The MSc study program includes an academic internship. The internship is a learning period during which the relationship with professional practice is emphasized. This means that the internship usually is carried out outside Wageningen University. Selection of a suitable host institute or industry is done by students themselves. Inspiration and suggestions may be obtained from previous thesis experience, from fellow students, or from departmental scientists or the list below.

To give you some idea where you can go to for your internship you can see where our students have been in recent years:

Country Institute/University/Company City
Austria Universität for Bodenkultur Wien Vienna
Belgium Gent University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology Ghent
Canada The Cutter lab, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto Toronto
China State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, Nanchang University Nanchang
Colombia University of Antioquia Medellín
Denmark Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen Copenhagen
Denmark University of Southern Denmark Odense
Finland VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd Espoo
France INRA Sophia Antipolis
Germany Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) Aachen
Germany Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung GmbH Braunschweig
Israel Weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot
Mexico Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán Yucatán
Republic of Indonesia Daewoong Infion and Badan POM
Scotland University of Aberdeen Aberdeen
South Africa North-West University Potchefstroom
Spain Universitat de Lleida Lleida
Spain Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas (IBMCP) Valencia
Switzerland Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF) Davos
Switzerland University of Zurich, Institute of Molecular Life Sciences Zurich
Switzerland Novartis Basel
The Netherlands ENZA Zaden Enkhuizen
The Netherlands Genmab Utrecht
The Netherlands Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC Rotterdam
The Nethelands NIOO Wageningen
The Netherlands KeyGene Wageningen
The Netherlands Radboud institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS), Radboud UMC Nijmegen
The Netherlands Utrecht University Utrecht
The Netherlands Maastricht University, Department of Human Biology and Movement Sciences Maastricht
The Netherlands Monsanto Vegetable Seeds Division Bergschenhoek
The Netherlands Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) Amsterdam
The Netherlands AMC Amsterdam
The Netherlands Merial Velserbroek
UK Faculty of Life Sciences – the University of Manchester Manchester
UK MedImmune Cambridge
UK James Hutton Institute Dundee
UK University of Glasgow Glasgow
USA Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Houston Texas
USA Northwestern University Evanston
Vietnam University of Sciences Ho Chi Minh City

Click on the links to view Student Testimonials

Within BCM I enjoyed the active and friendly attitude of the department …..
Sarah Weltje
It was a pleasure for me to learn a lot and straight from the expert of this field
Sarlita Dwiani
I found that although I was working in a company working environment, there were still hints towards an academic environment
Annieck Diks
It was definitely a good step towards growing from a small plantlet into a professional plant ;)
Ruth Meiers