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Undergraduate Physics Research Internships – Debankur Basak


Here is a list of institutes for research Internships in Physics

IIT Madras: IIT-M offers a wide range of internship programs in different subjects in science to engineering.

    • Eligibility: 3rd – 4th year. 
    • Stipend: Rs.6000 p.m.
    • Last Date: Up to February 
    • Website
IIT Bhubaneshwar:

IIT GuwahatiStudents need to contact the faculty individually

IIT Ropar:

S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences: Summer interns in physical (astrophysics, cosmology, condensed matter, material science, theoretical physics) chemical (chemical biology, biophysics), mathematical sciences can apply. and application limited to contacting respective faculties.

    • Eligibility: 3rd -4th-year students 
    • Stipend: 2000 per week. 
    • Last Date: before February. 
    • Website
Physical research laboratory: Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Conducts basic research in the areas of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Solar Physics, Earth, Planetary & Space Atmospheric Sciences, Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics and Theoretical Physics. The Laboratory has several world-class experimental and computing facilities spread over its four campuses at Navrangpura and Thaltej, Ahmedabad, Infrared Observatory at Mt. Abu, and Solar Observatory at Udaipur. 

    • Eligibility:3rd 4th year. Also, 1st 2nd yearites can apply individually to faculties. Preference will be given to candidates who are KVPY/DST INSPIRE fellows. – The candidate must have taken Physics and Mathematics at the Under Graduate level. – A minimum of 60% marks at Bachelor’s and Master’s level are required for all candidates.
    • Stipend: 10000 p.m. 
    • Last Date: Before mid-March.
    • Website
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics: The purpose of UGA programme is to identify budding scientists and provide them with the necessary resources/nourishment in order to motivate them to take up scientific research in Physical and Biophysical sciences as a career option. 

    • Eligibility: First-year science undergraduate students of 3-year B. Sc programme in Physics/Chemistry/Biological Sciences in 2016 who have secured at least 85% marks in Science and Mathematics subjects individually and at least 80% in aggregate in Class XII Board Examination are only eligible to apply for the UGA programme.
    • Stipend: 200 per day. 
    • Last Date: before December previous year.
    • Website associateship

    Indian Institute of Science: CeNSE: Starting from 2013, the centre conducts a training program every summer, for promising Undergraduate and Masters students selected through a rigorous and competitive process. The training is primarily based on the facilities available at CeNSE, and covers a variety of research topics under the broad umbrella of nanoscience and engineering. 

      • Eligibility: Anybody actively enrolled in a degree program (UG/PG) will be eligible. If the student is graduating before the start of summer (May), he/she will not be eligible.
      • Stipend: 5000/-
      • Last Date: before February. 
      • Website:
    Indian Academy of Sciences: The three national science academies offer several two-month summer fellowships to students to work with the scientists associated to the three academies. Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi The National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad 
      • Eligibility: Applications are invited from all interested students across all university colleges affiliated to UGC/AICTE/MCI/Accredited institutions of state universities. 
      • Stipend: data unavailable. 
      • Last Date: before November previous year. 
      • Website 

