Workforce Development

Fellowship and Job Opportunities

NIH has many data science and data-related opportunities available for students and professionals.

DATA Scholars

For experienced data scientists

NIH launched a Data and Technology Advancement National Service Scholars (DATA Scholars) Program in 2020 and is now taking applications for a 2021 cohort. These scholars will spend one to two years transforming NIH programs by applying cutting-edge methods to health-related datasets. Scholars will bring innovative expertise in data or computer science, engineering, or related fields and an interest in using their skills to advance biomedicine and improve human health and well-being. 

The first cohort of DATA Scholars started in the fall of 2020.

Coding it Forward Civic Digital Fellowship

For undergraduate and graduate students

Coding it Forward is a non-profit focused on developing the next generation of technology leaders through the summer Civic Digital Fellowship. NIH hosted its inaugural cohort of Civic Digital Fellows in 2019. These fellows spend 10 weeks at NIH channeling their computational expertise toward hands-on experience with biomedical data-related challenges. 

To learn more about the fellowship, visit the Coding it Forward website.

Meet the 2020 cohort of Civic Digital Fellows at NIH. Get to know some of these fellows in our #FellowFriday profiles and their mentors in our #MentorMonday profiles.

Graduate Data Science Summer Program

For master’s-level students

Through a partnership between the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education and the ODSS, master’s-level students have opportunities to spend their summers in laboratories across NIH learning about the biomedical research enterprise. These students work on specific projects, applying computational approaches to help make new discoveries and solve a broad array of biomedical research problems.

To learn more about the GDSSP and to apply, visit the OITE website.

To meet the 2019 cohort of GDSSP interns, click here.

More Data Science Fellowships at NIH

Below are fellowship opportunities related to data science at the various institutes and centers that comprise NIH.

National Cancer Institute

National Institute for Allergic and Infectious Diseases

This page last reviewed on March 3, 2021