NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE)

The Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) is a division of the Office of the Director of NIH. Our mission is to enhance the training experience of students and fellows on all of the NIH campuses. More specifically we aim to help NIH trainees develop scientific and professional skills that will enable them to become leaders in the biomedical research community.

Many OITE workshops and science skills tutorials are now available online to trainees across the United States and around the world. In addition, trainees in the mid-Atlantic region are welcome to attend most OITE events in person. Finally, OITE presents workshops at the annual meetings of scientific professional societies. Please check out what the OITE and the NIH have to offer!

NOTE: all OITE activities and services are provided free of charge.


Examples of videocasts you will find on the OITE Web site are:

  • Communication workshops
         o Creating and Presenting Dynamic Posters
         o Talking Science: Designing and Delivering Successful Oral Presentations
         o Using LinkedIn Effectively
  • Grant Writing I and II
  • Job search skills workshops
         o CVs and Resumes: Essential Job Search Documents
         o Networking! Networking! Networking!
         o Getting the Most Out of a Job Fair
         o Planning for Career Satisfaction and Success

The site also includes series of workshops on the academic job search and the job search in industry, in addition to a series of "How-to" workshops that investigate different science careers available to doctorally trained scientists.

Two series, Getting to Graduate School and Getting to Professional (Medical/Dental) School target undergraduates and recent college graduates.


Visit this page for videos on topics including "Finding Your Research Home". "Establishing and Maintaining Networks:, "Resilience in the Job Search", "Interview Techniques", and more. A new video entitled Finding an NIH Mentor demonstrates the use of NIH databases to identify NIH investigators who work in a particular research area.


The OITE has also developed Webinars and guidelines covering a variety of science skills. Some of these, for example, Keeping a Lab Notebook, Attending Your First Scientific Meeting, and Lab Math I and II were designed with young scientists in mind. Others, specifically Guidelines for Writing Professional E-mail and Thoughts on Choosing a Research Mentor, will be useful to a wider audience.