About the program
Candidates are selected jointly by the Departments of Biology and German Studies. They normally have at least junior standing and a good background in biology and chemistry. A minimum of one lab course each in Chemistry and Biology is required, as are at least two introductory German language classes (German 1 and 2).
Interns conduct significant research, both within a team and also on their own. In several cases, students have returned to the institutes for post-graduate work with support from a Fulbright Fellowship.
A stipend covers living expenses, and the Institute arranges housing. The internships are usually offered in the spring, although other terms are possible.