3 June - 26 July
12 ECTS credits
Industrial Immersion program is a short-term project in a company focused on a specific technological task. It provides Skoltech MSc students with a real-life, hands-on experience in the industrial sector, developing the knowledge and skills needed to achieve results through engineering and innovation.
  • companies

    Industrial enterprises or organizations of an industrial sector, start-ups, Skolkovo residents, R&D institutes.

  • 8 weeks in summer term

    June-July, full-time, offline

    5 days a week, 8 hours per day.


  • projects

    Assigned by Skoltech or self-initiated. Conducted in groups or individually depending on the project tasks.


  • location

    In Russia. Skoltech covers travel and accommodation mobility expenses for internships.

  • pro bono

    Industrial immersion is a compulsory element of MSc degree. Scholarship is secured for the internship period.


  • key contact

    Industrial Immersion Coordinator is a person who navigates you through the process, find yours here

how it works
During Industrial Immersion Skoltech students implement complex technological tasks in companies.

January - February

January - February

Students prepare CVs.

ISP course: Roadmap to Career Success is a great opportunity to master CV skills.
February - March
February - March

Skoltech collects companies proposals.

This is the time for students who plan a self-initiated project to submit the application.

March 24
March 24
Deadline to submit a self-initiated project for approval.

April -
April -
Students are assigned to projects: interviews with companies. Key contact is a program Industrial Immersion Coordinator.
June 3
June 3
Start of the Industrial Immersion. Registration in Canvas.
Projects implementation.
July 26
July 26
End of Industrial Immersion.
Submission of results: report and poster.

Skoltech Industry Day. Best Project Excellence Award (each program chooses one best project according to the criteria).

Industry Day is a grand conference that finalizes the results of the Industrial Immersion program bringing together on Skoltech campus representatives of technologically advanced businesses, scientists and students to network.
A few important things to map in mind:
  • 1
    Industrial Immersion revolves around a specific project at an industrial company or a startup. So, it cannot be at another academic institution. Exceptions are granted only to the industry research institutions.
  • 2
    Project selection:
    Skoltech will have a database of projects which students are assigned based on their CV and performance at Skoltech. The pool of projects/companies varies from year to year and cannot be predicted in advance. Students are also recommended to check out with research advisor regarding internship options.
  • 3

    A student can initiate a project with a company of his choice. It should be submitted before the deadline (March, 24) and approved by program. Industrial Immersion agreement with the host company is a must! It is a student responsibility to negotiate this with a host company.

  • 4


    In order to receive 12 ECTS credits, a student shoud submit a report and a poster. Both are to be submitted on the last day of the internship (the poster template will be provided well in advance). The poster presentation will take place during Industry Day in October.
  • 5
    - Organizational issues: industrial immersion coordinator is the person to be in touch regarding self-initiated projects, timeline, interviews with companies, and any changes on the process.
    - Project Implementation: project is supervised by 2 people - project supervisor from a company and project supervisor from Skoltech. The supervisors accept the results of internship and assess report and poster.
  • 6
    The companies will select students for projects based on their CVs and self-presentations/interviews. CV should be fine-tuned and showcase relevant experience, highlight skills and projects completed.
  • 7
    Master’s thesis in collaboration with a hosting company
    New knowledge, skills and experience
    Networking and connections with people from industry
    Employment prospectives and potential job offers
Industrial Immersion Coordinators by Program
  • Advanced Computational Science
    Alexandra Zdanovskaya
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
    Anna Matiushenko A.Matiushenko@skoltech.ru
  • Applied Computational Mechanics
    Alena Samokhina A.Samokhina@skoltech.ru
  • Data Science
    Maria Dronina
  • Energy Systems
    Materials Science
    Ekaterina Guseva E.Guseva@skoltech.ru
  • Engineering Systems
    Kseniia Benevolskaia
  • Internet of Things and Wireless Technologies

    Maria Kolotiy M.Kolotiy@skoltech.ru

  • Life Sciences
    Vera Rybko V.Rybko@skoltech.ru
  • Neuro track
    Life Sciences
    Natalia Podsosonnaya N.Podsosonnaya@skoltech.ru
  • Agro track
    Life Sciences

    Julia Baimler J.Baimler@skoltech.ru
  • Petroleum Engineering
    Natalia Kiani N.Kiani@skoltech.ru
  • Photonics and Quantum Materials
    Dmitry Krasnikov D.Krasnikov@skoltech.ru


Industrial Studies Team
Zhanna Turubarova
Head of Industrial Studies
Victoria Brighton
Senior Specialist of Industrial Studies
We are happy to answer any questions - reach out at internships@skoltech.ru
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