The Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program provides U.S. undergraduates, entering their junior year, with the rare opportunity to work on supervised research projects at selected laboratories at the Institut Pasteur. The Foundation’s goal is to encourage and inspire students in the pursuit of a scientific career and to expose them to an international laboratory experience.
During the internships, interns will carry out research supervised by a lab mentor. Applicants should be eager to engage with a different culture, and self-sufficient enough to arrange travel and secure housing in Paris. Depending on availability, affordable housing in a residence on campus may be possible. Interns will receive the equivalent of a living allowance of $500 per week for a maximum of $5,000. Travel/housing are not paid by this program, but a $1,500 subsidy is provided and intended to defray costs of travel and requisite insurance.
- be U.S. citizens;
- be undergraduates with an excellent academic record and a strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research (prior lab experience is highly recommended);
- have completed three full years (six semesters) of college course work by the time the internship commences (be a rising senior);
- not have received an undergraduate degree at the time of the internship; and
- have a desire to learn French, though a knowledge of the language is not necessary.