CRG Summer Internship Program Spain – Funded


CRG Summer Program – Funded

8th Summer Internship Program for Undergraduate and Master Students

Description of the Programme

The (CRG) launches the 8th Summer Internship Program to provide undergraduate and master students the opportunity to conduct summer research at the CRG. The goal of the programme is to encourage students, from any nationality, in the pursuit of a scientific career and to introduce them to an international laboratory experience.  

Eligibility criteria undergraduates

  • Undergraduates with an excellent academic record and a strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research (prior lab experience is highly recommended) who are in their final two years of studies in the Life Sciences or related subjects (e.g. Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Chemistry).
  • Two full years (4 semesters) of college course work completed by the time the internship commences.
  • Candidates may not have received an undergraduate degree at the time of the internship (Summer 2020).
  • Candidates may not have previously obtained a “CRG Summer Internship”.
  • High level of English.
  • You have the availability to do a student placement/internship agreement through your University.

Eligibility criteria master students

  • Master students with an excellent academic record and a strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research (prior lab experience is highly recommended) who are currently enrolled in a master in an accredited university and after the summer internship.
  • Candidates may not have previously obtained a “CRG Summer Internship”
  • High level of English.
  • You have the availability to do a student placement/internship agreement through your University.
  • Candidates may not have been at the CRG before the internship starts.

Positions will be awarded on a competitive basis taking into consideration the student’s academic records and the motivation & reference letter(s). Each student will be matched with a specific laboratory based on the student’s interest and background.


The summer training will consist of 320 working hours (40 hours/ week), distributed over 2 months from June/July up to September 2020, however all summer internship fellows should be at CRG  the week of the 20th July 2020 as there will be some specific activities organized.

The intensive nature of the program requires  full-time commitment from the participant. Students are required to participate in all scheduled activities.

Application Process

Applications for the CRG Summer Internship Program are accepted exclusively online through our online application system. Candidates must prepare their online application in English.

The application will include the following information:

  • The registration form duly completed.
  • Your most recent academic transcript, which should include the title of the courses you have completed thus far and the grades you received.
  • Description of your interest for life sciences research, what you hope to gain through your participation in the CRG Summer Internship Programme, your vision of what the summer internship will benefit you on a personal and academic level, and the reasons behind your choice.
  • Candidates will be asked to provide contact details of at least one referee. Then the online system will send an email to the referee with the steps to follow to be able to upload the reference letter to your registration form.
  • You will not be able to submit the form if all the required documentation is not included.
  • Candidates are encouraged to check information ( regarding the lab and the Group Leader before selecting one in the form.

All the information must be submitted by the application deadline. Applications received later than 9th March 2020 will not be considered.


  • All selected candidates: 400€/month
  • If the candidate is not from : 1 return ticket to the student’s place of residence (European ticket up to of 300€ / Overseas up to 800€)
  • Meal vouchers (lunch/working days) for 2 months.
  • Student interns must provide their own health and accident insurance in case it is not provided by the University

From this stipend, students are responsible for their own housing.

Participation in the Summer Internship Program does not imply any contractual relationship between the beneficiary and the CRG.  If the student, for any reason, voluntarily withdraws or interrupts the program, any unduly received payments must be returned.

Hands-on Workshops & Reporting

To complement the internship the fellows will need to provide a final scientific report and participate of some activities that will be organized throughout the internship.

With whom do you want to work with?

For this call, the CRG Research Groups that have expressed interest in hosting a student are:

Ben Lehner 
Genetic Systems
Manuel Irimia
Transcriptomics of Vertebrate Development and Evolution
Mara Dierssen
Cellular & Systems Neurobiology
Thomas Surrey 
Intracellular Self-Organization
Marc Martí
Structural Genomics
Roderic Guigó
Computational Biology of RNA Processing
Elvan Boke
Oocyte Biology & Cellular Dormancy 
Arnau Sebé
Single Cell Genomics and Evolution
Renée Beekman
Single Cell Epigenomics and Cancer Development
Nicholas Stroustrup
Dynamics of Living Systems

Call calendar 2020

Call opening14th January 2020
Call deadline9th March 2020
Pre-selection of candidates10th-19th March 2020
Notification of cadnidates23rd March 2020
Start of the internshipFrom June/July 2020
End of the internshipSeptember 2020


Email: [email protected]
Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
Dr. Aiguader, 88PRBB Building
08003 Barcelona

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