Deadline: February 1, 2021

Status: ACTIVE


High School SIP (HS-SIP) provides 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.


  • are seventeen (17) years of age or older by June 15, 2020 (No exceptions will be made)

  • are high school juniors or seniors at the time of application, are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. (U.S. citizens may apply if they are enrolled at least half-time in high school. Permanent residents must be enrolled in a high school in the U.S. to be eligible.)

  • if they will be 17 years of age on June 15, 2020, live, at the time of application, within 40 miles of the NIH campus on which they will intern.* (This requirement does not apply to applicants who are 18 and older.)


  • a curriculum vitae or resume

  • a list of coursework and grades (please note: we do not need a transcript at this time)

  • a cover letter describing the applicant's research interests and career goals

  • the names and contact information for two references.