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After the success of the previous years, the National Research Center in Mobile Information and Communication Systems (MICS) offers for the 6th time 6-10 weeks summer internships in laboratories at EPF Lausanne, ETH Zurich and the University of Bern and Neuchatel to interested female undergraduates who would like to gain experience working in a research environment. The internships are designed for female university students who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. after graduation, but would like to experience a university research environment first hand before making a decision.

The internships are offered on a competitive basis and cover a wide range of research topics in the field of information and communication sciences. All female undergraduate students who have finished their 4th or 5th year of studies by the beginning of this summer are encouraged to apply. While many of the research projects are technical in nature, successful candidates do not necessarily need an engineering background. We encourage female students from all Swiss universities to apply; a background in engineering is not necessary for many projects.

The internships are for 6 to 10 weeks between June and mid-September. Exact starting and ending dates will be discussed between each successful candidate and the hosting laboratories. Salary is CHF 1’900/month. From 6 to 10 weeks it is proportionally paid.

On the following page, the participating universities and laboratories are listed, with links to the descriptions of the individual projects:

Research Projects and reports

Interested students are requested to apply until Friday, May 20, 2011, and will be notified no later than the mid-June if their application was successful. The application guidelines can be found on the following page:

Application Guidelines

This program is financed by the National Research Center in Mobile Information and Communication Systems (MICS) established by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). In this context, programs for the advancement of women in sciences and engineering are being pursued. The goal is to promote the representation of women in the field of information technology, so that future academic and industrial work environments better represent society as a whole.


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