The Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research provides students at all levels the opportunity to perform biomedical research alongside some of the world's most accomplished scientists. The program immerses students in a unique environment devoted to better-understanding the underlying causes of human genetic disease, leading to the development of novel methods for the detection, prevention and treatment of heritable and genetic disorders. In addition to the training and mentoring that the student receives in the laboratory, students in the program attend the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Seminar Series, which is intended to increase the breadth of the student's experience. In this series, world-class researchers present the latest findings in biomedical and clinical research, at a level geared towards advanced high school and college students. The National Human Genome Research Institute also conducts its own Summer Seminar Series, with an emphasis on career development and mentoring. At the end of the summer, students have the opportunity to present their work at the annual NIH Summer Research Program Poster Day. This very important component of the Summer Internship Program allows the students to get feedback regarding their summer experience, as well as to meet investigators and scientists from other NIH Institutes. Students earn a monthly stipend, depending on their educational level. Students are responsible for travel expenses and making their own housing arrangements. Information on local housing options is provided to all students upon their admission to the Summer Internship Program.
he Summer Internship Program is for students who are at least sixteen years of age or older by June 15. To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. U.S. citizens are eligible to apply if they are enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited college or university as undergraduate, graduate, or professional students. Students who have been accepted into an accredited college or university program may also apply. Permanent residents must be enrolled in or have been accepted into an accredited institution in the U.S. to be eligible.