FAQ of internship students

How and how long can I stay for an internship?

Usually interns stay for arround 2 to 5 months with us. Overall your stay duration will depend on your own time and possibility to support yourself or be supported by your university/institution.

What will I be doing?

We have several sub-projects running in parallel, which require help with data collection and/or analysis. Any other useful skills (writing, programming, other software related skills) are also appreciated. In particular, we appreciate and welcome your own initiative to explore ideas within the framework of the project’s goal and the time you are able to spend with us. If your internship is promoted by your university/institution you might be required to write a report about your experience with us. Other writing tasks could involve your participation in publications, which will be decided by mutual agreement.

What do we offer you?

We offer to share/teach you skills (behavioral coding, statistical analysis), add an experience to your CV at the least, but also the chance for co-authorship and a a letter of recommendation. It is not unusual given mutual match and interest, to consider you as a future colleague for a PhD student position.

  1. How can I find an accommodation?

This will primarily depend on your own decision, but where possible we will help. The dormitory of the ELTE university occasionally offers rooms to our guest students for a relatively low price, so let us know if you are interested in the possibility.

Can I come with my dogs to the department?

As an institute working with dogs, we rely on frequent visits by owners and their dogs for our experiments, and so it is also customary for our colleagues to be allowed to bring their pets at work. It is however crucial to know the difference between the official and unofficial rules regarding dog presence at the department. Officially dogs cannot walk unleashed in the university building, nor use the common elevators. We also cannot guarantee to foreign visitors that it will be easy to find acommodations where dogs are allowed, nor is to be taken for granted that a steadily increasing number of dogs in the department will be a situation free of dog-on-dog conflicts (so your honest estimation is required and we reserve the right to ask you leave your dog at home if problems arise). While pets are usually welcome, consider therefore carefully if during your visit you need to take along your dog, and outweigh the risks and problems that could arise for you, your dog and the ease with which to transport and house your self and your pet.