Undergraduate Internship

Undergraduate Internship Program

The Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program provides U.S. citizens, entering their Senior year of undergraduate studies, the rare 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.

Each year, selected laboratories at the Institut Pasteur host U.S. undergraduate students for a period not to exceed 10 weeks.  

PLEASE NOTE: there will be no 2019 Summer Internships as the program is being revised in accordance with new visa and work related requirements for U.S. students. 

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. 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.


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. Passport identification will be required
  • The names of awardees will be posted on this webpage.