Top 5 International Internships from Vanderbilt University, Pennsylvania State University, Hong Kong...

Top 5 International Internships from Vanderbilt University, Pennsylvania State University, Hong Kong School of Engineering and more.


7dacc701ea895f6d0da71778ce2684d41. ASTRON/JIVE International Summer Students Programme 2016
About: The Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) and the Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) announce the availability of a limited number of grants for their 2016 Summer Research Programme.  The Programme enables astronomy students (graduate or  advanced under-graduate) to spend the summer at the institute in Dwingeloo in the Netherlands, conducting astronomical research under the supervision of ASTRON and JIVE staff members.

Location: Netherlands
Duration: 10-12 weeks
Stipend: The research grants will provide successful candidates with accommodation at the locality of the institute in Dwingeloo, a modest stipend for up to three months, and full travel reimbursement.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

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Possible topics of study include radio galaxies and quasars, aspects of observational cosmology, continuum and line mission/ absorption from normal and starbust galaxies, faint radio sources, pulsar timing, pulsar searching, fast radio bursts, molecular clouds, cosmic magnetism, as well as algorithm development.  The actual project the successful candidate will work on will be defined after arrangement with the local supervisor. The programme is not aimed at engineering or electronics students.

BENSONBIG2. Vanderbilt International Summer Research Academy(VISRA) Undergrad Program, Vanderbilt University
Location: Nashville, Tennessee (US)
Duration: The 2016 summer session will run from June 6 until July 29, 2016.
Stipend: Vanderbilt University will pay for Summer Research Academy participants. This includes: Round-trip airplane ticket + Transportation to and from the Nashville airport + Housing + A stipend of $3,000.00 to help you pay other expenses (meals, local transportation, etc.) during VISRA + Health insurance as required to meet US immigration regulations.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2016

Participants in the Vanderbilt International Summer Research Academy conduct a biomedical research project under the supervision of a Vanderbilt faculty scientist.

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  • Applicants cannot be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Applicants should have a strong desire to pursue an advanced (PhD) degree in the biological or biomedical sciences 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.  Most of the applicants will come from the sciences or medicine. 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 study English.

up3. Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program (SURIP), Pennsylvania State University (PSU)
Location: Pennsylvania, US
Financials: Interns will receive $3,000 (prior to taxes and rent) for the summer. Interns are invited to participate in the Program may elect to live on campus in our housing facilities. The charge for the first month is covered by the program with the remaining charges paid by the intern ($513/month).  More information about our housing facilities can be found on the housing website.
Duration: 10 weeks (May 31 – August 5, 2016).
Application Deadline: February 2, 2016

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  • The SURIP program is intended for college students who are interested in pursuing a career in the biological sciences.  The typical intern will be between their Junior and Senior year of undergraduate studies.  Students who will have a BA or BS prior to the start of the internship should not apply.
  • SURIP 2016 is most appropriate for students considering application to Ph.D. programs in the Biomedical Sciences and is not intended for students who plan to apply to medical school. There is no clinical shadowing component to the internship. Students that are undecided or interested in combined degrees are welcome to apply.
  • Intern selections will be made by the Program Director and the Advisory Board.  Selections will be based on scholarship, the personal reference letter and an evaluation of the student’s interests.

4. International Internship Program, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong School of Engineering)
Location: Hong Kong, Singapore
Financials: Each successful International Internship student will normally receive a stipend at around HK$10,000 (~US$1,300) per month to cover living cost (subject to agreement with faculty).
Duration: 2-6 months

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The International Internship program aims at providing opportunities for Internship student from overseas countries including China to gain hands-on research experience from top-notch scholars using the state-of-the-art facilities at HKUST.

Applicant applying to be an International Intern at HKUST should:

  • be registered as undergraduate senior year student or Research Postgraduate student at a recognized tertiary institution outside Hong Kong; and
  • have an educational background deemed satisfactory by the host department at HKUST which is willing to admit him/her as an International Intern; and
  • have gained an approval from the home institution to register at HKUST as an Internship student
  • International Interns will take a research project course under the supervision of HKUST faculty.

national-gallery-of-art5. Summer Research Programme, National Gallery of Art
Location: Washington
Duration: 9 weeks
Financials: Interns receive a stipend of approximately $4,500 that is subject to all applicable taxes. Interns, using an authorized public transportation method, will receive an employer-provided fare subsidy to apply toward their monthly transit costs. Summer interns will be in residence at the Gallery from June 6 to August 5, 2016.
Application Deadline: January 11, 2016

Since 1964 the National Gallery of Art has offered professional museum training to candidates from all backgrounds through a variety of internship programs. Summer internships provide opportunities to work on projects directed by a Gallery curator or department head. Biweekly museum seminars introduce interns to the broad spectrum of museum work, and to Gallery staff, departments, programs, and functions.

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Eligibility varies according to internship. A few are geared to undergraduates completing their degrees in May and June 2016, but most are for currently enrolled graduate students of all levels and those graduating in May or June 2016 with a relevant degree (such as MA, MBA, MFA, M Arch, M Ed, JD, or MLS). Please check prerequisites carefully. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is an international program.





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