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Media Lab Europe research internships

Media Lab Europe offers internships to individuals wishing to increase their research experience independently or in conjunction with academic degree programmes. Interns at Media Lab Europe undertake short projects or provide help on projects already in progress, as defined by the group leader with whom they work. These positions are open to students seeking summer work or a work placement in a research lab, or recent graduates looking for a short-term work opportunity. Undergraduate interns are referred to as EUROPs (European Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme). Internships may be paid, unpaid, for-credit, not-for-credit, part-time, or full-time depending on various circumstances.

How to apply

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

The principal components of an application are:

  • Basic personal information

  • Information on your skills and experience

  • Short personal statement: This statement should give us an impression of what makes you tick. Who are you? What do you know how to do? What excites you about Media Lab Europe and the research groups you wish to apply to? What do you have to offer that you think could help these groups realise their visions? This statement should be a maximum of 500 words in length.

  • List of research groups you wish to prioritise for your application

  • Timing information: For example, are you interested in a summer internship? Do you want to work part-time? What dates are you available? How many weeks or months would you ideally like to work at the Lab for? Is the timing of your internship fixed by a degree programme? When will you no longer be available? This information is very important since applications are accepted on an ongoing basis; sometimes project needs are not recognized for several months after an application has been received, and we need to know when you are longer available.