During their internship at a research institution affiliated with university or outside
academia, students gain experience in practical research in the field of bioinformatics or
related areas. In particular, participants should develop skills in project coordination and
handling as well as refine their teamwork competences.
Current research topics from the area of bioinformatics.
300 hours, at least 270 hours of which is spent on-site engaging in the internship.
At least 7 weeks
2012 study/examination regulations: internship report, 5–10 pages, and ungraded final
presentation (approx. 30 minutes), which is typically given in the mentor’s group seminar.
Internship positions: Initiative is desired. Possibilities include both research institutions and
institutes associated with a university and those outside academia (possibly even in other
Mentors: instructors within the master’s degree program in bioinformatics who are
authorized to give exams
Confirmation from the internship body: It is recommended that students have the institution
where they complete their internship issue confirmation regarding the internship. This
confirmation should be issued on official company letterhead and should state your name,
date of birth, the duration of your internship (in hours) and the nature of your activities. It
should be stamped and signed.