Internship Program

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This program is designed to enhance intellectual development and give Panamanian students real-world experience working along side professionals here at STRI. Panamanian candidates who meet the program requirements follow the same application guidelines as for the General Internship program, starting by finding a suitable mentor from the list of scientific staff, research associates or projects listed on the bulletin board (links).


February 15, June 15 and September 15.


  • Panamanian nationality
  • Enrolled or graduated from a Panamanian universities
  • For undergraduate students (Licenciatura): currently registered in the last year of their degree
  • For recent graduates: most have obtained their degree no more than 2 years previous to the application deadline
  • For Master’s level students: currently registered as Master’s student at a Panamanian university


Monthly stipend of $1,000 US to cover room and board. There is a small travel allowance for relocation and to purchase a health insurance for the duration of the internship.


Three months with potential of an extension for an additional three months (total appointment of 6 months). The extension depends upon the performance and results of the intern and interest of the mentor.

Program dates:

Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the program approximately 6-8 weeks after each application deadline. Internships usually begin approximately two months after notification of acceptance into the program, but the start date is flexible.

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