Current Participants

The information below should help current research participants in the National Institutes of Health Internship Program with questions about their appointments. Each topic provides a broad overview for that process or area. If you have questions about this information or something not covered within this section, please reach out to your program contact.

Renewal of Appointment

Extending or renewing a research appointment.

End of Appointment

Concluding a research appointment at NIH.

Payment Information

Information on the calculation, payment, and receipt of stipends, including direct deposit instructions, health insurance premiums, and tax information for research participants.

Health Insurance

Research participants must have health insurance during their time at NIH. Learn about this requirement and the coverage available through ORAU.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the questions most commonly asked by ORISE participants.


Information for participant travel and reimbursement during research appointments.

Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens

Important information for non-U.S. citizens participating in ORISE research programs.

Meet our Participants

Read about participants in the NIH Internship Program.

What is a Virtual Career Fair?

Virtual career fairs allow applicants to do discuss internship and research opportunities with world-renowned scientists from their laptop or mobile device, which reduces anxiety for applicants looking for opportunities and saves money for organizations looking to place candidates.