Top 3 International Internships at Carnegie Mellon, Vanderbuilt University and The John...

Top 3 International Internships at Carnegie Mellon, Vanderbuilt University and The John Innes Centre.


1. The Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS), Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pennsylvania, United States.
Duration: 11 weeks that is June 2 – August 15, 2016. Only scholars who are available for the entirety of that time will be considered.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2016

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Undergraduate students from both US and international institutions are eligible to apply. The program is targeted for undergraduate sophomores (second year) and juniors (third year). But final year students can also apply.

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.

2. Vanderbilt International Summer Research Academy (VISRA), U.S.
Location: Nashville, Tennessee (United States)
Stipend: A stipend of $3,000 + Round-trip airplane ticket + Transportation to and from the Nashville airport +  to help you pay other expenses (meals, local transportation, etc.) during VISRA + Health insurance.

For more details and to apply, visit VISRA’s official website.

The last date to apply this year is January 15, 2015.

Who can apply:

  •  Applicants cannot be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Applicants should have a strong desire to pursue an advanced (PhD) degree and should be highly motivated to learn.
  • Applicants should have completed at least 2 years of university studies, achieving high grades. They anticipate that most VISRA students will currently be enrolled in a University outside of the United States and will have recently completed their second or third year of studies. While all international students are welcome to apply, preference will be given to students who are currently outside of the United States.
  • Applicants should have excellent English language skills. While your English may improve at the Academy, this is not an opportunity to learn English.

Now in case you are eligible, go through this list of Vanderbilt faculties and you can list up to 6 Vanderbilt Faculty that you are interested in working with for your research project.

About: The Vanderbilt International Summer Research Academy aka VISRA supports international undergraduate students who desire a taste of biomedical research at a high caliber US University. VISRA is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for international undergraduate students. It has been created for international students looking to gain research experience at a top tier US institution. And each year, atleast one student from India gets selected for this internship making it worth considering and applying.

The John Innes Centre

7. Summer School – The John Innes Centre
Duration: 8 weeks (July 5-August 29, 2015)
Location: John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory and The Genome Analysis Centre in UK
Stipend: Free accommodation plus weekly stipend of £200. There are no travel costs included in the stipend, however for students coming from abroad they may be able to help with the travel costs to and from the UK (at the beginning and end of the program.).

For more details and to apply, visit John Innes Summer School’s website. Also, go through these FAQs.

The last date to apply is January 19, 2015.

Who can apply: Applicants should be registered on a degree course. Undergraduate students in their first or final year of study are not eligible. Preference is given to undergraduate students but Masters students can apply.

About: The John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory and The Genome Analysis Centre in UK provide students the unique opportunity through the John Innes Summer School to spend the summer on their research program in plant, microbial and computational biology.




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