Summer Student Program 2024

Are you a Master's student looking for summer work experience?

If you’ve already started master’s studies in organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, computational or theoretical chemistry, or a closely related field at any university within the EU (outside of the Czech Republic) and are looking for a summer work experience abroad from the beginning of July to the end of August (8-week program), IOCB Prague offers an opportunity to expand your scientific horizons while living in Prague, one of the most vibrant and beautiful cities in Europe. 

SSP 2023 participants (Photo: Tomáš Belloň / IOCB Prague)

IOCB's Summer Student Program is designed to provide students with engaging and meaningful work experience, opportunities to expand their professional networks, and chances to develop their skills and competencies by receiving valuable feedback from experienced scientists.

IOCB Prague works to match students with the research group that fits their future career interests. Given the highly competitive nature of the program, we cannot guarantee that all applicants will be assigned. Applicants not selected for a position will be notified by email by the end of May.

This program is not intended for students already on Erasmus or other fellowships.


  • Application deadline: 13 May 2024
  • Selection of participants: by the end of May 2024
  • Summer Student Program 2024: 8 July – 30 August 2024 

Accommodation and travel

The institute will arrange accommodation for students at a nearby dormitory and support students with the equivalent of c. EUR 1.800 for their 8-week stay. Travel expenses are covered by the students.

How to apply

  1. Check out our research groups and select two of them. Not all research groups participate in the program. Only the possible ones are active in the application form.
  2. Prepare your CV and cover letter.
  3. Apply here. Application deadline: 13 May 2024
  4. Applicants selected/not selected will be notified before the end of May 2024.

If you need more information, please contact our SSP coordinator Martina Nussbaumerová at

See you in Prague!