attract Skoltech's students for summer internship with your company
29 May - 23 July

The Industrial Immersion internship program is aimed at solving a short-term technological problem that Skoltech Master's students are implementing in partner companies.

Partner companies are industrial enterprises or organizations of the industrial sector, small innovative companies, Skolkovo ecosystem entities, industry institutes or organizations implementing projects of state support for business development.

The goal of the program is to provide Skoltech students with real-world, hands-on experience in the industrial sector, developing the knowledge and skills needed to achieve results through engineering and innovation.

  • free for
    Skoltech places students to companies on a pro bono basis and retains student's scholarship for internship period (any compensation to the students is at the company's discretion)
  • offline
    in company's premises
    Company provides students with equipped workplaces. Students' work in company's premises is essential to immerse students into the corporate culture and internal processes.
  • 8 weeks
    in summer
    June - July, 8 weeks,
    full-time, offline or blended mode (the latter is allowed in exceptional cases at the request of the company)
  • individually
    or in a team
    Group projects of 2-3 students are preferred, however, individual format
    is also possible
From Skoltech:
  • Student(s) of the relevant MSc program
  • Project Supervisor is a professor or a Skoltech Centre’s member who monitors project implementation and evaluates internships results
  • Program Coordinator is appointed for each MSc program and coordinates the program delivery.
  • Scholarship - Skoltech pays students a scholarship during the whole period of internship
  • Internship Agreement – a contract between the institute and the company on the terms and obligations relating to the arrangement of practical training
  • Support of Industrial Studies – head office for Industrial Immersion carrying out overall coordination of the internship program delivery. The team which supports companies throughout the whole process, addressing the related issues.
  • Travel and accommodation expenses – Skoltech covers the related expenses for non-Moscow placements within the Russian Federation
From company:
  • Technical task – a project for a student or a group of students focused on solving short-term research, operational or manufacturing tasks
  • Project Supervisor – company’s employee who sets the task, oversees project implementation, assesses student report and approves project poster
  • Workplace – an equipped workplace for a student in company’s office, lab or other premises related to the fulfilment of the project task.
  • Safety - provide students with safe work conditions. Instruct students on labor protection, safety measures, fire protection techniques, sanitary, epidemiological rules and hygienic standards.
  • Internship Agreement – a contract between the institute and the company on the terms and obligations relating to the arrangement of practical training. Template is provide by Skoltech.
  • Evaluation of internship results – assessment of the student's report (pass/fail), approval of the project poster and feedback on the internship outcomes (optional).
how it works
During Industrial Immersion program more than 1000 students have successfully implemented complex technological projects in companies. You are welcome to check on the projects from previous years:

till 31 March

till 31 March

Submission of applications from companies
till 31 March
till 31 March
Confirmation of applications by Skoltech.
Pool of summer projects is finalized.
till 19 May
till 19 May
Assignment of students to projects. Appointment of Project Supervisors from Skoltech.
till 26 May
till 26 May
Internship agreements are processed
Projects implementation in host companies
till 31 July
till 31 July
Acceptance and assessment of results
October 2023
Industry Day

This is a grand finale of the Internship, during which representatives of leading Russian companies gather at Skoltech, discuss cooperation between science and industry, analyze the best practices for interaction between companies and scientists, and introduce students to their proposals.

The main part of the program is a poster session, during which all participants of the Internship present their projects and answer questions from company representatives.

about Skoltech's students
Skoltech’s students are ones of the most desirable interns with a high chance of further employment in companies. They were trained by world-recognized scientists, posses good command of the English language and can solve complex tasks.
Hundreds of companies have already hosted Skoltech’s students for internships:
We've collected the most frequently asked questions about the industrial immersion – if you cannot find the answer to your question, we will be happy to respond to you directly. You can find our contacts at the end of the webpage.
Internship application
To apply for the internship, please fill in the online form:
contact us
We are happy to answer any questions - you can reach us at or at the contacts below
  • Zhanna Turubarova
    Head of Industrial Studies

    +7 (916) 288 37 88
  • Victoria Brighton
    Specialist of Industrial Studies

    +7 (982) 928 14 90