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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 2.0CCSEPAMGEN Scholars GSOAR
Summer 2017 Application status OPEN CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Who can apply? High school, community college, college, graduate, and professional school students Current high school juniors (rising seniors)
Current high school seniors and HiSTEP alumni Community college students Rising college juniors and seniors Recently matriculated, first or second year graduate students
Application deadline March 1, 2017. This application is now closed.
February 1, 2017. This application is now closed.
January 4, 2017. This application is now closed.
January 4, 2017. This application is now closed.
February 1, 2017. This application is now closed.
January 9, 2017. This application is now closed.
Reference letter deadline March 15, 2017 February 8, 2017 January 9, 2017 January 9, 2017 February 1, 2017 January 9, 2017
Selection by Program Committee No. Individual NIH iInvestigators make selections. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Notification Date Variable March 31, 2017
February 1, 2017 February 8, 2017
MArch 1, 2017
February 8, 2017
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. AMGEN program committee makes placements.
GSOAR program committee makes placements.
Program Length 8 to 10 weeks 6.5 weeks
9  weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks 9 weeks
Program Dates Arranged individually June 27 to August 10, 2017
June 12 to August 10, 2017 June 5 to August 11, 2017
June 5 to August 11, 2017 June 12 to August 11, 2017
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 The main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD The main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD
Housing Arranged by the intern Must live at home Must live at home Arranged by the intern Provided by AMGEN Arranged by the intern
Applications in 2016 7035 213 84 171 597 89
Program Positions ~1300 25 20 23 20 20
For More Information Contact SIP Contact HiSTEP Contact HiSTEP Contact CCSEP Contact NIH-AMGEN Contact GSOAR