The High School Scientific Training and Enrichment Program (HiSTEP) and HiSTEP 2.0 are subprograms within the Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research of NIH (SIP) and are for high school students/alumni in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, area within commuting distance of the main NIH campus in Bethesda. The programs aim to introduce students from high schools with a high percentage of financially-disadvantaged students to the exciting possibility of careers in the sciences and biomedical research. Unlike the other NIH summer programs, HiSTEP is not a hands-on, full-time research program. Instead, HiSTEP will combine an introduction to scientific, professional, and personal skills with leadership training and an exploration of STEM-M (science, technology, engineering, math, and medically-related) careers. In addition, college and career advising will help prepare HiSTEP participants for future scholarships and internships. If you are a current high school junior and interested, please read more about HiSTEP.
Applicants must complete the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) application online. Please note that there are several subprograms, including HiSTEP, under SIP. Students MUST choose 'HiSTEP' in Item 9 to be considered for the HiSTEP program.
The HiSTEP application deadline is January 25th, 2018 at 11:59 pm. Letters of recommendation must be submitted by 11:59 pm on February 1st, 2018. All applications materials must be received by February 1st for full consideration.
HiSTEP 2.0 provides high school seniors and HiSTEP alumni an opportunity to spend eight weeks performing biomedical research. Students will work side-by-side with some of the world's leading scientists on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. In addition, students will participate in weekly workshops and seminars aimed at developing ther scientific, professional, and personal skills. They will also discuss strategies for succeeding in college. If you are interested in HiSTEP 2.0, please read more.
Applicants should complete the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) application online. Students must choose 'HiSTEP 2.0' in Item 9 to be considered for the HiSTEP 2.0 program. The HiSTEP 2.0 application deadline is January 25th, 2018 at 11:59 pm. Letters of recommendation must be submitted by 11:59 pm on February 1st, 2018.