The Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) studies why people’s metabolism and nutrient requirements differ from person to person. As scientists, physicians, and healthcare practitioners better understand nutritional individuality, they will be able to enhance human health, improve brain development, and more effectively treat diseases like obesity, cancer, and diabetes. The NRI has the business and administrative infrastructure to support all aspects of running a $20 million research organization. It is located on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, North Carolina and is part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

UNC Nutrition Research Institute faculty and professional support staff accept unpaid student interns for short-term immersion and semester-long learning experiences. We work with your institutions to help you earn class credit when possible.