List Of International Summer Internships 2016
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As promised, we have released our international internships list for the year 2016. This list is only for undergraduate students from engineering, mathematics and natural sciences fields. Given the lack of funding and grants for international students, the number of foreign internships with full funding will always be limited. However, plenty of students have managed to land summer research internships in universities abroad by contacting professors and discussing their research interests. This is a highly recommended way of applying to internships. In fact, we have made the entire process easier for you through our 3-step process for finding a fully funded foreign internship. Read the article if you are keen on doing an internship abroad. The following list of internships fully fund students with a stipend and visa sponsorship. Some of these internships also admit students pursuing masters/postgraduate degree.
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Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR): The Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA) supports short-term research attachments for international students at A*STAR. It provides a unique opportunity for top overseas students to experience the vibrant scientific environment in A*STAR Research Institutes and Consortia. Students will be able to work with distinguished and world- renowned researchers in A*STAR labs. For more details, please refer to this link.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU): NTU is one of the leading universities of Singapore (and the world). Their Summer Research Internship (SRI) is conducted from 01 June 2016 to 22 July 2016 and students will be given a one-time allowance of SGD3000. The application deadline for the 2016 programme is 30th November, 2015. Hurry up! For more details about the programme, application forms etc, please refer to this link.
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL): TLL is a research institute situated in the campus of NUS, Singapore. Temasek conducts biomolecular science research and specifically focuses on understanding the cellular mechanisms that underlie the development and physiology of living organisms. Students in life sciences fields such as Biotechnology and Biological Sciences can apply for their internship positions. For more details, please refer to this link.
University of Liverpool:The University of Liverpool invites applications for the India Fellowships Programme 2016. The Fellowship Programme offers opportunities for both outstanding early career and established researchers from India to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in an international research-enriched environment. Up to 10 fellowships will be awarded annually. Application deadline is 26th February, 2016. For more details, please refer here .
John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory and The Genome Analysis Centre: JIC, TSL and TGA together provide UK and international students the opportunity to take part in a summer research programme conducting research in plant, microbial and computational biology. The 2016 summer programme is from 3rd July to 27th August, 2016. Application deadline is 26th February, 2016. All students from backgrounds such as Biotechnology, Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Chemical Sciences and Mathematics are eligible to apply. For more details about their application process, forms and faq, please refer to this link.
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL): The School of Life Sciences at EPFL, Lausanne is organizing a summer research programme for undergraduate life sciences students from all over the world. The online application deadline is 31st January, 2016 and the duration of the programme is from July 4th to August 25th, 2015. For more details about the application details and admission process, please refer to thislink.
European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN): CERN offers a number of summer research programmes for Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Physics students who are pursuing either bachelor or masters degree programmes. For more details about their summer programmes, please refer to this link.
Genedata: Computer Science, Mathematics and Bioinformatics students are invited to apply for internship positions at Genedata, a company that develops computational solutions for drug discovery and life sciences research. Even Biotechnology students interested in this area of specialization can apply for this internship. Genedata is headquartered in switzerland and has offices throughout the world. Even though they have not mentioned the eligibility criteria for the internship positions, it is highly recommended that students contact them for more details about the eligibility criteria. For more details about their internships, please refer to this link.
Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics: The Max Planck Institute in Germany conducts a summer internship programme for international undergraduate students who are pursuing degrees in areas such as Immunology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology and related fields. The announcement for the 2015 summer programme is yet to be made. For more details about this programme, please refer to this link.
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems: MPI-SWS offers undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to conduct research at their institute. The programme is 12 to 14 weeks long and students are provided with free housing, travel expenses and a stipend. The institute also occasionally offers 6-month long internships. For more details about the application process, FAQs etc., please refer to this link
DAAD: Undergraduate Indian Students pursuing courses like engineering, mathematics and natural sciences etc. from selected universities in India can apply for 2-3 month internships at universities and research institutions in Germany. For detailed information, please refer to this link. For a list of the universities from where students can apply for this internship, please refer to this link.
Inria, France: Inria, a french institute for research in computer science and automation, invites undergraduate, graduate and PhD students for their research intern positions. However, only students studying in partner institutions can apply. For more details, please refer to this link.
Michigan State University: The inGEAR (Internship in Global Engineering & Advanced Research) program at Michigan State University offers summer research opportunities for high achieving undergraduates from international institutions. Funding is provided by the MSU College of Engineering, the MSU International Studies Program, and faculty mentors. During Summer 2016, the inGEAR program will take place on the MSU campus from May 23 through July 31, 2016. inGEAR is an "internship in graduate school" and provides participants with an early opportunity to become involved in research by working with faculty mentors in eight Engineering departments. Application deadline is Jan 15th, 2016. For more details, please refer to this link.
