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.

To apply to the program, scan the QR Code below or click HERE.

Summer Internship Program Application

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There are many diverse diabetes research projects and initiatives at the DDI covering topics such as and T1DM, T2DM, 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).

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.

InternshipTimelineApplications OpenApplication Deadline
SummerJune 9 – August 8February 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.

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.


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 Sector Medical Sector
1. Genetics & Bioinformatics1. Diagnostic & Imaging Center
2. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology2. Nutrition
3. Immunology & Microbiology3. Clinical Laboratory
4. Population Health4. Pharmacy
5. Bioenergetics5. Education & Training
6. Podiatry
8. Clinical Research


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)


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


Phone: 22242999 Ext: 4461

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