Virtual Internship Program

Applications for VIP 2023 open on February 20 and close March 20.

All applicants will be notified of their acceptance status April 3, 2023.

The NRI is excited to offer a virtual internship program for high school students! This 4-week, online-only program will allow students the opportunity to learn from NRI Principal Investigators, participate in group mentoring sessions, and complete an independent nutrition research project and presentation. All sessions will be via Zoom.

Program Requirements: To successfully complete the internship program, students must attend all seminars and workshops and complete their program project (a 3-5-page paper on the nutrient of their choice). Students must also prepare and give a 5-minute presentation related to their program project.

Application Requirements: All applicants must be either a current high school student (rising freshman who will be entering high school in the fall of 2023 are eligible to participate) or a recent high school graduate who will begin their freshman year of college in the fall of 2023. All applicants under the age of 18 must have permission from their parents to participate. Applications will be reviewed with 20 students being accepted into the program.

Applications for VIP 2023 open on February 20 and close March 20. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance status April 3, 2023.

Schedule is tentative and subject to change.

VIP Schedule Summer 2023

Week One

Tuesday, June 20
1 PM - 2:30 PM
Welcome and Orientation (45 min)
Nutrition 101 (45 min)
Thursday, June 22
1 PM - 2 PM
Research Methods

Week Two

Tuesday, June 27
1 PM - 2 PM
Why Nutrition is important to health and wellness across the lifespan
Thursday, June 29
1 PM - 2 PM
Mentoring fundamentals and personal experiences

Week Three

Tuesday, July 11
1 PM - 2 PM
Lab Research vs. Clinical Research
Thursday, July 13
1 PM - 2 PM
Lab Research vs. Clinical Research

Week Four

Tuesday, July 18
1 PM - 2 PM
Career Paths in Nutrition
Thursday, July 20
TBD
Student Presentations