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Summer Internship Program

The Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research offers a unique opportunity for high school, college and graduate, and medical students to develop skills in scientific research. In this program, students receive hands-on experience. Summer internships generally last from eight to ten weeks, beginning in late May and ending in mid-to-late August. Students attend weekly seminars presented by NIA scientists and at the conclusion of the summer program, students present their data developed from their research project at the NIA Summer Student Poster Day.

To be eligible for this program, students must be enrolled at least half-time in an accredited U.S. high school, college, or university. As of 2019, summer interns must be seventeen by June 15th of the internship year. Individuals who are in high school must meet two additional criteria: they must be either juniors or seniors, and, if they will not be eighteen by June 15th of the internship year, they must, at the time of application, reside within 40 miles of the NIH campus on which they hope to intern. Some flexibility exists to accommodate individual student needs.

The application period for the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) for Summer 2021 will open in late 2020.  A complete description of the program requirements is available on the NIH OITE Training Website.

For more information about the Summer Internship Program:

Ms. Arlene Jackson
NIA IRP Summer Program Director 
Phone: 410-558-8121

Ms. Taya Dunn-Johnson 
Assistant to the 
NIA Deputy Scientific Director 
Phone: 667-205-2215

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