National Institutes of Health: Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
Institution: National Institutes of Health
Location: Multiple, mostly Maryland, but other sites available
Term: 8 weeks minimum, summer
Application: Open mid-November through March 1 (but you are highly encouraged to apply early)
Target Recipients: varies depending on site, but experience in relevant biomedical research and clear career aspirations are important
Compensation: $2,000 (approximately) stipend, depending on site
Description: Applicants apply to work on specific projects and are selected by the project PIs, not a centralized selection committee. This is a highly prestigious and highly coveted research opportunity--only about 1 in 7 are accepted--so explore the SIP website to learn as much as you can before applying, and look out for possible LUROP-sponsored workshops on applying to this excellent research opportunity for those interested in biomedical research. You are also strongly encouraged to contact Lisa Knepshield in Loyola's Fellowship Office. For students about to graduate, consider applying for the NIH's Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award, which provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH.