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List of International Internships

(For all disciplines)

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:



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:

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cole polytechnique fdrale 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 this link:


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:

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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 Universitys School Of Medicine invites students for their
short term fellowship programme and VISRA undergrad programme. The short term programme
takes care of the students 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.


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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.

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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


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.
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This programme also accepts international students. The deadline for application is January 8,

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.


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.

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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 Taiwans elite research internship programme is open
to current masters 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

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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 Scholars 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.

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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 talent@itri.org.tw. For more information, please refer here.