Research internships ("Forskar-AT")
A research internship (in Swedish forskar-AT) provides financial support for a period of research during a clinical internship (in Swedish allmäntjänstgöring; AT). Conducting research at KI is a requirement for a research internship block.
About research internships
A research internship allows intern doctors to combine their regular clinical internship (18-21 months) with up to 12 months of research. The intern then takes leave from his or her clinical practice to do research at KI, and KI reimburses the department for the salary cost (a flat rate). The block begins and ends with clinical practice and the research period is inserted between the clinical education sections (thus adding 12 months of research to the internship).
Research internships are available for the university’s doctoral students and PhDs actively engaged in research at KI. Please note, that to be eligible for the internship, applicants must have necessary knowledge in the Swedish, Danish or Norwegian language.
Calls for application
Calls for research internship applications are issued twice a year. Find out more about calls for research internship applications.
Salary during the research period and current flat-rate payments
Salaries during the research period at KI are negotiated with and paid by the department in which the research is taking place. The department is then reimbursed with a flat-rate sum disbursed by KI, after a requisition form and KI’s employment contract for the research period in question have been submitted to Kia Olsson, firstname.lastname@example.org, Grants Office, KI.
The flat-rate payments are related to the level of the contracted salaries for doctoral students and medical PhDs, and adjusted upwards in the event of any changes in KI’s salary ladder for doctoral studentships. The rate also includes remuneration for salary-related costs (LKP) and the department’s indirect costs (INDI).
Wage negotiations for those disputed are made with the respective institution.
PhD students will normally follow the local collective agreement for doctoral students.
Queries regarding the application process:
HR consultant, Karolinska University Hospital: Elisabeth Hagsten
Queries regarding how applications are assessed:
Chair of the research internship steering group: Catharina Larsson
Head of internships, Karolinska University Hospital: Lotta Renström Koskela
Queries regarding scheduling:
Karolinska University Hospital: HR consultant Elisabeth Hagsten
Danderyd Hospital: Director of internship studies Anthony Jilert
Söder Hospital: Section manager HR Susanne Karlsson
Capio St Göran: Head of internships at the surgery unit Mattias Kronudd
Other queries regarding internships:
Karolinska University Hospital: Lotta Renström Koskela, head of internships
Danderyd Hospital: Anthony Jilert, director of internship studies
Söder Hospital: Christina Almkvist-Osterman, head of internships
Capio S:t Göran: Christopher Tägström, director of internship studies
Queries regarding funding requisitions or flat-rate payments: