Baltic Science Network Mobility Programme for Research Internships (BARI)

BARI stands for Baltic Science Network Mobility Programme for Research Internships.

BARI offers summer research internships with appropriate academic training across the Baltic Sea Region to students with interest in Life Sciences, Photon & Neutron Science and Welfare State.

During their internship, students will assist in research and lab work for a proposed project. They will be hosted by research groups, laboratories, and doctoral students who wish to strengthen their ties within the Baltic Sea Region (defined as members of the Council of the Baltic Sea States: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Russia and the observer member Belarus) by hosting a motivated and well-qualified student. Successful applicants will receive a scholarship to help cover living expenses and travel costs. Funding is available for a period of up to three months Working language will be English.

Who can apply?

To apply for an internship placement for summer 2020 you must:

be currently enrolled at a university/college in a country of the Baltic Sea Region as a full-time student in the field of Life Sciences, Photon & Neutron Science, Welfare State or related field.

  • be an undergraduate who will have completed at least 1 year of a degree programme by the start of the internship placement, or a master student
  • prove that you will maintain your undergraduate status after the internship has taken place

Internship duration

You can realize your internship between 1st June and 16 October 2020 for a duration of up to 12 weeks (minimum stay of two weeks and maximum stay of 12 weeks).


What documents do you need?

All documents should be submitted in a PDF format.

  1. Motivation (cover) letter for each project you apply for
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. List of courses, as a supplement to the official transcript, you will have completed by the time the internship begins (please only list courses that are relevant for the chosen internship)
  4. Up-to-date official university/college transcript
  5. Verification / certificate of enrollment (see the FAQs below for more information)
  6. Letter of reference from a senior academic (holds at least a PhD degree) in your field of study from your home university. Please enter in the online form name and email address of your referee. The referee receives automatically an email with a link to upload his letter to your application.
  7. English knowledge of B2 level, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). A language certificate is not required. However, if possible, you could provide a document/reference issued by your university or professor certifying your knowledge of English. This is a valuable information for your host. 

Please note:

  • Only complete applications will be passed to the internship providers.
  • You may be contacted by the internship provider to discuss any question related to the application.

What does the scholarship include?

Local language skills are not required for most positions, but it would be helpful in order to manage everyday life. The working language will be English unless otherwise specified in the project description.

Various institutions and organizations contribute to the financing of the internships. Depending on the funder of the respective scholarship the amount and conditions might vary. Generally, the funding will include:

  • a monthly stipend of at least 600 EUR to cover student’s every day costs;
  • a student’s travel subsidy to foreign country of the Baltic Region of 300 EUR.

Please note that the scholarship does not include health, accident or personal liability insurance. These should be carried out by your own.


  1. The internship database is open between 29th February and 31th March 2020
  1. All applications have to be submitted by 31th March 2020 online (11:59 pm CET – Central European Time).
  2. All letters of recommendation have to be submitted by 6th April 2020 (11:59 pm CET – Central European Time).

More information, application instructions and link to the application portal is available here:

You can also contact  for more information about the mobility programme.


    Ellen Chkhitadze
    Date of addition
    27 February 2020