    Tata Institute of Fundamental ResearchTata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) conducts annual summer programmes in which talented students are introduced to research activities in the areas of Astronomy and Physics.
    JNCSARThe Centre offers summer fellowships for two months to bright undergraduate and MSc students (renewable for a second year for selected students). Physical Sciences: Condensed matter theory and experiment, statistical physics, semiconductor materials physics, biophysics, nanophysics, organic electronics, computational materials science, soft matter, semiconductor interfaces, heterostructures, physical metallurgy and transmission electron microscopy
      • Eligibility:  Students presently studying in II & III year of B.Sc., II, III & IV year B.S., II, III & IV year of B.E/B.Tech., I year of M.Sc. and II-IV year of Integrated M.Sc. can apply for Physical Sciences, Engineering Sciences and Mathematics.
      • Stipend: 6000 p.m. 
      • Date of application: Before November
      • Website:
    Institute of Mathematical SciencesThis is typically for any 6 weeks in the 2 months during the summer (May-July). This is a limited programme, depending on the availability of infrastructure facilities and faculty guides. We typically select about 10-15 students Condensed Matter Physics and Statistical Mechanics including complex systems, disordered systems, high Tc superconductivity, nonequilibrium processes, superfluidity and physics of biological membranes, High Energy Physics including perturbative QCD, CP violation and B physics, neutrino physics, nonperturbative QCD, lattice gauge theory, quark gluon plasma, astroparticle physics, quantum field theory, topological QFT, conformal field theory, lattice gauge theory, quantum field theory, string theory, classical and quantum gravity, black holes, cosmology, foundations of quantum theory, Mathematical Physics including group theory and quantum computation, Non-linear Dynamics including solitons and chaos, Optics including classical and quantum optics, beam physics, and quantum information theory.
      • Eligibility: pre-final or final year of BSc/BE/BTech or first year MSc/ME/MTech or equivalent with a good academic record.Stipend: 6000 p.m 
      • Last Date: Before November
      • Website
    Raman Research InstituteResearch Staff at RRI accept VSP students so that significant numbers of Undergraduate and Masters students are given an experience of experimental, phenomenological and theoretical physics/astronomy and thereby gain motivation to enter into research careers.
    Harish-Chandra Research InstituteWe run a Visiting Students Program (VSP) in Physics for which students in M.Sc, B.Tech, and final year B.Sc programs are eligible. Selected students would work in some area of physics under the guidance of a faculty member or a postdoctoral fellow.
    Indian Institute of Astrophysics
            Course projects: Students who are in the final year of B.E/B.Tech/M.Sc/M.Phil/M.Tech can undertake their final year project work towards partial fulfillment of their degree course in IIA. The duration of such projects can be from 6 to 9 months. II. 
            Short-term projects: Students who are in the pre-final year of B.E/B.Tech/M.Sc/M.Tech or final year B.Sc. or within 6 months after the completion of their B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc/M.Sc/M.Tech, can undertake a short-term project at IIA. The duration of such project is from 6 weeks to 6 months only. 
            PhD students from other institutions: Students who are doing their PhD in other Institutions/Universities/Colleges can visit IIA for collaborative work with IIA faculty. The total duration of this collaborative visit must not exceed 3 months in an academic year. IV. INSPIRE/KVPY fellows. Students with INSPIRE/KVPY fellowship can undertake short-term projects with IIA faculty. The duration of the project is from 6 weeks to 3 months only.
      • Stipend: Candidates who are INSPIRE/KVPY fellows/PhD students from other institutes and getting external funding/fellowship will not be given stipend and travel support. 
      • Website 
    Institute of Physics, BhubaneswarInstitute of Physics, Bhubaneswar an Autonomous research institute of the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, offers an opportunity to bright students to work in exciting research areas in Theoretical and Experimental Physics during summer every year under the Summer Students’s Visiting Programme (SSVP). 
      • Eligibility: Those completing their M.Sc/ B.Tech/ BE degrees in 2016. i.e., those who have just completed 1. 1st year of 2-year M.Sc. OR 2. 4th year of Integrated M.Sc. OR 3. 3rd year of BE/ B.Tech. Stipend: 5000 p.m. Date of application: before mid-april Website: 
    IUCAA, Pune: Students selected under the VSP spend seven weeks at IUCAA working on specific research projects supervised by IUCAA Academic Members. The program concludes with seminar presentations based on the projects done by the participants. 

    ARIES, NainitalAimed at students who have just cleared their post-graduate or B-tech/M-tech examination (in exceptional case undergraduate students also), ARIES offer an opportunity to work with ARIES faculty on a short term project (preferable 2-3 three month duration) through-out the year. The project may consist of research work or developmental activity in our ongoing projects, in below mention “Field of Interest” for which we have: ~18 faculties in “Astronomy and Astrophysics” ~6 faculties in “Atmospheric sciences” ~2 faculties in “Solar physics” ~3 faculties in “Computer sciences” ~3 faculties in “Mechanical Engineering” ” ~4 faculties in “Electrical Engineering” ” ~2 faculties in “Optical Engineering” 
    Institute: National Initiative on Undergraduate Science (HBCSE)
    Location: Mumbai
    Applicable for: 1st-year students 
    Cost (Stipend or compensation): Not Paid
    Requirements (Other than CV and Transcripts): Physical form needs to be filled
    Deadline: 15th Feb
    Special Requirements / Information : Your internship will have to be for a duration between 2 and 6 months, typically at least 10 to 12 weeks. You must begin working between April and September
    INSA Summer Fellowship
    Institute: Multiple
    Location: India
    Applicable for: 2nd year onwards
    Cost (Stipend or compensation):Not Paid
    Requirements (Other than CV and Transcripts) : Statement of Purpose, Online form
    Deadline: 30th Nov
    Results Date : 3rd week of February
    Special Requirements / Information : You have to fill an online form, choosing a specific areas of interest. Your forms will be sent to professors from the fields you have chosen.
    JNCASR Summer Research Fellowship Program
    Institute:  Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
    Location: Bangalore
    Applicable for:  2nd and 3rd years students
    Cost (Stipend or compensation):  Paid    Rs. 10,000 Stipend
    Requirements (Other than CV and Transcripts) : Physical Form needs to be mailed
    Deadline: 8th December 
    Results Date : 28th February
    Special Requirements / Information : You need to have secured not less than 80% in Maths and Science subjects in their 10th and 12th standard or equivalent examinations. You have download the physical form from their site before the end of November. The completed application with the recommendation letters need to reach them by 8th December
    ICTS- SN Bhatt Memorial Excellence Fellowship Program

