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.

Eligibility: Candidates must be enrolled BS or MS 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 application period for the 2015 summer ISTernship program has closed.  Information on the 2016 ISTernship program will be announced in late 2015.

Start your application process to the ISTernship program here

BS and MS students interest in doing an internship at IST Austria outside the timeframe of the ISTernship program may apply to the respective group leader directly.