Press Release

Institut Pasteur Korea Accepting 2016 Summer Internship Applications

Pangyo, Gyeonggi, 18 May, 2016 | Institut Pasteur Korea (IPK) seeks enthusiastic undergraduate students for its 2016 summer internship program. Ideal candidates will have scholastic focus in science, medicine or biology and a strong desire to learn about scientific research and drug discovery. The recruitment period is open from 18 ~ 27 May. A total of 10 undergraduates will be selected for the internship program starting 27 Jun ~ 18 Aug.
During the eight-week program, held during the summer break, 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 the profession and gaining practical work experience in their relevant field of study. Young-Pyo Ryu, 2015 summer intern, Dongguk University said of his internship, “I was exposed to new technology and learned how to operate scientific equipment. This piqued my interest in computer science and now I want to learn more about technology and how it is applied in scientific research.”
Additionally, each student will be paired with a senior researcher for individual professional and academic mentorship. Successful interns will make valuable contacts and gain experience at a well known global research institution. “IPK’s hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young scientific minds,” said Roberto Bruzzone, CEO IPK. “To strengthen their understanding of science and research so they are prepared for future scientific endeavors.”
Since the program’s inception in 2009, 100 undergraduate students from various universities in Korea have benefited from an internship at IPK. Students interested in 2016 Summer Internship Program, please visit IPK website ( or contact External Relations (
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About Institut Pasteur Korea
Institut Pasteur Korea, located in Pangyo, was founded in 2004. It is a private institution devoted to discovery biology for infectious diseases. IPK’s unique translational capabilities and small molecule intervention technology make it possible to rapidly address unmet global health needs through diagnostics for detection and prevention. IPK strives to have fostering collaborations, partnerships, and educational outreach to share its knowledge and research know-how. Institut Pasteur Korea is a member of the Institut Pasteur International Network which brings together 33 institutes located in 29 countries, united by the same mission, culture, and values. Leveraging vast human and scientific community, the Network is involved in international research projects, public health, teaching and training programs. By its diversity and global presence, the Institut Pasteur International Network aims to respond, in an innovative way, to international public health issues and priorities.