Application Process

To apply for the Health  Disparities in Tribal Communities (HDTC) Program, applicants need to take the following steps.

Step 1:   Submit an Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) Summer Internship Program (SIP) online application at:  Summer Internship Application Center.

 For the OITE online application, be prepared to upload or attach the following documents:

  • A curriculum vitae or resume.
  • A list of coursework and grades (please note: we do not need a transcript at this time).
  • A cover letter describing the applicant's: 1. Research interests and goals; 2. Description of how the program will benefit career goals; 3. Examples of leadership in school and community.
  • Names and contact information for two references.

Step 2:    After completing the above OITE SIP application, applicants will also need to submit a Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) to email address: with their interest in participating in the HDTC-SIP program. Resume or CVs will be accepted from January 4 to March 1, 2021.

For more information you can contact the NINDS SIP Program Coordinator:

Dr. Angel de la Cruz Landrau
Program Coordinator, Summer Internship Office
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institutes of Health

Image showing tracts of white matter in a mouse brain acquired with diffusion tensor imaging. The brain is viewed from below and with the front of the brain to the right. The colors represent different fiber directions. Integrity of the white matter can be studied following brain injury using this visualization method. Credit: Cohen Lab