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*We receive a '''fair number''' of requests for "Summer  
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*We receive a '''fair number''' of requests for "Summer Internships", or other types of 'Internships'. We have only '''limited capability''' for to accommodate and supervise students.
Internships", or other types of 'Internships'. We have only  
 
'''limited capability''' for to accommodate and supervise students.
 
  
*While it may be completely obvious to you what in 'Internship' is,
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*While it may be completely obvious to you what in 'Internship' is, we know from experience that this can mean many different things in different countries, and even in different Universities or Schools. You should therefore take it as '''your first and foremost responsibilty''' to clearly explain to us precisely '''what you mean''' with an 'Internship' and '''why''' you want to do it '''with us'''.
we know from experience that this can mean many different things in  
 
different countries, and even in different Universities or Schools.
 
You should therefore take it as '''your first and foremost  
 
responsibilty'''
 
to clearly explain to us precisely '''what you mean''' with an  
 
'Internship' and '''why''' you want to do it '''with us'''.
 
  
*If you want to make the effort to travel abroad to do an  
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*If you want to make the effort to travel abroad to do an 'Internship', you should also have a clear idea about what topic you want to work on. Take it as '''your second responsibility''' to clearly explain to us '''what you want to work''' on and '''why'''.
'Internship', you should also have a clear idea about what topic  
 
you want to work on. Take it as '''your second responsibility'''  
 
to clearly  
 
explain to us '''what you want to work''' on and '''why'''.
 
  
*Typically, we will be hesitant to take in a bachelor student  
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*Typically, we will be hesitant to take in a bachelor student from abroad for an internship. It will be very difficult for us to guarantee that the investment in time and money from you and ourselves will be well-spent. If you can show us other another student (or students) from your University or School that has successfully completed her or his project on a similar topic (Bioinformatics) at a University in the Netherlands, that would be very helpful. For students from one of the exchange partner Universities abroad, this will not be a problem. We have some [http://www.few.vu.nl/en/aanstaande_studenten/exchange/exchange_students.html general information for exchange students in English], unfortunately, the [http://www.few.vu.nl/onderwijs/buitenland/VU%20Uitwisseling.html more detailed information is in Dutch].
from abroad for an internship. It will be very difficult for us to  
 
guarantee that the investment in time and money from you and  
 
ourselves will be well-spent. If you can show us other another
 
student (or students) from your University or School that has  
 
successfully completed her or his project on a similar topic  
 
(Bioinformatics) at a University in the Netherlands, that would  
 
be very helpful. For students from one of the exchange partner  
 
Universities abroad, this will not be a problem. We have some  
 
[http://www.few.vu.nl/en/aanstaande_studenten/exchange/exchange_students.html general information for exchange students in English], unfortunately, the  
 
[http://www.few.vu.nl/onderwijs/buitenland/VU%20Uitwisseling.html more detailed information is in Dutch].
 
  
*In addition to your resume (CV), we will want to see some of the  
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*In addition to your resume (CV), we will want to see some of the actual work you have done. Please be prepared to send us one of your latest '''project reports''' on a relevant topic. The abstract, at least, should be (translated) in English.
actual work you have done. Please be prepared to send us one of your  
 
latest '''project reports''' on a relevant topic. The abstract, at  
 
least, should be (translated) in English.  
 
  
*We as IBIVU cannot offer a grant or other financial compensation  
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*We as IBIVU cannot offer a grant or other financial compensation for your internship. There are a limited number of [http://www.vuamsterdam.com/Prospective_students/home_subsection.cfm/subsectionid/3F73857B-8D9A-445E-B8DF8B8599678CE4# scholarships] available from the VU University and other sources for particularly '''excellent or promising students'''.
for your internship. There are a limited number of  
 
[http://www.vuamsterdam.com/Prospective_students/home_subsection.cfm/subsectionid/3F73857B-8D9A-445E-B8DF8B8599678CE4# scholarships]
 
available from the VU University and other sources for particularly  
 
'''excellent or promising students'''.
 
  
*If you are really interested, (re)read  
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*If you are really interested, (re)read [http://www.ibi.vu.nl our website] carefully, browse a number of our [http://www.ibi.vu.nl/publications published papers] and write your letter, taking into account all the points mentioned above, and send it to [mailto:feenstra@few.vu.nl Dr. K. Anton Feenstra].
[http://www.ibi.vu.nl our website] carefully,
 
browse a number of our [http://www.ibi.vu.nl/publications published papers]
 
and write your letter, taking into account all the points mentioned
 
above, and send it to [mailto:feenstra@few.vu.nl Dr. K. Anton  
 
Feenstra].
 

Revision as of 15:03, 4 May 2010

  • We receive a fair number of requests for "Summer Internships", or other types of 'Internships'. We have only limited capability for to accommodate and supervise students.
  • While it may be completely obvious to you what in 'Internship' is, we know from experience that this can mean many different things in different countries, and even in different Universities or Schools. You should therefore take it as your first and foremost responsibilty to clearly explain to us precisely what you mean with an 'Internship' and why you want to do it with us.
  • If you want to make the effort to travel abroad to do an 'Internship', you should also have a clear idea about what topic you want to work on. Take it as your second responsibility to clearly explain to us what you want to work on and why.
  • Typically, we will be hesitant to take in a bachelor student from abroad for an internship. It will be very difficult for us to guarantee that the investment in time and money from you and ourselves will be well-spent. If you can show us other another student (or students) from your University or School that has successfully completed her or his project on a similar topic (Bioinformatics) at a University in the Netherlands, that would be very helpful. For students from one of the exchange partner Universities abroad, this will not be a problem. We have some general information for exchange students in English, unfortunately, the more detailed information is in Dutch.
  • In addition to your resume (CV), we will want to see some of the actual work you have done. Please be prepared to send us one of your latest project reports on a relevant topic. The abstract, at least, should be (translated) in English.
  • We as IBIVU cannot offer a grant or other financial compensation for your internship. There are a limited number of scholarships available from the VU University and other sources for particularly excellent or promising students.