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Undergraduate Physics Research Internships – Debankur Basak

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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.

IIT Bhubaneshwar :

IIT Guwahati :

Students 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.

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 is required for all candidates.
    • Stipend: 10000 p.m.
    • Last Date: Before mid-March.
    • Website: https://www.prl.res.in/prl-eng/summer_internship

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: 1st year science undergraduate students of 3-year BSc program in
      Physics/Chemistry/Biology 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 program.
    • Stipend: 200 per day.
    • Last Date: before December of previous year.
    • Website: http://www.saha.ac.in/web/education/course-programmesundergraduate-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: http://www.cense.iisc.ac.in/content/summer-program

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: http://web-japps.ias.ac.in:8080/fellowship2016/

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIRF) :

TIFR conducts annual
summer programmes in which talented students are introduced to research activities in the areas of Astronomy and
Physics.

JNCSAR :

The 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: http://www.jncasr.ac.in/fe/srfp.php

Institute of Mathematical Sciences :

This 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: http://www.jncasr.ac.in/fe/srfp.php

Raman Research Institute :

Research 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 Institute :

We 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: https://www.iiap.res.in/degree

Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar :

Institute 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:http://www.iopb.res.in/ssvp2015/

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, Nainital :

Aimed 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.

Initiative on Undergraduate Science(NIUS), HBCSE – Mumbai

    • Applicable for : 1st-year students
    • Stipend or Compensation: Not Paid
    • Requirements (Other than CV and Transcripts): Physical form needs to be filled
    • Special Requirement/ 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
    • Deadline: 15th Feb.
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
VSRP (TIFR)
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 the form with recommendation letter needs to be
mailed by Department Head(see details on the 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 program 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 Accommodation
Requirements (Other than CV and Transcripts): You have to 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 the 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 the 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
emails 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.
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SOME ABROAD INSTITUTES GIVING RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS:
CHARPAK RESEARCH INTERNSHIP :
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
bachelor/master’s 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., from May-July 2017
TIME OF APPLICATION: MARCH 1ST WEEK
UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO :
WRITE UP: UTRIP( UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO RESEARCH INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME ) PROGRAM IS FOR DEDICATED SCIENCE
STUDENTS IN VARIOUS SUBJECTS 60000 YEN
ELIGIBILITY: 2ND YEAR ON WARDS CAN APPLY WITH RESUME COURSE LIST AND CGPA.
TIME OF APPLICATION: BETWEEN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY
CALTECH SUMMER PROGRAM :
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
TIME OF APPLICATION : BEFORE FEBRUARY
MITACS
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.
STIPEND : AVAILABLE
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
TIME OF APPLICATION : APPLICATION STARTS JULY LAST YEAR
DAAD
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.
STIPEND: 650 EURO P.M. + TRAVEL GRANT
The review of applications and selection process is based upon academic achievements.
TIME OF APPLICATION : 1 ST NOVEMBER
DESY SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM,GERMANY
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.
STIPEND AVAILABLE
TIME OF APPLICATION : FEBRUARY
IST AUSTRIA
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
TIME OF APPLICATION : NOV-DECEMBER
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