Machine Learning Research Analyst at National Institute of Health (NIH)
6 months ago
Work at the NIH varies a lot depending on which of the departments you're working in. I worked at the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Informatics) so my work was largely data-science/computer based. Other interns were at the NCI (clinical center) or doing wet lab research. The NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) is really decentralized and involves reaching out to the specific PIs you're interested in, so you're very in control of what your day-to-day looks like.
Former Biomedical Engineering Intern at National Institutes of Health
about 1 year ago
Work hours for me were 8:30-5:00 but this depends on lab and supervisors' schedules. Work consisted of mostly computer programming in MATLAB and also gathering patient data, with some time spent on other activities such as journal club and other events. Other interns' projects involved wet lab experiments, 3D printing, etc.
Former Biomedical Engineering Summer Intern, Basser Lab at National Institutes of Health
over 1 year ago
The NIH, and other research institutes, are more relaxed than university research labs in my experience. No more than a 9 to 5 schedule, unless required by your experiments, will be asked of you. Day to day tasks vary wildly depending on the type of research you are performing but will invariably include reading literature, running experiments, and sometimes meeting with colleagues and supervisors.