    Institute:  Indian Center for Theoretical Sciences (TIFR)
    Location: Bangalore
    Applicable for:  2nd year on wards
    Cost (Stipend or compensation):  Not Paid
    Requirements (Other than CV and Transcripts) : Online Form
    Deadline: 15th January
    Results Date : Early March
    Special Requirements / Information : No specific details on the site, so go through the forms and requirements carefully once applications are open

    Institute:  Tata institute of fundamental research
    Location: Mumbai
    Applicable for:  2nd year on wards
    Cost (Stipend or compensation): Paid Rs. 7,000 Stipend Railway fare/Accommodation
    Requirements (Other than CV and Transcripts) : Online form, 400 word write up on interest in your preferred field
    Deadline: 31st Jan (Form will be active in 2nd or 3rd week of December)
    Results Date :
    Special Requirements / Information : First complete basic registration step by clicking the “Apply Online” button on the site. After completing basic registration, you will receive an email with a link for advanced registration. You can select two areas of research for a selected department, they have an information brochure available. Have to be available for a specific duration, once they release these dates, check whether you’ll be available.
    IIA Summer Program

    Institute:  Indian Institute of Astrophysics
    Location: Bangalore
    Applicable for:  Everyone
    Cost (Stipend or compensation): Paid Railway fare/Accommodation
    Requirements (Other than CV and Transcripts) : Online form
    Deadline: 20th March (Form will be active in 2nd or 3rd week of december)
    Results Date :
    Special Requirements / Information : Applicant need to have secured minimium 60% marks, in 10th, 12th and current instititute (convert C.G.P.A). Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply for the Summer Programme. The programme will be scheduled for about 4 weeks in June.
    IUAC Summer Program

    Institute:  Inter University Accelerator Center
    Location: Delhi
    Applicable for:  2nd and 3rd year  students
    Cost (Stipend or compensation):Not Paid
    Requirements (Other than CV and Transcripts) : Statement of Purpose, Online form
    Deadline: 22nd March (Last year’s deadline, will update when this year’s information is available)
    Results Date :
    Special Requirements / Information : Applicant need to have secured minimium 60% marks, in 10th, 12th and current instititute (convert C.G.P.A). Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply for the Summer Programme. The programme will be scheduled for about 4 weeks in June.
    PRL Summer Internships

    Institute:   Physics Research Laboratory
    Location: Ahmedabad
    Applicable for:  3rd year onwards
    Cost (Stipend or compensation):Paid Rs. 10,000 Stipend Railway fare/Accomodation
    Requirements (Other than CV and Transcripts) : Online form
    Deadline: 25th March (Last year’s deadline, will update when this year’s information is available)
    Results Date :
    Special Requirements / Information : Printed copy of form with recomendation letter needs to be mailed by Department Head(see details on website) . The participants will work on a specific project in association with a faculty member of the institute and can participate in other scientific activities such as seminars, colloquia etc. The programme will be scheduled for 8 weeks from May to June.
    RRI VSP Program
    Institute:   Raman Research Institute
    Location: Bangalore
    Applicable for: 2nd year onwards
    Cost (Stipend or compensation):Paid Rs. 13,000 Stipend ,Railway fare, No Accomodation
    Requirements (Other than CV and Transcripts) : You have go through the RRI homepage to get an idea of the research interests of the research staff and then mail the professors yourself. 
    Deadline: Rolling Applications
    Results Date :2 months before proposed date of visit
    Special Requirements / Information : The duration may change, on a case-by-case basis, anywhere between 4-weeks to 6-months.  Available projects/mentors and relevant resources would limit the total number of visiting students. For this and other logistics reasons, the candidates are advised to apply at least two months in advance of their proposed time of visit. You are expected to submit a report on the work done and outcome of the experience and learning
     IISER Pune VSRP

