With summer come multiple opportunities to strengthen your resume and advance your career. Whether you are at the NIH or somewhere else, summer programs provide valuable experience in mentoring, administration, management, and teaching. Regardless of your career aspirations, these are key components to your resume or CV. We have highlighted a few summer programs, workshops, and events for trainees at the NIH that we hope you will take advantage of. If you are not at the NIH, contact your career center or postdoc/graduate student office to find out about similar programs offered at your institution. The list can still be used as a guide for what you should be looking for.
- Mentor a summer intern – Ask your PI or research mentor to let your supervise a summer intern. The interns here at NIH are bright and enthusiastic. They can bring new energy and sometimes even new insights in to your projects. Mentoring also gives you experience in supervising others, managing resources and people, and teaching.
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