Submission deadline
February 1, 2024

  • Summer Internship Program

    • Overview

      The 2024 SIP program will take place Sunday, May 26th – Saturday, August 3th.

      Applications for 2024 SIP will open on November 1, 2023 and close 11:59pm on February 1, 2024.

      There are no fees to apply.

      Program Overview

      The Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides experience in neuroscience, biomedical, data science research to students from a variety of backgrounds - including students from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in science and medicine, students from low-income/underserved backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program provides research exposure for those interested in potential careers in science, medicine, and public health.


      • Participants gain both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in research, scientific experimentation, and other scholarly investigations under the close guidance of faculty or research mentors.
      • SIP students take part in a range of professional and career development activities, networking events, and research discussions.
      • Students also can present their work in oral or poster format at the conclusion of the program. In addition, SIP students often go on to present their summer research at national conferences throughout the year.

      Duration and Stipend:

      The program runs approximately ten weeks and student stipends range from $3,000 - $5,500. Housing is provided at no cost to participants.


      Overall, SIP interns can expect an experience similar to that of a first-year graduate student who does a three-month rotation in a laboratory. SIP interns become acquainted with their lab’s scope exploration and investigative techniques. Before arrival, each SIP intern receives several papers related to their specific research project. Interns are assigned their own lab project, and the goal of the project and its relationship to other work in the area will be discussed. Participants also receive training in the techniques necessary to conduct their research activity. The projects that SIP students take on provide students a sense of ownership of their work. Besides daily interactions with others at the lab or project site, most teams have a more formal meeting once or twice a week to discuss research problems, work progress and developments reported in the scientific literature. While the focus of each research site varies, all are composed of highly dedicated mentors who are fully devoted to the professional development, advancement, and success of our SIP scholars.

      This summer internship program requires a full-time commitment. It is not permissible to take academic classes or hold other employment during the internship. Students are required to participate for the full period of the program.

  • Neuroscience-focused Summer Internship Opportunities

    • Summer interns in the NeuroSIP program are hosted in laboratories of the primary faculty of the Department of Neuroscience. Please see the departmental website for brief descriptions of the projects of previous NeuroSIP interns. The Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute (Kavli NDI) at Johns Hopkins bridges neuroscience, physics, data science, computational neuroscience and engineering to solve the mysteries of the brain. The Kavli NDI supports summer internships for undergraduate students considering graduate studies in neuroscience, engineering, data science, and related areas. KavliSIP summer interns are hosted in the laboratories of the faculty of the Kavli NDI. KavliSIP and NeuroSIP students enjoy neuroscience-focused programming and other content designed to help them delve deeper into this exciting field of study.

  • Eligibility

    • Students must have completed at least one year of college by the start of the summer program and be either a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or international student currently studying at a college in the United States. The NeuroSIP and KavliSIP programs preference for candidates demonstrating an interest in the pursuit of PhD-track graduate studies.

      Students interested in being considered for NeuroSIP or KavliSIP must choose BSI on their application and then select the NeuroSIP and/or KavliSIP options when they appear.

  • Application Requirements

    • There are no application fees. To apply to either the NeuroSIP or KavliSIP programs you will need:

      • Two letters of recommendation (faculty and/or research mentors preferred)
      • Transcripts for each undergraduate institution attended (transcripts can be unofficial)
      • Current CV or resume
      • Personal Statement*
      • (CSM applicants only) Proof of family income

      *The personal statement should be no longer that 1.5 pages, single-spaced using at least an 11-point font. There is no particular prompt for personal statements, but students are encouraged to take the opportunity to tell us more about themselves... i.e. why they are motivated to pursue their particular career goals, why they want to do summer research, what traits make them a good fit for a potential career in research, why they want to have this experience at Hopkins specifically, etc.

      The SIP divisional admissions committees will inform applicants of admissions decisions by March 15th of the year that they are applying, though divisions often release decisions earlier than that date.

      For more information contact sip@jhu.edu