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Comparison of SIP and NIH Summer Internship Sub-programs

You can use this table to understand the differences among the NIH Summer Internship Program and its various sub-programs. IMPORTANT NOTE: The list of "Who Can Apply" is not complete; additional eligibility criteria apply.

PropertySIPHiSTEP
HiSTEP 2.0CCSEPC-SOARAMGEN Scholars G-SOAR
Summer 2018 Application status OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN
Who can apply? High school, community college, college, graduate, and professional school students Current high school juniors (rising seniors)
Current high school seniors (rising college freshmen)
Community college students College students Rising college juniors and seniors Recently matriculated, first or second year graduate students
Application deadline March 1, 2018.
January 25, 2018.
January 25, 2018.
January 12, 2018.
January 5, 2018 February 1, 2018.
December 15, 2017.
Reference letter deadline March 15, 2018 February 1, 2018 February 1, 2018 January 19, 2018 January 12, 2018 February 1, 2018 December 22, 2017
Additional Application Materials/ Information
None Semi-finalists will be interviewed by phone in March.
None None None Supplementary application; due by February 1 None
Selection by Program Committee No. Individual NIH Investigators make selections. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Notification Date Variable March 30, 2018
March 1, 2018 February 23, 2018
February 23, 2018 March 1, 2018
Rolling; on or before January 8, 2018
Research Group Selection Applicant is responsible. Not applicable; participants do not join a research group.
HiSTEP 2.0 program committee makes placements. CCSEP program committee makes placements. C-SOAR program committee makes placements. AMGEN program committee makes placements.
Applicant works with G-SOAR program committee on placement.
Program Length 8 to 10 weeks 7 weeks
8  weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks
Program Dates Arranged individually June 26 to August 9, 2018
June 18 to August 9, 2018 June 4 to August 10, 2018
June 4 to August 10, 2018 June 4 to August 10, 2018 June 4 to August 10, 2018
Location of Research Placements Any NIH campus The main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD The main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD NIH campuses in Baltimore, Frederick, and Bethesda, MD, and NIEHS in North Carolina NIH campuses in Baltimore, Frederick, and Bethesda, MD and NIEHS in North Carolina The main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD The main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD (OITE staff will consider requests to work on other campuses.)
Housing Arranged by the intern Must live at home Must live at home Arranged by the intern Arranged by the intern Provided by AMGEN Arranged by the intern
Applications in 2017 7000 256 79
159 N/A 650 45
Program Positions 1349 25 25
26 N/A 20 18
For More Information Contact SIP Contact HiSTEP Contact HiSTEP Contact CCSEP Contact C-SOAR Contact NIH-AMGEN Contact G-SOAR