Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)

The BESIP on-line application site now CLOSED.  BESIP is a subprogram of SIP and uses the SIP application platform. Applications for the 2023 summer BESIP program should re-open around the middle of November 2022 for the 2023 summer. Information about the BESIP program is provided below.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to continued uncertainties about the progress of the pandemic across the US, final decisions about the format of the 2022 NIH Summer Internship Program may be delayed. It is possible that all 2022 internships will be virtual/remote/telework as they were in the summer of 2021. Be aware that, if hired,  all NIH trainees, such as summer interns, will be required to provide proof of vaccination before their work can begin. Our priority is the safety of our staff, trainees, and communities. We still hope to be able to host summer interns on the NIH campus in person this summer. We will post updates regarding the 2022 NIH Summer Internship Program as soon as we have additional information. In the meantime, we welcome your application, given this information. Further questions may be directed to Summer_Postbac_Quest@mail.nih.gov.

 

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 6, 2022 to August 12, 2022. 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.​​​​


Announcements

The BESIP on-line application site now CLOSED. BESIP is a subprogram of SIP and uses the SIP application platform. Applications for the 2023 summer BESIP program should re-open around the middle of November 2022 for the 2023 summer. Information about the BESIP program is provided below.


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

A group of mentors/researchers at NIH have submitted biomedical research projects to BESIP that involve areas of engineering or physical science expertise.   Participants will have the opportunity to indicate several preferences of possible projects from the available list.  Attempts will be made to match BESIP interns with their highest possible preference for the summer.  The project list for summer 2021 can be found at: https://www.nibib.nih.gov/training-careers/undergraduate-graduate/besip….

The 2022 project list will be updated around February 2022 for the 2022 summer session. Most of the 2021 projects will remain for 2022, so the 2021 list is a good representation of the types of projects that could be available for 2022 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: 202One Interns

Image of the fourteen students who participated in the BESIP Program
BESIP Class of 202One (Top) Deborah Acheampong, Molly Bingham, Brandon Chou, Paul DeCostanza, Zuhair Hawa, Kathryn Jaroszynski, Minna Kuriakose (Bottom) Katie Merriman, Dara Okeremi, Connor Phillips, Tara Tang, Ajay Thatte, Jia Xie, Irene Zhang