NGS Internship Program

Next Gen Scientists Foundation (registered under the Trust act of India 1882)  offers  an opportunity to fund  internships  for undergraduate and postgraduate students who wish to gain research experience in life sciences. Interns will conduct independent research under  the  mentorship of Principal Investigator of their interest at select Indian institutes.


Applicants will be deemed eligible if the following conditions are satisfied:

  • Must be interested in undertaking a life science-associated internship for a period of two (minimum of 56 days) or three (minimum of 84 days) months
  • Must be a student in the (i) 2nd  year of a 3-year undergraduate program or   (ii)  2nd /3rd year of a 4-year undergraduate program or (iii) 1st year of a 2-year masters program or  (iv)  2nd /3rd /4th  year of a 5-year integrated program at an Indian institute
  • Must be accepted to work in the lab of a principal investigator in an Indian Institute on the list of recommended institutes
  • Must not work under the supervision of a principal Investigator from their institute of study

Students receiving financial assistance from the principal investigator and/or any other agencies (KVPY, INSA, JNCASR, IIT, IISER) cannot get additional support from the program. Note: We DO NOT provide internship opportunities directly. The program only funds students accepted by PIs to work in their labs.

Application process:  

We accept applications only through the online application system. Carefully  read the application guidelines before applying and follow the instructions.  The application system opens on November 1  and closes at 12:00 midnight on March 31.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Hence, early applications are encouraged. Selected  applicants will be invited to interview via Skype in April.

Result announcement:  

Results will be announced before April 31st. Selected candidates will be informed via email.

Financial support: 

NGS Interns will receive a stipend amount of INR 5000 per month for a period of up to 3 months upon satisfying requirements . Travel will be reimbursed up to the cost of a III class AC train ticket (round-trip).

Internship period : 

The internship can span any two to three month period between May and July 2020 as per the convenience of the student and the PI.

Scientific Communication: 

Besides funding your research experience, our program also emphasizes on effective scientific communication. During the internship period, interns are required to contribute  an article to NGS blog and submit a monthly progress report. At the  end of the program, participants should give a presentation on their experience as a part of the NGS Internship webinar  program. The best intern will be awarded a cash prize of INR 2000.

Any further questions regarding the internship program will be addressed at .

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