Summer Internships

A special word of acknowledgment to the Paul W. Zuccaire Foundation and its President, Alice Jean Zuccaire, who made possible this program's launch in 2004.

The Undergraduate Internship Program

The Pasteur Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 Summer Interns:

  • Callie Donahue, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Adam Bercz, Ohio State University
  • Anam Ahmad, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Public Health
  • Madeline Zoltek, Yale University
  • Nicolle Ho, University of Notre Dame

We thank all those who applied to this year's program.  The 2018 summer Call for Applicants will be announced in fall 2017.

The Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program provides U.S. undergraduates, entering their Senior year, with 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.  Dates of the internship are range from early June  to mid-August for a total of ten weeks.

For answers to some of your questions, please download the FAQ on this webpage.

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