NSU offers short-term internships of the following types:

Visiting students

Aimed at visiting various courses offered by NSU departments together with the students in the full-time program.

Duration

The internships start at the same time as the university semester begins: on the 1st of September or on the 8th of February, and last for not less than one semester       

Language

Russian, English

Cost

The cost of the internship is defined by its duration and the cost of educational programs at the specific department, where the trainee chooses to visit the majority of courses. If you are studying at one of the partner universities, you have an opportunity to participate in any of the exchange programs free of charge.

Research internships

A research internship is an unique opportunity to conduct research projects in the heart of the Siberian science center under the supervision of NSU professors, who are world renowned scientists and researchers. The main feature of a research internship at NSU is its interdisciplinary approach. Specialists in biology, physics, mathematics, geology, archaeology, and chemistry work close to each other in the 35 research institutes of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Akademgorodok. R&D institutes specialized in multiple scientific fields are clustered together on a relatively small territory.

We suggest to make your choice among our different fields of research and let us know. The scientific project will be discussed and approved before your arrival.

Some internships can be done online. Don’t hesitate to ask a question at coor-france@nsu.ru

Financial conditions

Free of charge for students of partner universities.
Trainees are not paid.

Duration

From 3 to 6 months. A longer term can be discussed.

Language

English or Russian (in some cases French).

Application

  • for a spring-summer internship (April-September): 1 October - 1 March
  • for a different time of the year: up to three months before the beginning of the internship


Accomodation

Trainees live in the dorms. Accommodation and food expenses are paid for by the students. The cost of living at NSU dorms is 1,050 RUB per month (approx. 15-20 USD). Other living costs can be found here.

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Some examples of topics

Fields of research interships are the following: Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, IT, Economics. Here you can find the examples of topics.

If you have not found an internship of special interest to you, please, do not hesitate to contact us specifying your field of interest. We can contact the head of the chosen research field and discuss the possibility of creating an internship to meet your requirements

Summer filed trips are a unique opportunity to:

  • Explore the geology of the Altai Mountains, Khakassia, the Urals, Lake Baikal, and North of Russia
  • Get acquainted with Siberian archaeological materials from the Altai region, Khakassia, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Transbaikalia, and the Novosibirsk Region
  • Undergo training in Earth sciences under the guidance of NSU instructors
  • Gather material for your research
  • Learn about Russian culture
  • Practice the Russian language together with the students of NSU

Our university has unique experience, history and tradition conducting summer field camps

Students complete practical training each year

We have longstanding experience in fieldwork in the Altai

30 years of experience in fieldwork in Khakassia

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Moscow
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Moscow is the capital of Russia. Just to get around :)

Southern Urals
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Geology

In these areas, people who study geochemistry do a specialized mineralogical and petrological internship. Scientists study minerals and rocks, formed as a result of metamorphic, igneous and hydrothermal processes, find rare minerals and beautiful ores.

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Geology
Burmistrovo village

In this area there are horizontally-layered quaternary deposits. With the help of modern equipment, students do their field work on seismic and electrical survey, project a monitoring system, and interpret the collected data.

Khakassia
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Geology

Khakassia Republic

This is a training ground of NSU, an area of about 150 km2. Students doing either a geological survey or a comprehensive geological and geophysical internship start their daily routes from there. The area has a number of interesting and attractive tectonic structures, unique paleontological finds, and petrological variety of rocks and minerals complex, concentrated in a small area. Students learn to construct geological maps, and to use geophysical methods: electrical, magnetic and gravity survey.

Samoilovsky Island
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Geology

Samoilovsky Island

Samoilovsky Arctic Research Station. NSU students have the opportunity to do an internship in the Arctic region of Russia as a part of paleomagnetic expedition. On the basis of the selected paleomagnetic data from the region, students will reconstruct the history of plate motion in the Arctic region, carry out a geological and geophysical survey of geological sites on the islands of the Lena River delta and the Laptev Sea in order to collect the material for their thesis.

Altai
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Geology

The Altai Mountains is the area wh ere different geological objects are concentrated. Rocks, modern glaciers, and traces of exogenous and endogenous processes, including earthquakes, are researched there. First-year students of NSU undergo a two-week introductory geological internship at this place, learning to live and do their research in the field.

Irkutsk Region
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Geology

Baikal

In these areas, people who study geochemistry do a specialized mineralogical and petrologic internship. Scientists research minerals and rocks, formed as a result of metamorphic, igneous and hydrothermal processes, find rare minerals and beautiful ores.

