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Internship Program

DDI’s Summer Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for university students and recent graduates in Kuwait to learn first-hand what a think tank is all about.

The goal of the DDI Summer Internship Program is to provide students with a dynamic experiential internship in preparation for a career in Biomedical and Clinical research by developing core practice skills.

There are many diverse diabetes research projects and initiatives at the DDI covering topics such as and T1D, T2D, Gestational Diabetes, Diabetes complications, such as childhood and adolescent obesity and diabetes clinical trials. At DDI, interns will be supervised to work specifically on one of the approved on-going research projects but also have the opportunity to gain an overview of all the research activities and surveillance conducted at the Institute.

The specific duties of each DDI intern will vary depending on his/her placement within the research and medical units, but the following list provides an insight into the scope and breadth of the opportunities:   

  • Attendance at seminars, Journal club meetings attended by DDI staff to develop a deeper understanding of the current research projects;
  • Identification and application of research principles and practices
  • Develop an understanding of diabetes and related complications and integrated prevention.

The DDI offers to accommodate students from Biological Sciences background each year as a full-time for the period of 2 months in Summer (June & July).


Download our Internship Handbook to learn more about our programs.

Session Timelines & Application Deadlines

The DDI offers a 2 months internship during the year conducted only in summer. The start and end dates of the internship are as follows in the timelines (Refer table below).

The internship begins with first week of June including one day orientation and introduction to the DDI research labs and core facilities, 3 days teaching sessions on lab safety and quality procedures and followed by rotation with Biobank, Library & Research Core Facilities.  This opportunity will enable all interns to meet their fellow interns and the research and medical staff at the DDI Institute.

Starting from 2nd week, the interns will be assigned to join specific department allotted. Upon which, he/she will be supervised by the Head of the Department/ Supervisors.

InternshipInternship TimelineApplications OpenApplication Deadline
SummerJune – July (2 months)February 1April 30

Working hours

To ensure that the intern maximizes his/her experience at the DDI, the internship commitment is for 8 weeks as full time.  The working hours between 7.30 am to 3.00 pm from Sunday to Thursday.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must complete the online application form Internship Application Form and upload all documents requested before the deadline.

Please read the information on this page before submitting your application. 

Upon receipt of your application, the committee will review, and the selected applicants will be notified via email. We encourage all the applicant to apply online and DDI will NOT entertain any application either through email or in person.

Application

The applicant must choose one of the sectors, Upon the selection of sector you may prompt to choose 2 specializations out of which one will be assigned to you for your Internship as a field of specialization at DDI. Please refer below specializations.

Internship specializations

Research SectorMedical SectorOperations Sector
1. Genetics and Bioinformatics
2. Microbiology and Immunology
3. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
4. population Health
5. Animal and Imaging Core Facility
6. Special Services Facilities
1. Diagnostics Imaging Center(DIC)
2.Life Style
3. Clinical Services
4. Training and Education
5. DAFNE
6. Clinical Care Research & Trials
1. Geo Health

Requirements

In addition to the online application form, the applicant is required to submit the below documents mandatorily.

  1. Resume
  2. Copy of Academic Certificate
  3. Copy of Civil ID
  4. Copy of HBV titer (Hepatitis report)

Questions?

For questions regarding Internship program and registration, please contact the Internship Coordinator:

Email: summerinternship@dasmaninstitute.org

Phone: 22242999 Ext: 6066

Dr Veeramani Marimuthu
Manager Library, ROPM
Internship Coordinator