The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides students from college through graduate/professional school an opportunity to conduct summer research at the NIH for 8-12 weeks in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related areas. This video provides information about NIH; SIP and its subprograms; and the SIP application process, including when to apply, elements of the application, the selection process, tips for searching for NIH research groups and finding research mentors, and guidelines for interviewing. You can learn more about SIP at: Contact us at [email protected] if you have questions.

00:00: NIH Introduction
04:01: NIH Summer Internship Program (Research Areas, Eligibility, and Curricula)
09:16: Applying: General Principles
12:06: Elements of the Application
18:54: The Selection Process (Subprograms and General SIP)
22:37: Tips for Searching for NIH Research Groups and Finding Research Mentors
33:06: Thoughts about the Interview
34:37: Other Resources

Links mentioned in the video:
NIH Summer Internship Program:
Tips for Applying:
NIH Intramural Investigator Database:
NIH Intramural Principal Investigators Grouped by Scientific Discipline-
Tips on How to Find an NIH Mentor:

NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education, Summer Internship Program (OITE)
NIH SIP Website:
Email: [email protected]
OITE Website:
OITE Careers Blog:


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