Zabaykalsky Krai
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Archaeology

The Shilka River, the Ust'-Chernaya village.

Here the excavation of medieval fortified settlements Mohe – a Tungus ethnos, migrated from the regions of the Middle Amur region in II-I millennia BC, is conducted.

Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District
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Archaeology

Nyalinskoe-1 is a place of worship from the early Middle Ages until the 20th century. At this archaeological site, students study the continuity and evolution of aboriginal population religious cults in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District. Various household items as well as weapons made of metal, glass, ceramics have been found there.

Yugra
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Archaeology

Is a place of worship from the early Middle Ages until the 20th century. At this archaeological site, students study the continuity and evolution of aboriginal population religious cults in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District. Various household items as well as weapons made of metal, glass, ceramics have been found there.

Krasnoyarsk Region
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Archaeology

Mountain Unyuk. NSU interns study the complex of fortifications and conduct excavations of medieval nomadic burials there.

Novosibirsk Region
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Archaeology

Tartas-1 is a name of the monuments from the Neolithic period to the Middle Ages.

Tuva region
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Archaeology

Tuva region, Khakassia
In these areas students and teachers of NSU mainly study the objects associated with the nomadic world of the Middle Ages. A lot of attention is paid to the detected fragments of armor and weapons of different eras. The Humanities Research Lab of NSU reconstructs these findings into the full range of nomadic weapons

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Archaeology

Denisova Cave is a monument of the Paleolithic era, which has radically changed the understanding of the origin of the modern human.
Materials from the Denisova Cave are in the focus of attention of archaeologists all over the world in connection with the discovery of a new phalanx of human subspecies called "Denisova hominin" in 2008.

Strashnaya Cave is a place in Altai wh ere, in addition to the Stone Age tools, artifacts (products of bone, fragments of pottery) belonging to the Bronze Age, the Iron Age and the Middle Ages have been found. The uniqueness of this monument is in the exceptional preservation of paleontological material.

Amur Region
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Archaeology

Bukinski kluch

The monuments Bukinski kluch-1, Bukinski kluch-2 and Bukinski kluch-3 have been discovered and studied. On these sites, research has been conducted on complexes of the Iron Age (Urilsky culture) and housing of the Early Middle Ages (Mikhaylovka culture).

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Archaeology

Malaya Syya is an archaeological site of the Stone Age in Siberia, associated with the formation of human culture in the anatomically modern human era.


Title
Specialization
Language
Duration

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate students who successfully finished classes of General Geology (training takes place with first-year students of the Department of Geology and Geophysics of NSU)

Duration of study

2 weeks. It is important to arrive 3 days prior to the beginning and stay 3 days after the end of the intership to address organizational issues (intership payment, check in at the dormitory, migration registration). First trip: 1-15 July, second trip: 15-30 July

Language

Russian/English

Cost

To be specified upon application

Result

Certificate                                

In the Altai the students will observe folded rocks, unconformities, modern glaciers, marks of exogenous and endogenous processes, including earthquakes and much more.

For first-year students, practice in the Altai mountains is their first experience of fieldwork. First traverse, first expeditionary experience. There, the students reinforce their theoretical knowledge of general geology, learn how to use a geological compass and a hammer. 

During their first practice, the students conduct field documentation, learn how to carry out geological observations and organize the fieldwork. During this field course, students gain first experience of survival in the mountains (the whole group lives in a field camp), make friends, form a team united by a common purpose and expeditionary way of life.

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate students who successfully finished classes of Structural Geology (training takes place with second-year students of the Department of Geology and Geophysics of NSU)

Duration of study

4 weeks of June with possible additional 2 weeks in July. It is important to arrive 3 days prior to the beginning and stay 3 days after the end of the intership to address organizational issues (intership payment, check in at the dormitory, migration registration).

Language

Russian/English

Cost

To be specified upon application

Result

Certificate                                

The training ground of approximately 150 km2 is located in the south of Krasnoyarsk Krai in the Shirinsky District of the Republic of Khakassia. This is where the 2nd year students of the department of Geology and Geophysics of NSU conduct fieldwork in structural geology and geological mapping. The field ground has beautiful cuesta terrain with lots of fresh and saline lakes, which ensures a high degree of safety and comfort during the course.

The geological structure of the training ground is interesting and attractive for the significant amount of tectonic structures, unique paleontological findings, petrological diversity of rocks and minerals, all concentrated in a small area.

