Internationales

MINTernship Program

To address the shortage of skilled labor in STEM (MINT in German) subjects, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) initiated the MINTernship program. As part of the program, KIT students can complete research internships at selected partner universities and globally recognized research institutions in Europe and the United States. The aim of the program is to establish exchange and internship programs in English-speaking countries attractive for junior scientists. The study or research stays at the foreign partner universities are exempt from tuition fees for KIT students and financed through grants.

Programs

 

News

News


Dear Students,

at this time of global uncertainty due to COVID-19, you may be wondering whether the MINTernship program is running as usual. Unfortunately, we do not have binding information on the format of our program, yet, however are working on providing flexible options. For the case a physical mobility should not be possible, the program might partially or fully take place online in the form of a virtual mobility. Please only apply if you will also take place in a virtual mobility. We will be updating this page as soon as new information is available.

Thank you for your understanding!

Calls for Application

Research Internship at UNCC, U.S.:

The application process for a research internship at UNCC in 2021, will be opening in early November 2020.

 

 

Research Internship at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), United States


Overview

Overview
Type:

Research internship at an American partner university

Main research: focus on energy research

Region:

Energy Production & Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC)

Duration:

6 months (April to September)

Funding:

Travel expenses of € 1,300 + monthly grant of USD 1,700

Support and Supervision:

Support and supervision prior and during the stay trough KIT's International Students Office and the University of North Carolina

Application:

Written application in October / November for the following summer semester

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. Located in the largest city in the state, the university is the ideal location for internationally competitive study and research programs. In addition, the UNCC is particularly committed to the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health and social needs of the greater Charlotte area.

Energy Production and Infrastructure Center, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

With over 75 faculty members working in energy-related disciplines, EPIC is quickly becoming a national leader in energy research and development. Offering seven Applied Research Clusters, EPIC interdisciplinary researchers collaborate with industry and use state-of-the-art laboratories to work to solve some of today’s most difficult energy challenges.

Research Projects

Every year, KIT students have the chance to take part in a research internship at the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). The research projects can be very diverse, but always cover areas of energy research. The offer is aimed at students in the following degree programs with a focus on energy research: mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, technical economics, energy, electrical or information technology, civil engineering, biological or chemical engineering. It is also possible to write a thesis as part of the MINTernship program. Exempt the mechanical engineering department (and energy technology), the research internship is recognized as a compulsory internship.

Application Process

Application Process
Requirements:

You are enrolled at KIT and have studied at least four semesters before starting your internship

You are enrolled in one of the following majors mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, energy, electrical engineering and information technology, civil engineering, biological or chemical engineering and process engineering with a clear connection to energy research

You are openminded, communicative and have a good command of the English language

Call for Application:

Call for application in October / November for the following summer semester

You can apply directly to an advertised research project or to the program in general

Application Documents:

Application Documents: CV, letter of motivation, study certificate, transcript of grades, signed declaration of consent regarding the transfer of personal data

Please send your application documents in one PDF file by email to Ms. Constanze Kreutzer (minternshipSxc9∂intl kit edu)

Applicant Selection:

Announcement of the successful candidates in December

Testimonies

Report (2019)
Kevin Polaczek worked in Summer 2019 as research intern at EPIC of UNCC.

Report (2018)
Research internship at EPIC of UNCC

Report (2017)
Research internship at EPIC of UNCC

Report (2016)
Research internship at EPIC of UNCC

Report (2015)
Research internship at EPIC of UNCC

 

Research Internship at CERN, Switzerland


Overview

Overview
Type:

Research internship at CERN, one of the world's largest research facilities 

Region:

CERN, a major research facility for particle physics near Geneva in Switzerland

Duration:

Minimum 4 months, maximum 12 months

Funding:

Monthly grant of 3.305 SFr. (approx. € 3,020), travel expenses, health insurance

Support and Supervision:

Support in organizing the stay abroad by KIT's International Students Office

Application:

The research internship is advertised twice a year (March and October)

Applicants have to apply at KIT as well as at CERN; the candidates are selected by CERN

CERN

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire), is one of the largest and most renowned centers for basic physical research in the world. This is where researchers look for the fundamental laws of the universe. The research center CERN was founded in 1954 and is located on the border between France and Switzerland near Geneva. CERN was one of the first joint European projects and has 23 member states.

Research Projects

Research projects are arranged individually with CERN after the application.

Application

Application
Requirements:

You are enrolled at KIT and have studied at least three semesters before starting your internship

You are a citizen of a CERN member state

Your major is computer science, robotics, mathematics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics, process engineering, applied physics or civil engineering

You have good to very good knowledge of English OR French

Call for Application:

The research internship is advertised twice a year (March and October)

Please hand in your application until October 19th of 2020 if you want to complete a research internship at CERN in summer 2021.Here you can find more information.

Application Documents:

Application documents: CV, letter of motivation, study certificate, transcript of grades. Application letters and CV must be submitted in English. Documents in German, such as certificates, do not have to be translated

Application:

Applicants have to apply at KIT as well as at CERN; the candidates are selected by CERN

Register here as a technical student and upload your application documents: https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/CERN/tech 

In the meantime, please submit your application documents as one PDF file to KIT (cern-programmPkd8∂intl kit edu)

Testimonies

 

 

Sponsors

The MINTernship Program is sponsored by the following organizations:

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

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