Career Service Internship Program

Do you and your company or organization wish to collaborate with Karolinska Institutet? Present career possibilities to our students, PhD students and researchers in a seminar? Or perhaps offer an internship to a doctoral student or an early career researcher?

Karolinska Institutet Career Service provides information about career opportunities through various activities like workshops and seminars. We also manage two different internship programmes.

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Internship programmes for doctoral students, postdocs and early career researchers at KI

At Career Service, we run two internship programmes where life sciences' companies and organizations have the opportunity to offer internship projects to an employed or affiliated PhD student, postdoc or researcher from Karolinska Institutet for a period of 1-3 months.

KI Doctoral Students: 1 month

Postdocs and early career researchers: up to 3 months.

By participating in the internship programme the company or organisation gets the chance to recruit highly skilled candidates for short term projects and the possibility to establish contacts within the many research fields at Karolinska Institutet.

In short, the company suggests an internship project and presents it to Career Service. We announce the projects to our researchers on our website and recruitment system. 
We then organize a Mingle event for each company/organisation to pitch their project to their target audience ( projects specific for doctoral students, for postdocs and researchers, or both).
The Mingle Event turns into a very popular networking event for both companies and internship candidates to meet each other before the deadline of applications.

The company/organisations' representative interviews candidates and do the final selection for the internship and a contract is set up. 
The candidate is employed by Karolinska Institutet during the internship period and financed by Karolinska Institutet for 1-3 months. For the more senior candidates, postdocs and junior researchers, who do 3 months internship the companies co-finance with a fixed sum of 48 000 SEK ex VAT (for the total of 3 months).

The internships are primarily intended for companies and organizations within Sweden, but collaboration within Europe is possible and has happened in the past.

You can find more information about our internship programmes in the documents below.

You can also read more about the internship programmes on our webpages targeted towards our PhD students and postdocs.

Internship programme for PhD students

Internship programme for early career researchers and postdocs

In autumn 2020 we had an information webinar about the programmes, and the replay is available below.

Careers Beyond Academia Seminar Series

You are most welcome to contact us to discuss different collaboration possibilities!
Our students and researchers are curious how their skills are best put to use in a life sciences company or organization. Interaction with industry, governmental offices and other organizations is of great importance to get an experience about possible career paths outside academia.
We organize a monthly seminar on Careers beyond Academia, to inspire our KI community to follow other paths. 
Reach out if you would like to be part of this popular initiative!


For company collaborations targeted towards bachelor and master students, email

For above mentioned internships programs and collaborations towards PhD students, postdocs and researchers, email and 

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