The NSU base for fieldwork is located not far away from the resort "Zhemchuzhniy" and the highway Abakan - Achinsk. The field camp consists of five classrooms, a canteen, and living quarters for students, faculty and staff. 

During the field camp students:

  • conduct a complex study of the geological structure of the training ground during geological mapping at scale 1:50 000 (working scale of 1:25 000);
  • develop skills for independent field study of various geological objects;
  • learn the basic methods of interpretation and aggregation of the collected materials during their post-processing;
  • study modern geoinformation technologies.

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate students specializing in Geophysics (training takes place with second-year students of the Department of Geology and Geophysics of NSU).

Duration of study

3 weeks in July. It is important to arrive 3 days prior to the beginning and stay 3 days after the end of the intership to address organizational issues (intership payment, check in at the dormitory, migration registration).

Language

Russian/English

Cost

To be specified upon application

Result

Certificate                                

The training ground of approximately 150 km2 is located in the south of Krasnoyarsk Krai in the Shirinsky District of the Republic of Khakassia. 
Students of geophysics further study methods and devices used for performing resistivity and gravitation survey, ground radiometry, spectrometry, radon emanation survey on known objects. 

The great benefit of this fieldwork lies in the fact that the students study several methods at the same time, obtain and process their own data. After this course the students get a clear understanding of the possibilities of each method for the study of Earth’s deep structure and for mineral exploration. 
An introductory lecture is given on each theme, after which the students conduct fieldwork on the training ground. The students alternate fieldwork and post-processing of measurement results. The NSU base for field training is located not far away from the resort "Zhemchuzhniy" and the highway Abakan - Achinsk. The field camp consists of five classrooms, a canteen, and living quarters for students, faculty and staff.

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate students specializing in Geochemistry (training takes place with second-year students of the Department of Geology and Geophysics of NSU)

Duration of study

2 weeks. It is important to arrive 3 days prior to the beginning and stay 3 days after the end of the intership to address organizational issues (intership payment, check in at the dormitory, migration registration).

Language

Russian/English

Cost

To be specified upon application

Result

Certificate                                

The main goal of this field camp is to show students as much as possible the diversity of the mineral world in its natural environment. They get acquainted with minerals and rocks, formed as a result of metamorphic, magmatic and hydrothermal processes, experience the difficulty of exploratory work and find beautiful samples.

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate students specializing in Geophysics (training takes place with third-year students of the Department of Geology and Geophysics of NSU)

Duration of study

3 weeks. It is important to arrive 3 days prior to the beginning and stay 3 days after the end of the intership to address organizational issues (intership payment, check in at the dormitory, migration registration).

Language

Russian/English

Cost

To be specified upon application

Result

Certificate                                

Near the village of Burmistrovo, not far from the Ob water reservoir, 3rd year students of the department of Geology and Geophysics of NSU conduct a full cycle of geophysical works on the example of horizontally layered Quaternary deposits: from survey instruments design to complex interpretation of seismic and electromagnetic data. Students work with advanced equipment:

  • MT sounding systems “MTU-5” and “MTU-5A” of the Canadian company Phoenix Geophysics Limited;
  • the measuring instrument “MARY-24” and the generator “ASTRA-100” produced by the companies “Nord-West Ltd” and “SibGeoDevice Ltd;
  • the telemetric system FASTSNAP for near-surface electromagnetic sounding of the company SibGeosystems;
  • the seismic acquisition system “Sercel 408” of the French company Sercel.

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate and master course students, PhD students specializing in geophysics, paleomagnetism, paleontology, general and structural geology, tectonics, quaternary and permafrost geology.

Duration of study

3 weeks in July. It is important to arrive 3 days prior to the beginning and stay 3 days after the end of the intership to address organizational issues (intership payment, check in at the dormitory, migration registration). Applicants will be required to send additional personal information to obtain permission for access to the wildlife preserve and the Arctic frontier zone.

Language

Russian/English

Cost

2000 USD

Result

Certificate, potential possibilities for joint master degrees and Phd training.                                    

Samoilovsky Island is one of the thousands of islands in the delta of the Lena River. It is located about 100 km to the north-west of Tiksi town in Yakutia (Sakha Republic). A multidisciplinary research station is maintained on this island by the Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics SB RAS, and is available for students and researchers from the NSU for thematic studies and training of polar geologists. 

