Open Call: Summer Internship Positions Now Available

Apply now for your summer internship in diabetes research.

-> Are you a Bachelor's or first year Master’s student, studying biological, biochemical, cell biological or bioinformatic sciences, looking for a student-tailored diabetes internship program to get first hands-on experience? 

-> You want to work side-by-side with experienced scientists and benefit from their knowledge while working on your own project applying state-of-the-art and cutting-edge technology? 

-> You want to get to know one of the world’s leading institutions in diabetes research and connect with international and diverse research groups, meet new people with a similar passion for scientific topics - and finally, grow both personally and professionally?  


If you recognize yourself in the above questions, learn more about our program below: 


Our summer internship program in a nutshell 

  • Internship period: July 8 – August 30 

  • Application period: Feb 9- March 8  

  • Location: Helmholtz Munich (Munich, Germany) 

  • Language: English 

  • Fees: none. Costs are covered for accommodation in a shared room, a fixed travel allowance (if you do not live in Munich) and an allowance for living expenses. 


When submitting your application, please specify which lab/project you want to join during your internship. All available projects will be added to the application portal by 14 February (LINK). 


What you will learn during your internship 

  • You will apply your knowledge of science to an existing research project 

  • You will learn to apply the latest techniques in diabetes research and to critically discuss and analyze data.

  • You will be assigned a personal mentor and benefit from the expertise of experienced colleagues. 

  • The dialogue and feedback will help you to expand your own knowledge and develop and discuss your own ideas.  

  • You will regularly attend lectures on various diabetes-related topics. 


Who can apply?  

  • We are looking for Bachelor students (minimum two years) or first-year master students based in Germany or worldwide  

  • Field of study: biology, biochemical, cell biological or bioinformatic sciences or similar  

  • Applicants need to be enrolled at their university for the period of the internship. 


We at Helmholtz Munich are committed to promoting a culture of diversity and welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion or age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.  


About us 

We are the Helmholtz Diabetes Research School (HRD). We strongly believe that young and highly qualified scientists are key to pioneering innovations in cutting-edge research. Therefore, we offer young doctoral researchers tailored interdisciplinary and professional training on top of an excellent diabetes-centered scientific education. We support them in international and interdisciplinary research projects aimed at discovering new approaches and solutions in the fields of molecular research and translational application. 

The HRD is part of the Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC) at Helmholtz Munich which belongs to the largest research network in Germany and enjoys a high scientific reputation worldwide. Helmholtz Munich pursues the mission to form the basis for medical innovations. Together with partners, the scientists at Helmholtz Munich are accelerating the transfer of research to bring new ideas from the laboratories to application even faster. In addition to implementing innovative diagnostics, medical technologies, sustainable prevention measures as well as personalized therapeutics, Helmholtz Munich stands for a dialogical and interactive transfer of knowledge. In this way, a healthier future is made possible for many people worldwide.


Interested in applying?

If this opportunity sounds exciting, apply now and spend an unforgettable summer with us in Munich.

Learn more about our Summer Internship Program: Link

Our application portal is now open until March 8: Link