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NIH Summer Program Cover Letter Essay


partooz 5 / 13  
Feb 13, 2012   #1
Question: 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.

Note: Please let me know the best ways to improve this essay. I do not feel that it is at its optimal potential.

EF_Susan - / 2,365 12  
Feb 15, 2012   #2
As a child I have always been fascinated by the field of science, always wanting to find out more about how the world works and the secrets behind the mysteries of our universe.

How could something that I admired so much, the cell, be 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.

I am seeking the opportunity to apply myself to the summer internship program to help further my education and lab experience in the field of medicine.

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.

This past summer,or 2011, I had the opportunity to attend the Governor's School for Emerging Technologies.

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uagwuncha 2 / 5  
Feb 25, 2012   #3
Hahaha I'm working on my NIH Cover Letter too!

I think your's is well written although it is short. I would just suggest you expand on some of the experiences that show you are an excellent candidate for this opportunity. Perhaps expand beyond "this experience will further my career" - that's a tad generic. Also what exactly do you want to do (like in terms of WHAT type of DR. sort of thing) I think that would add more insight on you.

Overall GREEAT cover letter. I really had to search for something wrong. Your word choice is concise and clear and the personal touches make it clear that this is your passion.

All the best luck!
dreamer 3 / 18  
Mar 10, 2012   #4
Hello!
Overall I really liked the content and it's a strong essay.
A few comments:

"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 sentence sounds a little awkward. Try: I seek the opportunity to partake in a summer internship program...

"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."

I think you can connect this more to yourself by replace the "we" with "I"

"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."

During the summer of 2011, I had the opportunity to...
It was here when I realized my true calling was in the field of...

:)
Just a few suggestions!
Good luck!


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