University of Alaska Southeast


Company: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Location: Your hometown/residency
Position: Intern - Research
Requirements: See description

Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP)

The STEP-UP Program privides hands-on summer research experience for high school and undergraduate students interested in exploring research careers.

Program Highlights:

  • 8 to 10 weeks full-time research experience
  • Students recieve a $5000 summer research stipend
  • Students are assigned to a STEP-UP Coordinating Center to help coordinate and monitor their summer research experience
  • Students are paired with experienced research mentors at institutions throughout the nation
  • Students are encouraged to choose a research institution and/or mentor near their hometown or within commuting distance of their residence. Students are not required to relocate in order to conduct their summer research.
  • Students recieve training in the responsible conduct of research
  • All-paid travel expenses to the Annual STEP-UP Research Symposium held on NIH's main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Students are given the opportunity to conduct a formal oral and poster presentation.

The STEP-UP Program is a federally funded program managed and supported by the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC) in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The overall goal of STEP-UP is to build and sustain a biomedical, Behavioral, clinical and social science reserach pipeline focused on NIDDK's core mission areas of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases.

For more information and to apply, please go to:

Contact: Jennifer Lu
Contact at: (907) 474-2458 or
Closing Date: 2/1/2020