Life Sciences Internship at a Water Environment and Urban System Laboratory

Current master's students interested in organic and analytical chemistry in the context of aquatic pollution are invited to apply for a paid internship. Participants will work at a water environment and urban system lab in Paris, France. The deadline is on Friday 15th January 2021.

The internship is provided by, a web platform where companies and organisations can offer their internship vacancies to individuals seeking international opportunities.

Participants interested in developing skills in chemistry and physics will work on a project that studies how micro-pollutants are retained in an aquatic environment.

The main objective of this internship is to set-up the most appropriate method to measure the biodegradation of organic micro-pollutants in a situation as close as possible to the field conditions.

After a review of scientific literature, the degradation kinetics of pollutants such as PAHs or bisphenol-A will be determined in reed planted columns using hydraulic regime comparable to that of that in situ.

Ideal candidates are in their second year of a master programme in engineering or chemistry.

Knowledge of urban hydrology, analytical chemistry and organic chemistry tools are necessary. Interns will receive a monthly compensation of €600.

Applicants should provide their CV and cover letter to

The deadline is on Friday 15th January 2021.


Main Criteria

Candidates should demonstrate at least B1 level skills in English and French. Applicants should be currently pursuing a master’s degree.

Good knowledge of analytical chemistry and organic chemistry tools in aquatic or porous environments is required.

Find out more here.

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