Possible areas of field studies: 

Geophysical survey and investigation including electrical prospecting, magnetometry; and also drone aerial multispectral photography, environment monitoring on permafrost rocks, studies of climate impact on the cryolithic zone, the biota, the terrain and hydrosphere. 

Geomorphological and geological studies of permafrost formations and rocks, including ice structures, traces of tectonic activity on Samoilovsky Island and the other islands of the Lena River delta. 

Paleomagnetic, rock magnetic and paleontological studies of Paleozoic sedimentary and volcanic mafic rocks on islands and the banks of the Lena and its creeks.



The program has been designed for Bachelor’s degree students of History, Archaeology and Oriental Studies

Duration

12 days (for students of oriental Studies), 24 days for students of History and Archaeology

Language

Russian/English

Cost

Free of Charge


Key words:birds; carcinogenesis; chromosome; CRISPR/Cas9; DNA damages; DNA repair; extracellular matrix; glioblastoma; glycosylation; hybrids; mammals; meiosis; molecular biology; mutagenesis; nucleosome; oxidative damage; PARP; PostgresSQL; protein engineering; proteoglycan; python3; quantitative genetics; recombination; Serotonergic system statistics; tumour microenvironment;

Language: English, Russian

Duration: 3–4 months


Key words:2D-materials; advanced materials; advanced powder technologies; atmospheric chemistry ; biofuels transformation; carbon nanomaterials (CNM); catalysis; catalyst; catalytic aftertreatment; CNM-enhanced composites; Co-crystals; compounds materials; computational catalysis coordination chemistry ; delafossite structure; energy materials; fluorescent spectroscopy; graphene-based nanoelectronics; heterogeneous catalysis; high-pressure research: hydrogen; in situ study; materials for optoelectronics; microscopy; minerals; mixed ionic -electronic conductivity; mixed oxides; nanocomposites synthesis and characterization; nanomaterials; nanoscale oxides; nanostructured graphene; NMR; organic electronics; organic synthesis; oxidative catalysis; oxide; oxygen and hydrogen separation membranes; oxygen/hydrogen heteroexchange; pharmaceutical materials; polymorphs of organic compounds; porous materials, MOFs processing of hydrocarbons; reactivity; real structure; salts; single crystalline materials; solid drug forms; solid oxide fuel cells; solid state chemistry; spectroscopy; surface properties; surface science; syngas; thermo- and photomechanical effects in crystals; transport properties; X-ray diffraction; XRD;

Language: English, Russian

Duration: 3–4 months


Key words:bioevents; biostratigraphy; chemostratigraphy; chorology; early Cretaceous; experiments under high-pressure and high-temperature; Jurassic; mathematical models in geophysics molluscs; phase diagrams; taxonomy;

Language: English, Russian

Duration: 3–4 months


Key words:income convergence; income distribution; kinetic stability; market interaction; regional inequality; spatial price dynamics;

Language: English, Russian

Duration: 3–4 months


Key words:acute stroke segmentation; AJAX; algebra ; Altera (Intel) FPGA; application of machine learning algorithms in linguistics; artificial intelligence; associative dictionary; automated reasoning; automatic summarization; boolean functions optimization; business process modeling; C++; Cayley graph theory combinatorial optimization ; compilers; computable model theory; computational geometry computational knowledge ; computational linguistics; computational mechanics; cryptography; CUDA; data assimilation ; data processing ; declarative programming; deep learning; discrete optimization distributed computing ; distributional semantics for natural languages; effective model theory; elasticity ; electronic microscopy ; facility location; formal semantics for natural languages; Fortran; fracturing problems; GPU; high performance computing; HPC; hydraulic fracturing; image processing ; inverse problems ; IT Operations Research ; knowledge representation; machine learning; mathematical logic; mathematical modeling; mathematical modelling of fluid flow, mechanochemistry ; numerical methods numerical modeling; numerical simulation; OpenACC; orthogonal transformations ; parallel computing ; parallel programming; PHP; plant raw materials ; Postgres; random number generators; randomness; Registration and processing data system; Simulation of disperse/dense flows with relatively big particles; Stackelberg game; statistical tests; supercomputers; supply chain; SystemVerilog; textural features ; thematic classification of texts in natural language; theory of rhetorical structure; tomography images; tsunami waves; vehicle routing; visualization of results; warehouse management; web programming;

