Internships are a great way to find out if a career in research is for you, but how do you find one?
Who am I?
My name is Seren and I’m one of the OxWEST scholarship recipients. I’m about to go into my 4th year of a biochemistry integrated masters at Oxford in September, and I’ve just finished the first month of a 3-month internship at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, near Munich in the Department of Totipotency. Last summer I was going to intern at a lab in Oxford’s Department of Biochemistry but it fell through due to COVID. Since I am planning on applying to do a PhD after my biochemistry degree, I was eager and determined to get some research experience this summer, to learn some techniques, and to confirm if research is something I’d like to pursue further. In this first blog post I’m going to explore some different ways to get a research internship in the first place - if you haven’t done it before it can seem quite overwhelming, but the experience is worth it!