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Summer Internship Program in
Biomedical Research

The Summer Internship Program (SIP) at the NIH provides an opportunity to spend the summer working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Students sixteen years of age or older who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are currently enrolled at least half-time in high school, an accredited U.S. college or university or an accredited U.S. medical/dental school are eligible to apply. Students who have been accepted into a college or university may also apply. See the program description for more information.

Special Summer Opportunity for College Students Interested in Skin Cancer, Skin Development, or Dermatology
Online Application
Application deadline for all participating NIH Institutes and Centers is March 1, 2009. Before applying, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Modify Existing Application or Check Reference Letters
Writing Successful Applications for Biomedical Research Training Programs
Advice from the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education. [PDF, 119 KB]
NIH Annual Research Reports
Find a scientist working on research that interests you.
NIH Program Coordinators
2008 Summer Research Program Student Handbook
Descriptions of summer activities designed to enrich the summer internship experience. [PDF, 1.4 MB]

2008 Summer Research Poster Day Program
Information on the 644 posters presented by the summer 2008 trainees. [PDF, 1.6 MB]

Questions about the Summer Internship Program? Get answers here.

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