Research Internships

Reaserch Internships


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is proud to offer credit-bearing internships for advanced undergraduate and graduate students seeking hands-on research experience in a wide range of STEM fields. As an intern at the university, you’ll have the opportunity to integrate into a research team while personally mentored by a leading researcher in your chosen field. You’ll enjoy a state-of-the-art laboratory setting, including access to equipment, archives, and databases to help facilitate a stimulating and successful research experience.

Research Fields

Some of the many STEM fields in which we offer research internships include:

  • Bioengineering
  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Computational Genetics
  • Ecology
  • Genomics
  • Geography-Spatial Analysis
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neurogenetics 
  • Physics
  • Psychology


Keep in mind that this is not a definitive list. If you don’t see your preferred area of research above, please don’t hesitate to consult with us.

Internship Framework

Internships range in duration and timing, and you are welcome to choose the timeframe that best accommodates your personal and academic needs, typically ranging from (but not limited to) 8-12 weeks. As a research intern, you’ll be expected to contribute approximately 40 hours per week for the duration of your research period, and may be required to submit a research paper or lab report, or give a brief presentation upon conclusion.

Eligibility

Eligibility criteria vary per program and may include a minimum required GPA, specific major(s) of study, minimum level of English language proficiency, prerequisite courses, or technical skills. You are encouraged to consult with the relevant coordinator or supervisor in order to determine your eligibility.

Application and Placement

Once you determine your field of interest, you may apply for an independent internship with a specific lab, or through an established internship program including:

If you are interested in an independent internship with a specific lab (winter, summer, or year-round), you are welcome to contact the Internship Coordinator at Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School for further details.

Whether applying to a lab or a program, you will be required to submit the following documentation as part of your application (additional program-specific requirements may apply):

  • CV
  • One-page statement of research interests
  • Academic transcript (that demonstrates a background in relevant subjects)
  • Two academic letters of recommendation from faculty members

Once you’ve submitted your application, your file will be reviewed by your preferred researcher or program. If relevant, a Zoom or Skype interview will likely be arranged on your behalf, after which a final decision will be reached regarding your suitability for the lab and research project in mention.

Application Deadline

Application deadlines vary per program, please consult with the relevant coordinator.

Fees

If you are applying from a university with whom Hebrew University has a valid exchange agreement, you will be exempt from paying Hebrew University tuition fees, though you’ll need to pay for housing, health insurance, lab insurance and living expenses.
If not attending from an exchange partner institution, fees may apply, and we recommend consulting with the Internship Coordinator (see below) in order to determine your cost of participation.
Depending on the particular internship program, scholarships may be provided.

More information:
We’re happy to answer any questions you may have, or to advise you in choosing the best fit for your research internship needs. Feel free to contact Hebrew University’s Internship Coordinator, Ms. Siba Awad, at Rothberg International School for further information: sibaa@savion.huji.ac.il. Alternately, you can complete this form, and our Internship Coordinator will reach out to you directly.