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The NIEHS Scholars Connect Program


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  • The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), is one of 27 Institutes and Centers that comprise the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Mission: Research to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives.
  • Research at NIEHS:

The NIEHS campus is located in Research Triangle Park, NC near Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Durham.

About the Program

  • The NIEHS Scholars Connect Program (NSCP) is an opportunity for highly motivated STEM focused undergraduate students considering a career in biomedical sciences to conduct research at a premier research institute.
  • This academic-year paid internship provides the opportunity for a mentored research experience, as well as career and professional development.


  • Applications are invited from students from all academic institutions within the commuting area, including HBCUs and community colleges. Students must be matriculating to participate.
  • Students must be enrolled in a STEM undergraduate program and must be junior or senior at the start of the Program.
  • Students from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Must be a US citizen or a Permanent Resident.


  • Summer – ~ to be revised for 2023-24 and anticipated to be slighter higher than $2,680 (junior) and $2,860 (senior) per month
  • Fall/Spring: Prorated for 15 hours/week

Application Period

  • Mid-November – Mid-February (Deadline 2/20)

Application Requirements

  • Interested in pursuing a STEM-related career
  • Participation in Selection Day: an opportunity to visit NIEHS, meet with potential mentors and lab hosts
  • Please see other specific details on the program website