Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)

The BESIP application website closed on February 2, 2019 at 11:59PM.

Applications can no longer be submitted.

You can learn more about BESIP from the information below.

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 3, 2019 to August 9, 2019. 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. 

How to Apply

  • Click on this Application Information link to find out about eligibility, stipends, and deadlines.
  • Application for BESIP on-line can be completed as a Subprogram of the SIP application (see Section 9 of the SIP form), which can be found at Please be aware of the different BESIP deadlines compared to SIP deadlines.

BESIP Projects

The 2018 project list will be updated around February 2019 for the summer 2019 session.  Most of the 2018 projects will remain for 2019, so the 2018 list is a good representation of the projects that would be available for 2019 BESIP interns to choose from. 

Click here to access the 2019 BESIP project list.                                                                    

The BESIP Experience: 2018 Interns

A photo of the 2018 BESIP participants
BESIP Participants 2018 (Left to Right): Toren Arginteanu, Charlotte DeVol, Anne K Gormaley, Dr. Robert Lutz, Aya Cloyd, Anna Wolfe, Danny Xie, Teddy Cai, Brandon Williams, Ritika Jain, Andrew Kelleher, Ashley Holt, David (Lake) Billings, Nisita Dutta, Eric Dubofsky, Swati Chandra, (missing from photo, Sushruta Iruvanti)



















Click here for a list of previous intern classes with school affiliations, project titles, and mentors.