Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)

The BESIP application website is currently closed. BESIP is a Subprogram of the NIH SIP program and uses the same application site as SIP. The SIP application site is expected to go live by early to mid-November 2019. Keep checking the application web site at the application link that is listed below under “How to Apply.”  That link currently redirects back to the SIP general information page until the application comes on-line.

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 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. 

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 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.  

Click here to access the 2019 BESIP project list.                                                                    

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)



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