National Institutes of Health
Steve Bergstrom, National Institutes of Health

PROJECT LEAD’S SUPERVISOR
Frederick P. Ognibene, Director, Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education, National Institutes of Health

TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Dan Tabor, Security Design + Innovation, HHS Office of the Chief Information Officer

BACKGROUND
HHS Ignite is an “incubator for new ideas” run out of the HHS IDEA Lab. Selected teams are introduced to startup methodologies for problem identification and project implementation. In the entrepreneurial spirit, Ignite projects are iterative, their impacts measurable, and their solutions scalable. This is one of 11 projects in Ignite’s second round which began on June 9, 2014 and goes until mid-September 2014.

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