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Summer program in Germany (fully funded) 2021

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Summer program in Germany (fully funded) 2021

Max Planck Summer Internship Program

Our Summer Internship Program (MaxSIP) provides the opportunity for highly motivated undergraduate students to join one of the labs at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology and the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry. The program will allow you to become familiar with different scientific approaches and laboratory methods. The aim of our internship program is to provide excellent students with a broad range of research experiences and knowledge to promote them early on in their career.

Funding and accomodation

This is a fully funded internship program. Successful applicants will benefit from the following:

  • Free student accommodation
  • Stipend of approximately 800 Euro per month
  • Reimbursement of travel costs to and from Martinsried, near Munich

In 2021, the following labs will accept interns:

  • Herwig Baier (MPIN)
  • Elena Conti (MPIB)
  • Jürgen Cox (MPIB)
  • Karl Duderstadt (MPIB)
  • Reinhard Fässler (MPIB)
  • Thomas Frank (MPIN)
  • Oliver Griesbeck (MPIN)
  • F.-Ulrich Hartl (MPIB)
  • Amelie Heuer-Jungemann (MPIB)
  • Emilie Macé (MPIN)
  • Matthias Mann (MPIB)
  • Jürg Müller (MPIB)
  • Peter Murray (MPIB)
  • Danny Nedialkova (MPIB)
  • Petra Schwille (MPIB)

Who can apply?

Highly motivated students in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychology, and related fields can apply.
The program intends to promote students early on in their career. We welcome applications of bachelor, master, or post-master students that have already gained some research experience during their studies. Please note that the program is highly competitive.
We invite applications from excellent students with top grades from all countries.

The following documents are required for your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF file, max. 1-2 pages)
  • Transcript (record of study) and degree certificate for all completed degrees (if applicable)
  • Temporary/provisional transcripts for degree programs, you are currently enrolled in
  • Document qualifying for university studies (typically high school degree, Abitur, Matura or equivalent)
  • Letter of recommendation of one referee (see information below)
  • Letter of motivation (will be typed into the application form directly, no upload
  • If an applicant’s academic training was not in English or German, a language certificate (such as IELTS or TOEFL) is highly recommended
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