Internships in our group are in principle possible throughout the year for a duration of minimum two months.

Why would you want to do an internship with us?

  • Gain experience working in research
  • Dive deeply into interesting topics
  • Join an enthusiastic group

Guidelines for research interns

The applicant must
1. be capable of contributing to the work of our group and agree to a commitment for a duration of at least two months.
2. submit a complete application, including a cover letter, copies of transcripts and CV.
3. have at least one (preferably two) academic references send letters on their behalf by email.
4. be interviewed by video call to ensure that he/she is a good fit for the group.
5. secure sufficient funding to cover all expenses associated with their stay at the Ruhr University in Bochum. We will not be able to pay a stipend or cover any expenses whatsoever.
6. make their own arrangements for visa, travel and accommodation.

If you would like to apply for an internship in our group please send your application to

The Institut für Neuroinformatik (INI) is a central research unit of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. We aim to understand the fundamental principles through which organisms generate behavior and cognition while linked to their environments through sensory systems and while acting in those environments through effector systems. Inspired by our insights into such natural cognitive systems, we seek new solutions to problems of information processing in artificial cognitive systems. We draw from a variety of disciplines that include experimental approaches from psychology and neurophysiology as well as theoretical approaches from physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and applied computer science, in particular machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision.

Universitätsstr. 150, Building NB, Room 3/32
D-44801 Bochum, Germany

Tel: (+49) 234 32-28967
Fax: (+49) 234 32-14210