Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)

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, 2020 to August 7, 2020. 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.​​​​


Applications for BESIP are now OPEN. 

BESIP uses the SIP web application site since BESIP is a subprogram of SIP (select BESIP in Section 9 of the SIP application form).  You will need to have or create an account.

The BESIP application deadline is February 3, 2020 which is earlier than the regular SIP deadline.

How to Apply

  • See Application Information to find out about eligibility, stipends, and deadlines.
  • Applications for BESIP can be completed online using the SIP application. (You will need to set up an account.) BESIP is Subprogram of SIP found in Section 9 of the form. 
  • Please be aware of the different BESIP deadlines compared to SIP deadlines. 

BESIP Projects

The 2020 project list will be updated around February 2020 for the 2020 summer session. Most of the 2019 projects will remain for 2020, so the 2019 list is a good representation of the projects that would be available for 2020 BESIP interns to choose from.

View BESIP Projects and Interns

BESIP Projects List: Current and Past

Past BESIP Classes with Project Titles and Mentors


The BESIP Experience: 2019 Interns

A group photo of the 2019 BESIP interns
BESIP Class of 2019 after BESIP Seminar Back row (Left to Right):  Matt Rosenblatt, Alexandria Patterson, Luke Tucker, Gazi Inkiyad, Kyle Searle, William Pace, Kristofor Pas, Neal Kewalramani, Karim Salhadar Front row: Melissa Requist, Esther Sim, Alexis Brake, Dr. Robert Lutz, Smita Gopalakrishnan, Kathleen Burkhard, Camella Carlson, (absent from photo: Lynn Bi)