Institute of Science and Technology Austria Internships for Undergraduate Students.

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Application Deadline: February 15, 2016 11:59PM CET

IST Austria offers summer internships to outstanding undergraduate students interested in basic research in Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Neuroscience and interdisciplinary areas.

Interns will choose a group to work in, will be assigned a specific project and will conduct research under the close supervision of one of the members of the faculty and, for experimental labs, a lab mentor.

Interns will receive an introduction to research at IST Austria as well as an introduction to the IST Austria Graduate School. The program culminates with a research symposium, where the interns present their work to their peers, faculty and lab mentors.

Internships are full-time and will be conducted exclusively in English.


  • Candidates must be enrolled Bachelor- or Master of Science students in good standing at a degree granting institution.
  • They must have completed at least the fourth semester of their bachelor’s studies (before the respective start date).

    Duration: 8 – 12 weeks between May 15 and September 15

The 2016 ISTernship call for applications is now open! The application deadline is February 15, 2016 11:59PM CET


Successful applicants will receive assistance regarding travel and visa arrangements.

Each successful candidate will receive compensation to assist with the cost of living in Austria and travel to and from Austria.

ISTernship events

There are a number of events either specifically organized for ISTerns or open to ISTerns aimed at making your time at IST Austria as valuable as possible.

  • Weekly presentations providing short overviews of the research conducted in groups at IST Austria conducted by the relevant professors or their post docs.
  • Invitation to the annual IST Austria barbeque (June).
  • Annual poster session in which ISTerns prepare a poster detailing their research project at IST Austria (August).

Additional benefits of the ISTernship program

  • Monthly compensation
  • Access to affordable health insurance
  • Allowance for travel costs
  • Subsidized housing
  • On campus housing available
  • Free access to IST Austria shuttle bus with hourly service to Vienna

Apply Now for the 2016 ISTernship

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria Internships for Undergraduate Students.

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