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SUMMER PROGRAMS OUTSIDE THE NIH

We recommend that SIP applicants apply to multiple summer programs or consider multiple summer opportunities.  We have listed summer opportunities outside the NIH below. The appearance of programs on this list does not mean that the NIH recommends the programs.
 

Programs compiled by OITE (last updated on 1/20/2023)

 
  • Program style (field, format, time commitment)
  • Location
  • Eligibility (education, community college, citizenship)
  • Financial information
  • Focus on underrepresented groups

 

Other Programs

 
The National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Inc. has posted a list of Summer Opportunities for Pre-Health Students
 
NASA HAS HUNDREDS OF SUMMER INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE. Check them out here
 
The Fred Hutch Cancer Center has compiled a list of over a hundred internships. Check out the list here.
 
THE FACULTY FOR UNDERGRADUATE (FUN) NEUROSCIENCE LISTS SUMMER INTERNSHIPS IN NEUROSCIENCE.
 
The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) — part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) — is the world’s premier source for data and information on the science and engineering enterprise. NCSES is one of only thirteen principal statistical agencies in the U.S. federal government. 
 
The US Department of Energy Office of Science hosts seventeen participating DOE laboratories offer 10- to 16-week paid internships three times a year: summer, fall, and spring.
 
THE LEAH MENSHOUSE SPRINGER SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM 
Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine invites undergraduate, graduate, and medical students to participate in the Leah Menshouse Springer Summer Opportunities Program. The Summer Opportunities Program is designed to provide students with hands-on cancer research experience for 10 weeks over the summer. Opportunities range from basic science research to clinical research to prevention/control and population research.
 
The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Internship Program provides an OSTP intern a unique opportunity to work closely with senior White House officials and science and technology (S&T) policy analysts in OSTP's policy divisions (Policy internship). The application deadline for the summer policy Internship is February 26, 2022. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be enrolled, at least half-time, in an accredited college or university during the desired internship term. Students in undergraduate, graduate, law, LLM, and professional programs in all fields are encouraged to apply. (High school students are not eligible.) 
 
A master listing of summer research opportunities organized by state.
 
Summer internships in a large number of areas related to the pharmaceutical industry are available to college or graduate students.
 
Ten-week internships for individuals who have completed their sophomore or junior year in college in areas ranging from bioscience research to marketing and human resources.  Applications are submitted directly online.
 
This twelve-week program is for those who have completed at least two years of study leading to a PhD or professional doctoral degree.  U.S. citizenship is not required.  Rand Corporation conducts research on a wide range of national security problems and domestic and international social policy issues.
 
These positions are at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in Gaithersburg, MD or Boulder, CO.