To graduate from your Bachelor or Master you need to do an internship. For this internship a thesis project set out at one of the research groups at Leiden University or Delft University of Technology or at another research group of your choice.

In this guide students share their experiences about their internship, what the relation was to Life Science & Technology, which techniques were used and if they would recommend their research group to others. Click here to see the digital version of the Thesis Guide.

Have you’ve done an internship last year and want to share your experiences, please click this link.

Internships for Life Science & Technology students are provided by the Internship Bureau of Applied Sciences. You can also find more information about the different research groups within both the faculties and the Leiden University Medical Center. Looking for an internship abroad? Maybe IAESTE can help you.

Internships in Leiden:

Leiden Institute of Chemistry

  • Bio-organic Synthesis
  • Molecular Biotechnology (Institute Biology Leiden)
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Protein Chemistry
  • Soft Matter Chemistry
  • Solid State NMR/Biophysical Organic Chemistry

Leiden University Medical Center

  • Humane Genetics
  • Immunohaematology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Infection Diseases
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Toxicogenetics

Leiden Academic Center for Drug Research

  • Medical Pharmacology
  • Biopharmaceutics

Internships in Delft:


  • Biocatalysis and Organic Chemistry (BOC)
  • Bioseperation Technology (BPT)
  • Environmental Biotechnology (EBT)
  • Industrial Microbiology (IMB)


  • Bionanscience


  • iGEM