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Scientific Internships (Year-Round)

Students who are either pursuing or have obtained a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in the natural or computer sciences, mathematics or any related discipline are eligible to apply for a scientific intern position at IST Austria. A scientific intern can be appointed for a period of up to 1 year. Candidates are selected by the head of a research group (Professor or Assistant Professor) and the appointment is subject to the availability of sufficient funds for the salary of the scientific intern and a formal approval of the Academic Affairs division. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis, and those interested in an independent scientific intern position at IST Austria should contact the respective group leader directly.

IST Austria offers scientific interns a minimum salary of EUR 1,011 gross per month.


What do faculty members look for?

It is important for you to show passion and interest for the research topic of the group you’re applying to. Having the relevant educational background is a must,

while having transferable/related research experience or technical skills and know-how would be a big benefit.


How do I apply?

First, you identify which research group you’re most interested in working with. In order to find out about the range of research groups available, please browse this overview of research groups available.

Once you’ve found a research group you’d like to work with, email the research group leader directly,

remembering to include:

    • a short intro to your background, and your motivation to work with them
    • an attached CV (in PDF format), listing relevant experience, education history
    • possible dates for your internship

What next?

If the research group leader is interested in hosting you as a scientific intern in their research group, he/she or

his/her assistant will be in touch with you regarding the next steps.


It is also possible to do an ISTernship at IST Austria. See this page to find out more.

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