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Summer Internhip Help

  1. Jul 6, 2008 #1
    Hi, I am doing my MSc. Physics 1st year from SSSU,India. I am keenly interested in research. I want to go for a summer project possibly in U.K/Singapore. Can anyone give some guidance as to what is procedure and also a list of some Universities that offer summer project. I want a project of around 6-7 weeks during April-May 2009
     
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  3. Jul 6, 2008 #2

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    I'm afraid that's not how it works. Most summer projects are limited to either students from the professor's university or very specific nationally funded programs like REU. It's the rare professor indeed who has a suitable 6 week project, in the right time period, and who doesn't want to fill it with a student at his university but instead wants to bring someone else inexperienced from half-way around the world.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2008 #3

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    I wouldnt go so far as implying that the OP is inexperienced- he is an MSc. student, which means that he holds an undergraduate degree. Anyway, as far as the question goes, such things as REUs dont exist as such in the UK, and if such research positions do open up, they are usually only advertised to the older students already enrolled in the department.
     
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    He's almost certainly inexperienced compared to a full-time graduate student. (Heck, when I first started as a postdoc it took me a couple weeks to learn all the equipment and start being productive). He's also almost certainly inexperienced compared to folks who can be found nearby.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2008 #5
    If I were you, I would probably start doing a internship in India with a large multinational, then after getting some handson experience going abroad doing more scientific stuff.
     
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