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Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)


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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Description:
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 is under the guidance of Dr. Robert Lutz. 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.

Selected by a nationwide competition, the interns will have the opportunity to indicate preferences from a list of available NIH projects that involve areas of engineering or physical science expertise. The students will participate in group meetings, attend planned lectures and laboratory visits, and be encouraged to submit posters to the NIH Poster Day where summer interns from all disciplines present their projects.

BESIP Eligibility

-Applicant must have completed at least three years (6 semesters or 9 quarters) of undergraduate study in a Biomedical Engineering or Bioengineering degree program by the start of the summer, i.e. be rising seniors.

-Applicant must plan to be returning to undergraduate school for at least one term following the summer BESIP program.

-Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident attending college in the U.S.

-Because of the structure of the program, the orientation procedures, and the planned group activities, the student must be present on the Bethesda campus to participate in the entire ten-week program during the starting and ending dates specified.

Stipend and Benefits:

The BESIP summer stipend includes a base stipend of approximately $6100 for ten weeks. A 35% additional supplement is available to cover the high cost of living in the Bethesda area, The interns often choose to find shared housing together in order to reduce the cost of rental expenses. The intern must pay any travel expenses to and from NIH from the summer stipend.
upcoming deadline

Application Deadline: 2/7/2023

Program Dates: 6/5/2023 - 8/10/2023

Participating Institution(s):
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National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Bioengineering
Biomedical Engineering

Keywords:
Biological Systems Engineering
Biomolecular Engineering
Biophysics
Medical Imaging

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)


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