The Max Planck Junior Scholars Program offers summer internships for outstanding high school students to gain research experience at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research (Frankfurt am Main), the Max Planck Institute for Biophysics (Frankfurt am Main) or the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research (Bad Nauheim) and to inspire them for a future career in the natural sciences.
Students currently enrolled in grades 10 or 11 are eligible to apply. International students over the age of 17 may travel with parental consent, while students under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Our program includes a summer internship in a host laboratory (for a minimum of two weeks) during the period between July 15, 2024 and August 9, 2024. This may be followed by weekly visits to the laboratory (1-2 hours each) during the new school year. During this time, the scholar will work with a mentor (either a research assistant, graduate student or a postdoctoral fellow) on a scientific project that can be presented during a lab meeting or as a report. Please note that candidates with maximum availability will have a better chance of being selected.
We look forward to receiving your complete and conclusive application documents on our application platform by March 3, 2024, 12 midnight CET. You can expect to hear from us in April. Please note that there are a limited number of spots available. For more information about the program, please visit the Max Planck Junior Scholars homepage.