Research Internship in Molecular Medicine
The Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (INFORMM) is a national Higher Institution Centre of Excellence, reknown for diagnostics and molecular medicine. We are a research focused institute with more than 80 postgraduate students currently enrolled.
To join the internship, please apply using this: Research Internship Application Form
The application is open throughout the year, and you will be notified within two weeks from the date of application.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the aim of the research internship?
The research internship aims to allow you to experience first-hand what it is like to conduct research and carry out experiments at a higher level. The technical skills gained will be valuable for undergraduates who will be carrying out their final year projects or for those who wish to have a taste of doing postgraduate research in a molecular biology or biomedical related area (and wants to know if it will be worthy of their investment). Fact: A number of our interns became/is now our postgraduate students!
- Will there be a stipend?
There will not be a stipend as we can guarantee you that the experience gained will be invaluable and priceless! 'The reward of a thing well done is having done it.' — Ralph Waldo Emerson.
- Will accommodation be provided?
INFORMM do not provide accommodation as it is against the law to have beds in the labs. To find a resting place for your tired mind and bodies after a productive day’s work during your internship, please visit this page for more information: Accommodation & Transportation or USM student hostel information page (external link).
- Can the internship be longer than the specified period?
Yes, most supervisors will be happy to accommodate you for up to six-months. Please ask respective supervisors as it will be on a case-by-case basis. Or as they say in Japanese, ‘kēsu bai kēsu de’.
- For a taste of the research internship experience, watch this video made by our 2016 intern Shazleen Sofea from Universiti Putra Malaysia:
- If you have any other questions, please ask so we can add to this list.