: Describe your research interests, career goals, and reasons for applying for training at the NIH; be certain that your cover letter is specific for this particular program.
The NIH is committed to maintaining its stature as a premiere research institution by building an inclusive workforce, fostering an environment that respects the individual, and offering an opportunity for each person to develop his or her full potential in the pursuit and support of science. We welcome trainees of all genders, races, ethnicities, physical abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. If you have unique circumstances, or come from a disadvantaged background, please include this information in your cover letter.
As a child I have always had a fascination in the field of science, always wanting to find out more about how the world works and the secrets behind the mysteries of our universe. However, it increased after the death of my father who had been suffering from cancer. Granted my father's death was a very traumatic event, it prompted a sudden captivation deep inside of me. How could something that I admired so much, the cell, is able to create such chaos within the human body? My interest in the complexities of the human biology and helping in its research has led me to focus on understanding how various facets are utilized. Different shapes, parts, roles, and frames intermingle to create a system of operations. Every combination of these factors appeal to me because they help join and explain the world. I am seeking the opportunity to apply myself summer internship program to help further my education and lab experience in the field of medicine. This experience would allow me to progress in my career and advance within my chosen field of medicine and research. The opportunity to help research new technologies such the embryonic stem cell and adult stem cell to help with cloning would be an outstanding occasion. It is important to able to research on such topics as therapeutic cloning, cancer, and other viruses because we are able to learn more about things, people, and events. In doing research, we are able to make smart decisions concerning the people that it may influence. In the past summer or 2011, I opportunity to attend the Governor's School for Emerging Technologies. It was here I realized what my true calling is in the field of researching science and technology.
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