Institut Pasteur Summer Internship

The Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program provides U.S. undergraduates, entering their Senior year, with the opportunity to work on supervised research projects at the Institut Pasteur. The Foundation’s goal is to encourage and inspire students in the pursuit of a scientific career and to expose them to an international laboratory experience.

During the internships, interns will carry out research supervised by a lab mentor. Applicants should be eager to engage with a different culture, and self-sufficient enough to arrange travel and secure housing in Paris.


Applicants must:

  • Be undergraduates with an excellent academic record and a strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research (prior lab experience is highly recommended);
  • Have completed three full years (six semesters) of college course work by the time the internship commences (be a rising senior);
  • Not have received an undergraduate degree at the time of the internship.
  • Knowledge of French is not necessary, but a desire to learn it is advisable. This program is open to U.S. citizens only.

Period of Study

Each year, selected laboratories at the Institut Pasteur host U.S. undergraduate students for 10 weeks, from the first week of June through the last week of July.


Depending on availability, affordable housing in a residence on campus may be possible. Interns will receive $6,500 to defray travel, housing and living expenses.


Complete the online application, which will open in the fall.  Two references are also required.



Applications are due at the end of January.


Class Year

  • Junior


  • Health
  • STEM


  • English
  • Non English


  • Summer

Program Type

  • Research
  • Undergraduate


  • Europe

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