Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Internship Application

Please fill out this form in English or in German.


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Personal information and details


*Title
* First Name
* Last Name
* Date of birthmonth day year
*Email address
Home City



Internship preferences




* Time period for internship (at least 8 weeks within the period indicated):



(you may indicate more than one, if applicable)


Please note that you have to be enrolled in either a Bachelor's or a Master's program, that is, at the time of the internship.



Winter break (Feb - Apr) Application deadline: 30 November of previous year
Summer term (Apr - Aug) Application deadline: 28 February of same year
Summer break (Aug - Oct) Application deadline: 31 May of same year
Winter term (Oct - Feb) Application deadline: 31 August of same year

Comment on time period for internship:

*Type of internship:

* Primary field of interest...


Please indicate your preferences for six research fields you are interested in (1 = top priority, 6 = lowest priority). You can find more information regarding our departments and research groups on our homepage.

Department of Neuropsychology

*Neurocognition of Language Processing
*Neurocognition of Language Learning
*Modulation of Language Networks
*Second Language Acquisition
*Child Lab

Department of Neurology

*Aging and Obesity
*Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
*Computational Modelling of Learning and Decision-Making
*Decision-Making in Obesity
*EGG (Emotion & neuroimaGinG) Lab
*Mind-Body-Emotion Interaction
*Motor Plasticity
*Music Evoked Brain Plasticity
*Neural interactions and dynamics
*Neuroplasticity and Motor Recovery
*Somatosensor Group
*Somatosensor Plasticity

Department of Neurophysics

* Functional brain mapping by metabolic demand
* High resolution mapping of brain white mater
* Ultra-high resolution anatomical brain images
* Research Group "Anatomical Analysis of the Organization of the Human and Non-Human Primate Brain"

Department of Psychology

*Cognitive Space
*Navigation and Spatioal Memory
*Episodic Memory
*Decision-Making

Methods and Development Units

*NMR - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
*MEG and Cortical Networks
*Databases and IT

Max Planck Research Groups

*Lise Meitner Research Group "Cognition and Plasticity"
*Max Planck Research Group "Adaptive Memory"
*Max Planck Research Group "Early Social Cognition"
*Max Planck Research Group "Language Cycles"
* Otto Hahn Group "Neural Bases of Intonation in Speech and Music"
*Max Planck Research Group "Pain Perception"
*Research Group "Social Stress and Family Health"



Special interest for specific experimental methods


(you may indicate more than one, if applicable)








University education and previous knowledge


*University
*Major subject
Minor subject
*Semester



Grade of diploma achieved so far:


*Intermediate exam / Bachelor / Intermediate examination
*Grade
*Date of graduationmonth day year
*Diploma / Master / Magister
*Grade
*Date of graduationmonth day year



Which languages do you speak?


Please list the language(s) and judge your own knowledge on a scale of 1 to 7
(1 = basic knowledge, 7 = spoken and written fluently)

Language 1
Language 2
Language 3
Language 4



Please list all classes you have attended which are of relevance to the work at our institute (e.g., from the fields of neuroscience, cognitive psychology, neuroanatomy, psychophysiological methods, psycholinguistics, and developmental psychology). Please indicate the general field, the exact topic, the type of class (lecture, seminar...) and (if applicable) the finale grade (1 = excellent, 6 = failed, no = no grade was given or is available at the moment).

General FieldTopicTypeGrade





Computer skills


*Have you ever worked with a computer?
*If so, for how long (years)?

*How do you judge your own computer skills?




In the following questions, you may check more than one answer.

How did you acquire your computer skills?

On what occasions do you use a computer?

What do you use a computer primarily for?






What operation system(s) / type(s) of computer are you familiar with?







If you have any programming knowledge, indicate in which programming language.








Do you have any experience using statistics software?



Do you have any experience using acoustic analysis software?




Do you have any experience using stimulus presentation software?




Do you have any experience in the analysis of experimental data?





Practical and work experience


Do you have any practical experience conducting ...




Have you previously had an internship? If so, where and when?

Have you ever worked as a tutor, teaching assistant etc.?
If so, please explain briefly the type of work you did, and state the institute / university you worked at and for how long.

Do you have any other practical experience that might be relevant for your application for an internship, such as university courses, par- time jobs etc.?



File upload (PDF)


*CV incl. photo
*Letter of motivation (1 page)
Certificates/references



Additional information








Date: 08/09/2020





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