Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research and Summer Research Fellowship Program

The Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research and its sister program, the Summer Research Fellowship Program, offer students the unique opportunity to join one of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ (NIAID’s) research laboratories for a minimum of 8 weeks beginning in May through September.

Sponsor: NIAID


Summer internships are available at NIAID’s Division of Intramural Research (DIR) laboratories in Bethesda or Rockville, Md., or at the research facility in Hamilton, Mont., known as the Rocky Mountain Laboratories. The major areas of research focus on immunology, allergy and infectious diseases. The sister program, Summer Research Fellowship Program, provides summer research opportunities to students in medical or dental school.


You may apply if you are at least 16 years of age and are currently enrolled at least half-time in an accredited U.S. high school, college, or university. Students who have been accepted into a college or university program may also apply. Students currently enrolled in medical or dental school should apply to the Summer Research Fellowship Program. You must also be A U.S. citizen or legal resident (green card) residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam.

How to Apply

You must submit an electronic Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research application available at the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) Office of Intramural Training and Education Web site.