Important - please note BIOS Independent Research Internships are self-funded and all costs associated with the internship are the responsibility of the student.
BIOS is a not-for-profit research institute. Volunteer positions are not available at BIOS and unfortunately we cannot guarantee the availability of unsponsored internship positions even if applicants do have funding available.
How to Apply for a BIOS Independent Research Internship
Before applying for a BIOS Independent Research Internship, prospective interns are required to contact potential mentors at BIOS to discuss project availability and suitability. We encourage you to explore the current research programs and associated project leaders here: BIOS Research Programs.
Applications must include a cover letter, recent transcripts (photocopies of certified originals are acceptable, as are web downloads) an up-to-date CV or résumé, 2 letters of reference from academic referees, and a letter of sponsorship from a BIOS scientist.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your cover letter must clearly state your research interests, the BIOS research program you would like to intern with, and why a BIOS Independent Research Internship is important to your education and/or career goals. You must also include an outline of how you intend to fund your internship.
How to Fund a BIOS Independent Research Internship
BIOS Independent Research Internships are self-funded and therefore all costs associated with the internship are the responsibility of the student. Costs normally associated with a BIOS Independent Research Internship include, but are not limited to, on-campus accommodation and meals, plus supplies/expenses related to the intern’s research project. Costs will vary depending on the duration of the internship and the nature of the research project. To obtain a budget estimate personalized for a potential Independent Research Internship at BIOS please contact BIOS Education.
Students interested in a BIOS Independent Research Internship should investigate funding opportunities through their home institution and external grant opportunities.