Internships

The Scienteens Lab offers short internships (one or two weeks) intended for highly motivated high-school students. Depending on the duration of the internship, availabilities of researchers and the interests of the high-school students, these internships can either focus on research, science communication or both.

Internships focusing on scientific research are organised by the Scienteens Lab team in collaboration with research groups from the University of Luxembourg. They allow students to discover the inner workings of a lab, to meet experienced researchers and to learn more about the type of work they do. Internships focusing on science communication allow students to discover different aspect of the daily life of a science communicator: from developing a scientific outreach activity for a specific audience to writing for diverse communication materials.

       

Internships are available in three disciplines: biology, mathematics and physics.
If you are interested, please follow the procedure detailed below for each discipline:

  • Mathematics

    The internships in mathematics are done in collaboration with research groups from the Department of Mathematics (DMATH) of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine. They can be conducted in English, French or German.
    Interested in an internship? Send your CV and letter of motivation to Dr Thierry Meyrath.

  • Biology

    The internships in biology are done in collaboration with research groups from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) and from the Department of Life Science and Medicine (DLSM) of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine. These internships are dedicated to high-school students aged 15 and over. They can be conducted in English or German.
    Interested in an internship? Send your CV and letter of motivation to Dr Maren Krüger.

    You can also directly apply for an internship that has already been scheduled.
    See the descriptions below for internships offered in 2022.

    Cancer research – 19 to 22 April 2022

    3 participants maximum
    FULLY BOOKED

  • Physics

    The internships in physics are done in collaboration with research groups from the Department of Physics and Material Science (DPhyMS) of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine. They are organised at specific times during school holidays and are only conducted in English.

    Interested in an internship?
    Check out the five internships offered in 2022 (details below) and specify one or several internships you are interested in.
    If you apply for multiple internships, please indicate your order of preference.
    Then send your CV, transcript of your grades and letter of motivation – detailing why you are interested in physics or materials science and explaining your choice of internship – at the following address scienteens.physics[AT]uni.lu.

    Solar cells and material science – 1 to 5 August 2022

    3 participants maximum
    Research groups involved: Physics of Advanced Materials, Multifunctional Ferroic Materials, Scanning Probe Microscopy Laboratory
    Application deadline: 1 June 2022

    Theoretical physics and solar cells – 29 August to 2 September 2022

    2 participants maximum
    Research groups involved: Theory of Mesoscopic Quantum System, Physics of Active Matter, Laboratory for Photovoltaics
    Application deadline: 29 June 2022

    Soft matter physics – 29 August to 2 September 2022

    2 participants maximum
    Research group involved: Experimental Soft Matter Physics
    Application deadline: 29 June 2022

    Laser physics and ultra-fast phenomena – 31 October to 4 November 2022

    3 participants maximum
    Research group involved: Ultrafast Condensed Matter Physics
    Application deadline: 31 August 2022

    Biophysics and solar cells – 31 October to 4 November 2022

    2 participants maximum
    Research groups involved: Laboratory for Energy Materials, Physics of Living Matter
    Application deadline: 31 August 2022

 

Looking for a specific topic in Life Sciences?

For high-school students interested in Life Sciences who wish to do an internship within a specific research group or on a given scientific topic, it is advised to directly contact the researcher in charge of the group or working in the field of interest. You can find more information on the different disciplines and topics studied at the University of Luxembourg on the webpages of the faculties and interdisciplinary centres: