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Computation & Cognition Tübingen Summer Internship

Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max-Planck-Ring, Tübingen, Germany

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

The CaCTüS Internship programme aims to boost the careers of talented students who experience significant difficulties in their pursuit of higher education and scientific development. Interns will have the chance to come to Tübingen or Stuttgart for a paid, three-months internship. The programme provides access to first-class scientific institutions, hands-on research experience and a scientific network in one of Germany’s leading locations for biological and artificial intelligence research.

During the internship, students will work on research projects under the supervision of experienced scientists. In addition to gaining work experience, interns will have the chance to connect with other researchers on campus.

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Internships are open for students who:

  • have not started their PhD degree by the time of the internship

    • students that have not yet finished their Bachelor’s degree must have completed at least 4 semesters (i.e. 2 years) of their studies at the time of application

  • have a strong academic record

  • have a background in a field relevant to the projects proposed (e.g. computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience or any other related field)

  • have a good command of the English language

  • can express their motivation

  • have strong reasons why their access to first-class higher education is constrained

  • are available for the entire duration of 90 days between 1st July and 30th September 2023 (note: due to visa regulations you cannot extend your stay in the country beyond 90 days)

  • are undertaking a voluntary internship (note: we cannot host interns that require course credits as part of their course requirement)

About the Company

The sciences of biological and artificial intelligence are rapidly growing research fields that need enthusiastic minds with a keen interest in solving challenging questions. The Max Planck Institutes for Biological Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems and the Tübingen AI Center offer up to 10 students at the Bachelor or Master level paid three-months internships during the summer of 2023. Successful applicants will work with top-level scientists on research projects spanning machine learning, electrical engineering, theoretical neuroscience, behavioral experiments and data analysis. The CaCTüS Internship is aimed at young scientists who are held back by personal, financial, regional or societal constraints to help them develop their research careers and gain access to first-class education. The programme is designed to foster inclusion, diversity, equity and access to excellent scientific facilities. We specifically encourage applications from students living in low- and middle-income countries which are currently underrepresented in our research community.

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