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NIH Summer Internship Program

Goes By: NIH SIP
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Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. The NIH Institutes and the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsor a wide range of summer activities including lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.

Application deadline is March 1, but applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning in November, and students who submit applications in the first 3 weeks of the application being open are 3 times more likely to receive a position.

Award Value

Approximately $5000 stipend for a minimum 8 week program.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen, Permanent Resident
Campus Nomination Required No
Year of Study Funded Alumni/Non-enrolled
Academic Areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Health Sciences
Areas of Interest: Summer Opportunity, Research
Language Funding No
Location Domestic

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


NIH Summer Internship Electronic Deadline
Friday, March 1, 2019

Last updated: November 22, 2016

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