High School and Undergraduates

NIDA Summer Research Internship Program
The NIDA Summer Research Internship Program is designed for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to experience substance abuse and addiction research in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences areas. Through this program, students age 18 years and older are introduced to the field of drug abuse and addiction research by participating in research internships with NIDA funded scientists at universities across the United States.
Read about the NIDA Summer Research Internship Program


Summer Training Program for Underrepresented Populations Available at NIDA’s Research Campus in Baltimore, Maryland
Students in high school, college, graduate, or professional school are eligible for on-campus summer programs at NIDA Intramural Research Program (IRP). During this program, most of your time will be spent working with a scientist on a research project. The Recruitment and Training Program for Underrepresented Populations (RTURP) provides paid training opportunities for students who are interested in the scientific basis of drug abuse and are from an underrepresented group.
Read more about how to apply and other summer internships at the NIDA Baltimore campus.


NIH Summer Research Experience Program for High School, College Students, and Science Teachers (R25)
Provides high quality summer research experiences for high school and college students, and for science teachers via institutional research education grants. These grant programs must focus on substance use/abuse/addiction and are expected to: help attract young students to careers in science; provide opportunities for college students to gain valuable research experience to help prepare them for graduate school; and enhance the skills of science teachers and enable them to more effectively communicate the nature of the scientific process to their students. The grant programs should also contribute to enhancing overall science literacy. Participants are selected and appointed to the program by the grantee institution. Funding Announcement.
See current NIDA-funded Summer Research Experience R25s on NIH RePORTER.