Creative Inquiry

Research placements, fellowships, scholarships

Undergraduate Internship Program

Sponsor Pasteur Foundation
About The Pasteur Foundation offers support for U.S. undergraduate students to participate in an ten-week internship program at the Institut Pasteur, to encourage students in the pursuit of a scientific career and to expose them to an international laboratory experience.
Duration 10 Weeks
Deadline December 15, 2013
Objectives The purpose of these internships is to encourage students to pursue a scientific career and to expose them to an international laboratory experience. Interns will carry out research supervised by a lab mentor, write a work report and give an oral presentation. Applicants should be eager to immerse themselves in a robust scientific culture and self-sufficient enough to arrange travel and secure housing in Paris; on-campus housing is often available but not guaranteed.
Eligibility Applicants must: be US citizens (not permanent residents); be currently enrolled undergraduates with a very strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research (prior lab experience is highly recommended) with excellent academic records; have completed three full years (i.e. six semesters) of college course work by the time the internship commences (i.e. be a rising senior); and, not have received an undergraduate degree by the time of the internship. While not required, knowledge of French or desire to learn French will enhance the experience.
Funding Interns will receive the equivalent of a living allowance of $500 per week for a total maximum of $5,000. Travel and housing are not paid by this program, but a $1,500 housing subsidy is provided. Travel, requisite insurance, and associated costs are the sole responsibility of the intern.