Carnegie Mellon University: The Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) Program is an intensive summer research program for talented undergraduate students. Summer Scholars have the opportunity to participate in state-of-the-art research projects, interact with a diverse research team, and to be mentored by leading faculty and technical staff. The program introduces aspiring students to dynamic research resources and methods, RI graduate education programs and research projects. The Summer Scholars program lasts 11 weeks and begins in June and runs until mid-August. Only scholars who are available for the entirety of that time will be considered. Undergraduate students from both US and international institutions are eligible to apply by completing an online application with attachments (including resume, transcripts, recommendations, and personal statement) from December 1 through January 31 to the RI Summer Scholars Program. For more details, please refer to this link.
Vanderbilt University: Vanderbilt University’s School Of Medicine invites students for their short term fellowship programme and VISRA undergrad programme. The short term programme takes care of the student’s travel and visa expenses but no stipend will be provided. The VISRA programme comes with a stipend. This internship focuses on Biomedical research. Therefore, undergraduate students in Biotechnology and allied fields can apply to this programme. For further details, please refer to this link and this.
University of Notre Dame: UND offers a research experience programme to final year undergraduate students from IIT Bombay alone. IIT Bombay students from engineering and sciences can apply for this programme. For further details, please refer to this link.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts: Are you interested in oceanic research? If yes, then this internship will be perfect for you. WHOI conducts a summer student fellowship each year for 10-12 weeks. International students are funded and visa process is taken care of by the institute. Application deadline is February 15th, 2016. For further details, please refer to this link.
Harvard University: Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) is organizing a 10 week summer research programme from June 6th to August 12th, 2016. Undergraduate students interested in performing stem cell research can apply for this programme. A stipend of $4500 will be provided. Students who are doing their undergraduate degrees in Biotechnology and related fields can apply for this internship. This programme is only for undergraduate students and Harvard will sponsor the visas. Application deadline is January 29th, 2016. For more details, please visit link.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Janelia Farm, a world class biomedical research institute, situated in the campus of Howard Hughes Medical Institute is inviting students from all over the world to participate in their Janelia Undergraduate Summer Scholar programme. Students in fields such as Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Natural Sciences etc. can apply for this programme. The 2016 programme is from June to August and visas are sponsored for international students. Application deadline is January 7th, 2016. For further details, please refer to this link.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL): Do you want to conduct research under eminent professors and scientists? If yes, then CSHL will be perfect for aspiring researchers in fields such as neuroscience, genetics, genomics, molecular biology, cancer etc. What more, CSHL is the home of 8 nobel prize winners!! The 2015 programme will be held from June 13th - August 13th, 2016. Application deadline is Jan 15th, 2016. This programme is only for undergraduate students and students from all nationalities are welcome to apply. For further details about eligibility, application process etc, please refer to this link.
Rockefeller University: Rockefeller University is a premier university devoted solely to biomedical research. Rockefeller University is home to numerous nobel prize winners in science. If you are a highly ambitious student who wants to work on breakthrough research, then this place is perfect for you. Application deadline is February 1, 2016. For more details, please refer to this link.
Cornell University: Do you want to be a part of this famous ivy league institution? The Department of Food Science at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of Cornell University is conducting summer scholar research programme for students from all over the world. The programme is for 10 weeks from June 1 to August 7. The programme states that it accepts international students. However, it is not clear if they will sponsor visa. Therefore, before applying please contact the programme coordinator for more information about the visa sponsorship etc. For more details about the programme, please refer to this link.
University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA): The Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) programme of UCLA provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to work on real-world research projects proposed by sponsors from industry or the public sector. The programme is nine weeks. Each undergraduate student will be provided with a travel allowance and a stipend of $3,000. Housing and most meals are also included. RIPS-LA students will live in residence halls on the UCLA campus and will work at IPAM. International students, including students attending a university outside the U.S., are eligible to apply for RIPS-LA and visa will be sponsored by UCLA. Application deadline is in February. For more details about the programme and deadlines, please refer to this link.
Caltech University: Caltech, one of the most premier institutions in this world, invites students apply for their SURF summer research fellowship programme. Undergraduate students interested in sciences and engineering research can apply for this programme. Caltech will take of visa sponsorship for international students. The deadline for applying is February 22. For more details, please refer to this link.
Lunar Planetary Institute: LPI, is a research institute dedicated to the study of the solar system. The institute is part of USRA and supported by NASA. Undergraduate students who are pursuing degrees in engineering, natural sciences, mathematics and computer science are eligible to apply. This programme also accepts international students. The deadline for application is January 8, 2016. For more details, please refer to this link.
