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Summer Internship at Tyndall & IPIC, nurturing you to the next phase of your career

Posted on: 16 Aug 2021

Summer Internship at Tyndall & IPIC, nurturing you to the next phase of your career

A warm welcome for our interns to the 2021 Internship Programme at Tyndall and IPIC the SFI research Centre for Photonics.

This year, the internship programme has been designed in a flexible manner for blended working that accommodates online remote learning as well as supervised lab access for each intern. This ensures they experience a real flavour of life in the day of a researcher with access to our state-of-the-art research infrastructure and of course the opportunity to learn from their mentors, our talented scientists and researchers.

We have 23 interns on board this year who are undergraduate STEM students from universities and institutes of technology. They have selected one of the following research themes as part of their internship –Biomedical, Monolithic & Heterogeneous Integrations, Optical Communications, Packaging & Hybrid Integrations, Emerging Materials & Devices, Micro-Power Platforms, Integrated Sensors, Smart Systems and Wireless RF Communications.

The immersive training programme consists of a 12-week research project complemented by a workshop series in which they have the opportunity to learn coding, communication and CV skills for science careers as well as research commercialisation among others. 

Commenting on the commencement of the 2021 programme, Education and Public Engagement Officer (IPIC) and internship coordinator Dr Caitriona Tyndall said;

“I’m thrilled that we were able to provide undergraduate students with a blended internship experience this year and truly give them an insight into a research career. A unique aspect of this programme is the integrated development programme which gives interns key skills including research commercialization and networking. The impact of the programme is evidenced by the fact that more than half of graduated trainees have progressed to postgraduate research programmes such as Masters and PhDs.”


Commenting on the internship, Operations Manager (Micro & Nano Systems) Ré O’Cinneide said:

“The Micro-Nano systems (MNS) centre is on track to double in size by 2025, expanding its research capabilities and impact. The brightest talent, who were successful in obtaining a place on the 2021 internship program, are an integral part of our path to excellence. Through working with our researchers and undertaking hands-on challenging and exciting workshops, these leaders of the future now understand how they can improve the world through working with Tyndall, and we wish them every success in their careers.”

The hands-on practical experience received whilst being mentored by some of the best minds in the world gives our interns the opportunity to work on projects that are making a real difference and make their own impact during their time with us here. Interested in applying for our 2022 programme? Applications are now open, find out more