TRAINING & CAREERS
Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)
About the Program
The NIBIB sponsored Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship (BESIP) is for undergraduate biomedical engineering students who have completed their junior year of college. The 10 week program, under the guidance of Dr. Robert Lutz, BESIP Program Director, is scheduled from June 1, 2015 to August 7, 2015. The internship will allow rising senior bioengineering students to participate in cutting edge biomedical research projects under the mentorship of world-class scientists in NIH laboratories in Bethesda, MD.
Selected by a nationwide competition, the interns will have the opportunity to indicate preferences from a list of available NIH projects that involve areas of engineering or physical science expertise. The students will participate in group meetings, attend planned lectures and laboratory visits, and be encouraged to submit posters to the NIH Poster Day where summer interns from all disciplines present their projects.
How to Apply
- Application Information - eligibility, stipends, and deadlines
- Online Application
- Modify Existing Application
Note: The projects list for 2015 will be updated in a few months. The 2014 projects list gives a good sample of the types of projects that will be available again for 2015.
The BESIP Experience: Former interns
See the videos!!! Former BESIP intern, Will Sipprell, participates as a subject in research in the NIH Clinical Center Gait Analysis Lab!
Meet Will Sipprell: Introduction (9 MB)
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