BMSIS is pioneering a new internship program model. Alongside cutting-edge scientific investigations, students are also exposed to training in Communication as well as Ethics.
The modern scientist requires excellent communication skills. It is increasingly necessary for scientists to clearly communicate the value of their science to the public and to policy makers, to write compelling proposals for funding, and to communicate their findings at scientific conferences. Communication is thus a pivotal skill in the success of a scientific career.
Modern science can also touch the sensitivity of society at large, from climate change to evolution, and countless other topics. The modern scientist thus needs to have the skills to place his or her work in a modern media-rich environment and think about the societal implications of their research.
BMSIS interns may work on-site or remotely, depending on the needs of the project, mentor, and intern. Funding is available for some projects (see the list here) but not all. Internships will last nominally a maximum of three months. Funded internships may last longer. BMSIS runs its own internship program – “The BMSIS Internship Program”.