MAY 26-JULY 31, 2015
The Native American Research Internship (NARI) is a 10-week summer research internship for Native American junior and senior undergraduate students interested in the biomedical and health sciences. NARI is funded by two National Institutes of Health grants (NHLBI and NIMHD). Interns are paired with a University of Utah faculty member who serves as a research mentor. Cultural mentors (Native American faculty and staff at the University of Utah) support the intern’s career goals and cultural background (or identity) throughout the summer. NARI interns engage in community outreach activities with the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake. NARI interns also attend a national conference, which focuses on current research and health disparities in Indian Country. Each NARI position is considered employment. Completion of the required work hours and assignments are necessary to receive payment. Depending on the funding source, NARI interns receive up to $5,500 for completion of all required summer activities. Payment schedules differ based on funding source.
Program Eligibility Criteria
1. Must be a U.S. Citizen and enrolled in a federally, state, or community recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Nation or tribe or have an affiliation with a direct family member with a federally, state, or community recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Nation or tribe.
2. Must have finished first two years at an accredited four year university or have transferred from a two year college and been accepted into a four year university.
3. Must have a strong interest in American Indian/Alaska Native health issues, minority health and disparities, and/or heart, lung, blood research.
4. Must be available to work 40 hours per week Monday through Friday for a 10 week period, beginning May 26th through July 31st, 2015.
Deadline to apply is February 9, 2015.
For more information and for the application, click here.