Undergraduate Programme

2nd Summer Internship Program for Undergraduate Students

Deadline 11th of April reached. The call is closed.
Programme description
Eligibility criteria
Application Process
Participating Research Groups
Call calendar 2014 selection round
Related documents and pages


Description of the Program

The Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) launches the 2nd Summer Internship Program to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to conduct summer research at the CRG. The goal of the program is to encourage students, from any nationality, in the pursuit of a scientific career and to introduce them to an international laboratory experience.

A maximum of 8 internship positions will be awarded in 2014.

The programme runs from June 1st to September 30, 2014, and is open to undergraduate students of any nationality who are in their final two years of studies in the Life Sciences or related subjects (e.g. Biology, Biomedicine, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Bioinformatics, Chemistry).

The student will be working under the supervision of the group leader or a senior member of the research group.

Eligibility criteria

  • Undergraduates with an excellent academic record and a strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research (prior lab experience is highly recommended)
  • Two full years (four semesters) of college course work completed by the time the internship commences
  • Not have received an undergraduate degree at the time of the internship (Summer 2014)
  • High level of English
Positions will be awarded on a competitive basis taking into consideration the student’s academic records and the motivation & reference letter(s).
Each student will be matched with a specific laboratory based on the student’s interest and background.


The summer training will consist of 320 working hours (40 hours/ week), distributed over the summer period - (8 weeks) from June 1st to September 30, 2014. The internship start date is left to the discretion of the researchers and the students. The intensive nature of the program requires a full-time commitment from the participant. Students are required to participate in all scheduled activities

Application Process

Applications for the CRG Summer Internship Program are accepted exclusively online through our online application system. Candidates must prepare their online application in English.
Call opening next February 10, 2014

The application will include the following information:

  • The registration form duly completed
  • Your most recent academic transcript, which should include the title of the courses you have completed thus far and the grades you received.
  • Description of your interest for life sciences research, what you hope to gain through your participation in the CRG Summer Internship Program, your vision of what the summer internship will benefit you on a personal and academic level, and the reasons behind your two choices of internships
  • One reference letter. Once you have completed the name and contact details of the referee(s) on the online application system, the referee(s) will receive an automatic email and will be invited to send the reference letter via email to the following address :

You will be notified by email each time a new reference letter is received for your file.

All the information must be submitted by the application deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


Successful candidates will receive a maximum allowance of:

  • 1200€ (non-resident in Barcelona area) + 1 return ticket from the student’s place of residence.
  • 500€ (residents in Barcelona area)

From this stipend, students are responsible for their own housing and meals.
If the student’s university does not provide medical insurance, the CRG will provide medical and accident insurance for the trainig period.

Participation in the Summer Internship Program does not imply any contractual relationship between the beneficiary and the CRG.
If the student, for any reason, voluntarily withdraws or interrupts the program, any unduly received payments must be returned. .


At the end of the program, the students will prepare a final report in collaboration with his/her CRG supervisor.

Participating Research Groups

For this call, the CRG Research Groups & Core Facilities that have expressed interest in hosting a student are:

Research Area

Luciano Di Croce

Epigenetic Events in Cancer

Mara Dierssen

Cellular & Systems Neurobiology

Juan Valcárcel

Regulation of Alternative pre-mRNA Splicing during Cell Differentiation, Development and Disease

Toni Gabaldón

Comparative Genomics

Johannes Jaeger 

Comparative Analysis of Developmental Systems

Luis Serrano 

Design of Biological Systems

Gian Tartaglia

Gene Function and Evolution

Guillaume Filion

Genome Architecture

Matthieu Louis

Sensory Systems and Behaviour

Call Calendar

Call opening
10 February 2014
Call deadline
11 April 2014
Pre-selection of candidates 14-25 April 2014
Notification to candidates
5-9 May 2014
Start date of internships
June 2014
End date of internships
30 September 2014


Related documents and pages

* Summer Internships poster




For any additional information, please contact:

Imma Falero
Academic Officer
Centre de Regulació Genòmica
Dr. Aiguader, 88
PRBB Building
08003 Barcelona