For many years BITS has offered internships to post-graduate students.
These were based on a dual approach. Interns conducted both day to day
duties at the center and a research project of their own. All our
experience tells us that 3-6 month internships were a reasonable
timespan for most of the interns to finish the latter.
we can no longer offer these internships. Unpaid internships for
students have been limited by law to a length of up to three months.
Interships exceeding this need to be paid for. Since allmost all work
at BITS is voluntary and unpaid for reasons of insufficient financial
ressources, we can’t afford to pay for interships. We also
don’t believe it would be a good idea to ask our interns to do
primarily technical and organisational work and no research project. We
regret this devlopment.