The CRAG “Severo Ochoa” Summer Internship Programme for Undergraduate Students is a 4-week international excellence programme that aims to provide an introductory and practical training in plant and animal molecular biology to undergraduate students (bachelor's degree students) with a genuine interest in the field of life sciences.Through this programme, students can experience research in the laboratory by participating in on-going research projects at CRAG, and attend diverse scientific activities in the Center. Internships take place during the month of July.
Undergraduate students taking part in the programme have the chance to become familiar with a broad variety of laboratory techniques and bioinformatics tools aimed to understand the structure, function and variation of plant and animal genomes.
Each fellow in the programme joins a scientific group at CRAG under the supervision of a principal investigator with the support of postdoctoral researchers and/or experienced PhD students, and develops a short research project. The Programme also includes training in bioinformatics and in transversal skills, such as dissemination and project management.
The programme is open to undergraduate students from the European Union. The students coming from outside the Barcelona area are housed free-of-charge in student accommodations on campus.
The call for applications of the Summer Internship Programme opens in January/February each year. If you are interested in applying for it, we recommend checking CRAG website by that time of the year.
"All people, both Spaniards and foreigners, make sure that you feel at home here."
"CRAG is an amazing place to learn, the internship gave me an unforgettable summer. I recommend this experience to any curious young plant scientist"