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January 21, 2021

ISTernship – a unique summer research experience at IST Austria

Invitation to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students to join a unique program

© IST Austria / Nadine Poncioni
© IST Austria / Nadine Poncioni

Every year, the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) welcomes around 30 outstanding undergraduate and graduate students for a summer internship. This year, bachelor and master students from around Europe can gather new scientific and practical experience in biology, neuroscience, computer science, data science, physics, mathematics, and chemistry. The call closes on February 15.

All scholars join a research group and gain valuable hands-on experience working on cutting-edge research projects under the guidance of the group leader. Besides the research experience, scholars develop skills in project management, communication, and interpersonal skills. The program culminates with a research symposium, where ISTerns present their work to peers, faculty, and lab mentors.

“The ISTernship is a great opportunity for students to gain insight into the everyday life at a world-class research institute,” explains Maria Trofimova, Head of the IST Austria Graduate School Office. “Also, ISTerns receive an introduction to the Graduate School—in the end, one or the other may wish to come back as a PhD student in the future.”

The ISTernship takes place between May and September and can last up to 3 months. Students obtain enhanced exposure to the outstanding research setting and further benefits, such as monthly compensation, health insurance, travel assistance, contribution to travel expenses, housing support, campus housing options, and a free shuttle bus between Vienna and the IST Austria campus in Klosterneuburg.

The application call for the ISTernship will close on February 15, 2021. For more details, please visit the Graduate School website!

The ISTernship program is run in partnership with the OeAD, the Austrian Agency for Education and Internationalisation.


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