Call for internship project

The GIANT International Internship Programme (GIIP) facilitates 10 to 12-week internships for non-European students preselected by their universities (MIT, UPenn, Northeastern, Sherbrooke, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh…).

The host unit provides the basic internship stipend (~€600/month) and GIANT provides support for administrative and logistical matters, and organises scientific and cultural activities after office hours. You’ll find detailed information on how the GIIP works in this supervisor guidebook and a summary in this presentation.

The GIIP is GIANT’s flagship international programme and are aims at:

  • attracting and retaining high-potential students (undergraduate, master’s or PhD) in Grenoble
  • structuring partnerships with world-class innovation ecosystems
  • raising the international profile of the GIANT campus and of the Grenoble area.

Over 300 students have been hosted on the GIANT campus since 2011, mainly in research laboratories.

If you’d like to host an intern for the 2024 summer intake (~Mid-May to July), please submit a research topic to by 20 October 2023, using the template available here: GIIP template for research projects.

Please make sure that this project is approved internally within your lab, reserved for the GIIP, and keep us informed asap if you have to withdraw it at any point.

Contact us if you’d like to host an intern from a university with which you are working, but which isn’t a GIIP partner so far:

Eligibility: Laboratories affiliated to CEA, CNRS, EMBL, ESRF, GEM, ILL, Grenoble-INP-UGA, UGA as well as local startups or larger companies, for research or R&D internships.

Startups based in and around Grenoble may also be interested in the GIANT International Entrepreneurship Programme, for a larger scope of internship projects.