The Master’s (Applied) program offers an internship aimed at providing students with an opportunity to apply their skills in cellular biology, molecular biology, proteomics, bioinformatics and general biotechnology in a concrete research setting. The Master’s program is a mix of lecture and laboratory courses with a research project component that includes the internship. The internship can be done in the public sector, university research labs, university-affiliated organizations and hospitals, governmental research agencies or in the private sector (biotech or pharmaceutical companies). The internship starts in the summer for a minimum of 4 months and can last up to 8 months. Students will earn 16 credits for this research project and will have to satisfy specific course requirements. In addition to accomplishing research goals in the laboratory placement, students will be required to write a project proposal including a literature review, give a short presentation at the beginning of the internship, submit progress reports and, at the end of the internship, give a seminar on their work and submit a final report. Students will be supervised by a three-member committee that includes representatives from the M.Sc.(A.) program and the research laboratory.