General Information

A alternative way of doing your internship

The Genomics Student Lab is a research training lab by and for students, where the university is linked directly to non-academic entities in the life sciences sector.

Lab set-up

  • 10-15 students + 1 full-time supervisor + many ad-hoc UvA experts
  • Master, Bachelors and HBO students
  • The students jointly run the lab and their projects
  • Project topics often come from life sciences companies, non-academic institutes such as the RIVM


  • Students can start their training at the beginning of February each year (exceptions exist - inquire)
  • MSc internships: at least 5 months, BSc internships: at least 5 months
  • Possibility for: wet-lab (laboratory) internships, dry-lab (bioinformatics) internships or a combination of both


  • Possibly gain experience with a project driven by a non-academic partner
  • Gain experience in R&D and with non-academic researchers
  • Preparation for a career outside academia
  • Experience with multi-disciplinary project work and availability of various experts
  • Learn to deal with (new) own responsibilities in project work
  • Get acquainted with life sciences research
  • Opportunity to help shape the direction of research with their your ideas
  • "Personal awareness" about skills, aspirations, educational focus and career choices
  • A distinctive educational edge compared to other students