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Institut Pasteur Korea Accepting 2016 Winter Internship Applications

Pangyo, Gyeonggi, 10 Nov, 2016 | Institut Pasteur Korea (IPK) seeks enthusiastic undergraduate students for its 2016 winter internship program. Ideal candidates will have a scholastic focus in science, medicine or biology and a desire to pursue a career in scientific research and drug discovery. Spaces are limited to 10 undergraduates. Recruitment is open from 7-18 Nov 2016, and the program will run from 2 Jan – 24 Feb 2017, held over the winter holiday.
During the eight-week immersive program students will be treated as functioning members of the IPK team, working directly with researchers on actual, ongoing projects to learn the roles and responsibilities of a scientific research professional and gaining practical work experience in their relevant field of study. Additionally, each student will be paired with a senior researcher for individual professional and academic mentorship. Successful interns will make valuable contacts and gain hands-on experience at a well-known global research institution.
Since the program’s inception in 2009, over 100 undergraduate students from various universities in Korea have benefitted from an internship at IPK. Students interested in learning more about the 2016 winter internship program, please visit IPK’s website or contact the Communication & PR team @

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About Institut Pasteur Korea
Institut Pasteur Korea (IPK) is an international research institute focused on addressing global health issues with a combination of cutting edge approaches in order to understand disease mechanisms and develop new treatments. By promoting multi-disciplinary projects, IPK is at the forefront of drug discovery and an economic growth engine that contributes to Korea’s scientific intellectual and technical resources. IPK has four core missions of public interest – 1) Research, combining front line biology, IT, and chemistry, with innovative cell-based drug discovery platforms that identify novel molecular targets for potential new therapies to treat diseases, 2) Education, offering a wide range of programming to nurture the development of the next generation of scientists and health professionals, 3) Public Health, working in collaboration with national and international health authorities, and 4) Translation of biomedical discoveries to improve health via technology transfer and industrial partnerships.
IPK is a member of the Institut Pasteur International Network (Network). As a hub institution, IPK plays a key role in the Network, serving as a bridge between Korea and global bio-pharma science, expanding Korea’s R&D base collaborative research projects with global alliances
The institute was established in April 2004 in collaboration with Institut Pasteur Paris and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), with support from the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP). IPK also has a great supporter in the Gyeonggi Provincial government (2005 – 2015 : Block funding | 2016 – Present : drug discovery co-resarch fund for pharm industries).
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