    Institute:   Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
    Location: Pune
    Applicable for: 2nd year onwards
    Cost (Stipend or compensation):Not Paid Only free room
    Requirements (Other than CV and Transcripts) : Online Form
    Deadline: Form open around Jan-Feb
    Results Date : 31st March
    Special Requirements / Information :  Minimum 60% (or equivalent) in overall grades, or 80% in the particular stream(s) of interest. Project duration: 4 – 8 weeks during the period mid May – mid July. Browse the list of available projects and identify your project of interest, go to the webpage of the faculty to confirm that interests overlap. You can mail the faculty for questions, but don’t send more mails if they don’t reply. The details for the professors participating in the program will be available before the form opens, so try and be ready with your choices and fill the form ASAP. Apply for up to 2 projects. Don’t sign up for something out of your scope, you will waste your summer.
    NCBS Monsoon School

    Institute:  National Center for Biological Sciences
    Location: Bangalore
    Applicable for: 2nd year onwards
    Cost (Stipend or compensation): Not Paid
    Requirements (Other than CV and Transcripts) : Online Form
    Deadline: 12th Apr (last year’s deadline)
    Results Date : 31st March
    Special Requirements / Information :  Your internship will have to be for a duration between 2 and 6 months, typically at least 10 to 12 weeks. You must begin working between April and September
    NCBS Monsoon School

    Institute:   National Center for Biological Sciences
    Location: Bangalore
    Applicable for:  Everyone
    Cost (Stipend or compensation): Not Paid
    Requirements (Other than CV and Transcripts) :  A short essay, of no more than 500 words, describing your reasons for wanting to join the workshop.
    Deadline: 10th May (last year’s deadline)
    Results Date : 31st May
    Special Requirements / Information :  Email the person in charge, Anil Ananthaswamy at [email protected] before the date if interested. (Confirm that instructor indeed is the same for this year) 13 day program, the workshop’s main objective is to impart the basic skills necessary for communicating science to the lay person via the written word. The workshop will demand active and committed participation from students. The workshop will require fulltime attention, from 9 AM to 6 PM, working all days except Sunday. 

    WRITE UP : This program is designed for all students of economics, engineering and natural science background at the Bachelor’s or Master’s  levels planning to pursue training at a French laboratory during their academic break (May to July). 
    STIPEND :  310 EURO P.M.
    ELIGIBILITY: be an Indian national residing in India at the time of application not be more than 30 years old at the time of application be currently enrolled at an Indian institution of higher learning in a bachelors/masters program. be in possession of an admission/acceptance letter from a French laboratory where the research internship will be carried out. the duration of the internship must not be less than 2 months and must not exceed 3 months, i.e., during May-July 2017


     WRITE UP :Caltech’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech and JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity.
    STIPEND : 6000 $
    ELIGIBILITY : Be a continuing undergraduate student and eligible for fall term registration* Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5/4.0 Complete the second semester or third quarter at your college or university Not be under any academic or disciplinary sanction

    WRITE UP : The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship is a competitive initiative for international undergraduates from Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Germany, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Ukraine. From May to September of each year, topranked applicants participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.
    ELIGIBILITY :  Be at least 18 years of age Be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or combined undergraduate/Master’s programs Have a minimum of one semester and a maximum of three semesters remaining in their program as of September 
    WRITE UP : Students from selected Indian higher education institutions in the fields of engineering, mathematics and science who are in their fifth or sixth semester of a Bachelor’s programme or in their fifth, sixth, seventh or eighth semester of an integrated or dual degree programme. Students who have been awarded a WISE scholarship previously cannot apply again.
    The review of applications and selection process is based upon academic achievements.

    WRITE UP : Each summer DESY offers undergraduate students in physics or related natural science disciplines the possibility to participate in the research activities of the laboratory. In 2017 the program takes place from July 18 to September 7.

    WRITE UP : The Kupcinet-Getz International Science School accepts a select number of outstanding undergraduate students each summer to participate in research projects in mathematics, physics, chemistry and the life sciences
    STIPEND : 500 NIS P.W
    ELIGIBILITY : are a student enrolled in an undergraduate science degree program in the Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics or Computer Science. BSc and BA degree holders are not eligible to apply. give evidence of a serious interest in scientific research. Previous experience is an advantage, but not a requirement. have a grade point average of 3.6/4.0 or the equivalent
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