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Comparison of 2022 NIH HIgh School Summer Internship programs

You can use this table to understand the differences among the HS-SIP, HiSTEP, and HiSTEP 2.0. IMPORTANT NOTE: The list of "Who Can Apply" is not complete; additional eligibility criteria apply. Please check the program webpages for details.


COVID-19 Update: The 2022 NIH Summer Internship Program will be a hybrid with both virtual interns and a limited number of in-person (i.e., on-campus) interns. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by April 1, 2022. If you are currently interviewing for a position or receive (or have received) an offer from an NIH investigator or program director, please be sure to discuss your preference for an in-person or virtual internship. Some offers may be contingent upon your willingness to work virtually; others will depend on your willingness to come to campus. Note that all interns, both virtual and in-person, will be expected to engage full-time in internship activities, including research, and will receive stipend support from the NIH. All educational programming offered by the OITE, including the 2022 NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair and Summer Presentation Week, will be virtual. The OITE is available to support you as you make decisions about your participation in SIP2022. Please reach out to us. (Updated: 2-28-22)


 

PropertyHS-SIPHiSTEP
HiSTEP 2.0
Summer 2020 Application status The application is now CLOSED. This application is now CLOSED.

This application is now CLOSED. 

Who can apply? Juniors and seniors in high school who are 17 years of age or older by June 15, 2022. NOTE: individuals who are in high school at the time of application will NOT be considered for SIP or any of the SIP subprograms. High school juniors who are 17 years of age or older by June 15, 2022 from schools with > 30% of students receiving free or reduced cost lunches High school seniors who are 17 years of age or older by June 15, 2022 from schools with > 30% of students receiving free or reduced cost lunches
Application deadline February 1, 2022. February 1, 2022. February 1, 2022.
Reference letter deadline February 15, 2022 February 8, 2022 February 8, 2022
Additional Application Materials/ Information None Semi-finalists will be interviewed by phone in March. None
Selection by  Committee Yes. Committees in the Institutes/Centers (ICs) make selections Yes. The HiSTEP Program Committee selects participants. Yes. The HiSTEP 2.0 Program Committee selects participants.
Notification Date Variable March 30, 2022 March 1st, 2022
Research Group Selection IC selection Committee makes placements Not applicable; participants do not join a research group. HiSTEP 2.0 program committee makes placements.
Program Length 8 to 10 weeks 6 weeks 8  weeks
Program Start Date(s) June 13, June 20, or June 27, 2022 June 28 to August 4, 2022 
June 13 to August 5, 2022
Location of Research Placements Any NIH campus 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
Applications in 2019 1436 104  69
Program Positions in 2019 213 25 25
For More Information Contact HS-SIP Contact HiSTEP Contact HiSTEP