Language: English, Russian

Duration: 3–4 months


Key words:atomic spectroscopy ; capillarity ; combustion computer simulations; condensation ; contact-line phenomena; convective condensation; crack propagation; differential and integro-differential equations; drop evaporation; drop spreading; elasticity tensors; electronic and microelectronic equipment; enhancement of heat transfer at vapor condensation by finning; evaporative cooling systems finite element method (FEM); fluid mechanics; fluoropolymer film; gas dynamics; heat transfer heat transfer intensification; Hencky model; high energy physics hydrodynamics; hypo- and hyperelastic relations; initial stress; kinetic stability; large strains; mathematical theory for gas-dynamic; metal nanoparticles; metal thin films; microchannels ; minichannels; nuclear magnetic resonance ; optical properties; plasma theory; protect coatings; quantum information ; rivulet dynamics spin hyperpolarization ; spin relaxation ; superhydrophobic; tensile cracking; thin falling liquid films; thin films; two-phase flows ; vapor/gas shear-driven liquid film flows; wetting ;

Language: English, Russian

Duration: 3–4 months


Key words:EEG; inclination to depression; inter-cultural differences; neurolinguistic;

Language: English, Russian

Duration: 3–4 months


Testimonials

Hermann-Kevin Guidi

Year: 2016

Program: Research internship

Country: France, Paris

Subject of internship: Real time Tsunami risk mitigation.

I worked on an algorithm developed by a past intern. My main job was to convert this algorithm from a language to an other to optimize it. What I think about the place: It's a Nice environment, mainly for a university. There's everything for students near the university (supermarket, bars, restaurants, places to have fun and practice sports). Also, the university help us for everything about the visa and the accommodation. I would come back, it was a great experience. I met people who did everything for make us enjoyed our summer. I built friendships for life. People at work were nice and there when I had needed something.

Anik Chakrabarty

Year: 2017

Program: Research internship

Country: India

I'm from Calcutta, India. I'm doing an internship for two months at the Stream Data Analytics and Machine Learning Laboratory, Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics. I am currently helping in research projects in Machine Learning. We are researching on available machine learning algorithms and trying to improve them. I am fairly satisfied with the internship. My supervisor and teammates are very encouraging and helpful.

Akademgorodok is a really nice place and, mostly from what I have heard and from my own little experience , quite different from other cities in Russia. The people here have been friendlier than I had expected and I have not had any difficulty so far.

I am doing a Masters degree program back in India, at the Department of Statistics, Pondicherry University. The knowldege from this internship would, I believe, help me get better grades back in India and maybe help me get jobs later on. So far it has been a great experience in Siberia and I will take away only positiveness from Russia when I go back.

Riyad Mchinda

Year: 2017

Program: Research internship

Country: France, Marseilles

I study engineering in France, but I came to Akademgorodok to get more knowledge about economy. I really like Akademgorodok, it's very nice.

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Testimonials

Hermann-Kevin Guidi

Year: 2016

Program: Research internship

Country: France, Paris

Subject of internship: Real time Tsunami risk mitigation.

I worked on an algorithm developed by a past intern. My main job was to convert this algorithm from a language to an other to optimize it. What I think about the place: It's a Nice environment, mainly for a university. There's everything for students near the university (supermarket, bars, restaurants, places to have fun and practice sports). Also, the university help us for everything about the visa and the accommodation. I would come back, it was a great experience. I met people who did everything for make us enjoyed our summer. I built friendships for life. People at work were nice and there when I had needed something.

Anik Chakrabarty

Year: 2017

Program: Research internship

Country: India

I'm from Calcutta, India. I'm doing an internship for two months at the Stream Data Analytics and Machine Learning Laboratory, Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics. I am currently helping in research projects in Machine Learning. We are researching on available machine learning algorithms and trying to improve them. I am fairly satisfied with the internship. My supervisor and teammates are very encouraging and helpful.

Akademgorodok is a really nice place and, mostly from what I have heard and from my own little experience , quite different from other cities in Russia. The people here have been friendlier than I had expected and I have not had any difficulty so far.

I am doing a Masters degree program back in India, at the Department of Statistics, Pondicherry University. The knowldege from this internship would, I believe, help me get better grades back in India and maybe help me get jobs later on. So far it has been a great experience in Siberia and I will take away only positiveness from Russia when I go back.

Riyad Mchinda

Year: 2017

Program: Research internship

Country: France, Marseilles

I study engineering in France, but I came to Akademgorodok to get more knowledge about economy. I really like Akademgorodok, it's very nice.

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