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Comparison of 2023 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.


 

PropertyHS-SIPHiSTEP
HiSTEP 2.0
Summer 2023 Application status OPEN OPEN

OPEN

Who can apply? Juniors and seniors in high school who are 17 years of age or older by June 15, 2023. 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, 2023, 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, 2023, from schools with > 30% of students receiving free or reduced-cost lunches
Application deadline February 1, 2023 February 1, 2023 January 16, 2023
Reference letter deadline February 15, 2023 February 8, 2023 January 20, 2023
Additional Application Materials/ Information None None 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 31, 2023 February 15, 2023
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 TBD 8  weeks
Program Start Date(s) June 12, June 20, or June 26, 2023 TBD June 12 to August 4, 2023
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 2022 1036 58 31
Program Positions in 2022 83 30 12
For More Information Contact HS-SIP Contact HiSTEP Contact HiSTEP