Here are instructions on the application process for clinical and research mentorship opportunities in the NIDCD Audiology Unit.
NIH is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
At the NIDCD, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people do their best work.
Clinical Mentorship Opportunities
Au.D. Externship and Student Internships
Clinical mentorship opportunities are available to Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) or Ph.D. students only. These are offered year-round on a semester or quarterly basis, in conjunction with the student’s academic program.
Initial contact should come from university personnel on behalf of the student. Inquiries and all application materials should be sent electronically to Julie Christensen, M.S.
Applications must include:
- Letter of interest from the student.
- Curriculum vitae.
- Two letters of recommendation; at least one must be from a clinical supervisor who has directly supervised the student.
- Transcripts from graduate and undergraduate programs (official versions are not required for the application process).
Au.D. externship applications are due by September 10.
Student Placement applications are due by:
- April 15 for fall semester.
- September 15 for spring semester.
- February 1 for summer semester.
We will consider all applications submitted according to this timeline and will select candidates competitively based on qualifications and/or interviews. Failure to submit materials prior to these dates will result in consideration based on limited availability.
After review of your application materials, we will contact you to schedule an interview if you are among the top candidates, or we let you know if we will not proceed with an interview.
Summer Research Students
In addition to letting us know of your interest by contacting Julie Christensen, M.S., NIDCD Audiology Unit Acting Co-Chief Research Audiologist, you must complete the application process for the NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP). Summer student applications (see above) must be processed through the NIH online system, according to dates posted on the NIH website.
1. Your academic advisor must contact Julie Christensen, M.S., to inquire about the availability of a research rotation and to discuss the research requirements of your academic program (senior project, capstone, thesis, candidacy paper, dissertation).
2. If we have availability and a suitable research project, we will provide you with a list of possible topics. If you are interested in these topics, you must submit the following to apply for a research rotation:
- Letter of interest.
- Graduate and undergraduate transcripts.
- 2 letters of recommendation.
Minimum requirements: 2 recommendations, GPA 3.5 or better.
After review of your application materials, we will contact you to schedule an interview if you are among the top candidates, or we will let you know if we will not proceed with an interview.