Space Telescope Science Institute (STCSI): STCSI is conducting a space astronomy summer programme aimed at college undergraduate students from all over the world. Application deadline is January 31st, 2016. For more information about their 2016 summer programme, please refer to this link.
Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech University’s CRUISE programme admits international undergraduate computer science students for their 10 week summer programme. The application deadline for this year is December 31, 2016. For more details, please refer to this link.
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Toronto: This program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to work throughout the summer in a laboratory at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. Students will work on a project assigned to them by their laboratory supervisor gaining valuable experience and research skills . Students must have completed, at the minimum, their second undergraduate year of a recognized university science program by May 2016. Application deadline is on February 29th, 2016. For more details, please refer to this link.
Mitacs: The Mitacs Globalink summer research internship is open to undergraduate students from Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Vietnam. The programme is held from May to September for 12 weeks each year and students get to work with Canadian university faculty members in various fields such as engineering, science and mathematics. The programme supports students with stipend, visa sponsorship, housing etc. The application deadline for the 2016 programme is 18th November, 2015. For more details about their programme, please refer to this link.
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST): OIST offers research internships for undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world. These research internships give students the opportunity to work in a lab and conduct research under a professors tutelage. The duration of the internship is 10-12 weeks. Students receive a living allowance of 2400 JPY per day. Research interns are admitted four times a year. For more details on the deadlines and other FAQs, please refer to his link here.
Hiyoshi Corporation:Hiyoshi Corporation along with Omihachiman, Japan and ABK-AOTS DOSOKAI are conducting an annual two months summer internship for engineering students in India. The application deadline for 2016 programme is well past date but since this programme is conducted every year, you can always be well prepared for the 2017 programme. Students in their 3rd year of engineering or 1st year of post graduation are eligible to apply. For further details about this programme, please refer to this link.
University of Tokyo: The School of Science at the University of Tokyo organizes a summer internship each year for undergraduate students from natural sciences fields such Physics, Chemistry and Biological Sciences. The application deadline is February 9th, 2016. For more details, please refer to this link.
National Tsing Hua University: College of Engineering at Tsinghua University conducts two month summer internship for undergraduate engineering students all across the world. The areas of research includes Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Nanoengineering and Microsystems. The deadline for application submission is December 29th, 2015. For more details, please visit this link.
National Chiao Tung University: NCTU Taiwan’s elite research internship programme is open to current master’s and PhD students from all over the world. The duration of the internship is 2 months and for more details, please refer to this link.
University of Queensland: UQ summer research programme (November - December) is for undergraduate students from Australia and overseas. Students will be provided with stipends and the internships are in varied disciplines from engineering to humanities. They also have a winter programme that takes place in the month of May, June or July as that is when Australia experiences their winter season. for more details about their programmes, please refer to this link.
Weizmann Institute Of Science, Israel: The Weizmann Institute of Science accepts exceptional undergraduate students for summer internships in areas such as mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry and life sciences. The application deadline for 2016 programme is January 15th, 2015. Travel costs will not be supported but students do receive a stipend each week. The duration of the programme is 8 weeks and for more details, please refer to this link.
International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE): IAESTE is an independent, non-political, non-profit student exchange organization that aims to provide paid internships across the world for students in science, engineering and applied arts. IAS\ESTE is represented in India. Therefore, Indian students are eligible to apply to IAESTE for internships abroad. For more details, please refer to this link.
Khorana Program: The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and WINStep Forward are partnering to support the prestigious Khorana Program for Scholars named in honor of Dr. Har Gobind Khorana, who won the Nobel Prize in 1968 for his work at the interface of Chemistry and Biology while a member of the UW faculty. The Khorana Program will provide opportunities to Indian students to undertake research at University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and partner universities in Summer 2016 for a period of 10 weeks. Application deadline for 2016 is 30th November 2015. For more details, please refer here
S.N. Bose Scholar’s Program: To nurture future innovators and thought leaders, the Science & Engineering Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and WINStep Forward have partnered to support a dynamic and transformative student exchange program between premier institutions in India and the United States. This program is open to engineering students (BTech and MTech). For more information on application deadlines, please check here.
Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) (Spain): CNIO offers summer training programme for undergraduate students in Biomedical and Life Sciences degrees. This program selects only 9 final year undergraduate students from around the world. Their 2016 application is yet to be open, but here is the link for more information.
Industrial Technology Research (Taiwan):Each summer ITRI hosts about 30 international students for internships of 2-3 months. ITRI also offers a limited number of longer internships of 4-6 months during Spring, Summer, and Fall.Application for 2016 Summer Internships will open in early January, 2016. If you want to apply for 4-6 month internship during Winter 2015 or Spring 2016, please send a message with your CV/resume, a brief description of your research interests, and your available dates to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please refer here.
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