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Comparison of 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 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, 2020. 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, 2020 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, 2020 from schools with > 30% of students receiving free or reduced cost lunches
Application deadline February 1, 2020. January 17, 2020. January 17, 2020.
Reference letter deadline February 15, 2020 January 24, 2020 January 24, 2020
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 27, 2020 February 28, 2020
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 Dates Arranged individually June 29 to August 6, 2020
June 11 to August 7, 2020
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