The Queen’s College partners with the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences in Göttingen to offer Queen’s-MPI-NAT Internships to undergraduates and taught postgraduates studying Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences and Medical Science subjects at The Queen’s College.

Finances: Queen’s-MPI-NAT summer interns will have their flight to Göttingen (ca. £150) reimbursed by the College (Student Finance Committee). Once there, MPI will provide accommodation (single en suite with kitchen). They should expect to have ca. £150/week in personal expenses.

Annual application cycle: In mid-Hilary Term, the College circulates a list of projects available at MPI-NAT and invites applications from eligible students. Students are encouraged to discuss how a particular project might fit with their overall goals for their course with their subject tutors before submitting an application.

Past projects in which Queen’s-MPI-NAT interns have participated through this scheme have included modelling molecular evolution of proteins, studying the molecular basis of neurodegenerative diseases, uncovering the molecular mechanisms of how the human genome is transcribed and regulated, and investigating the migration of marine plankton.

Please note that students are only eligible to apply if they have not held a Queen’s-MPI-NAT internship previously.