BIOCIENCES INTERNSHIPS for young people (13 to 17 years old)

The STELLARIA MINI INTERNSHIPS take place in fortnightly blocks (*) during the months of JULY and AUGUST  (subject to having 4 or more subscribers each fortnight).

(*)   two sequential weeks of 5 days each: Monday to Friday, from 8.30AM to 4.30PM 


Please note that arrival time may be as early as 8.10 AM, and pick up time from 5 to 6.30PM will be subject to an additional charge of €5 per 30 mins, as per our T&Cs.


The central theme is Marine biotechnology, focusing on Algae (Phycology) and aquaculture

explored through project learning methodology


The activities allow participants to develop skills in the following areas 

  • Applied biology (Phycology, Malacology, Ichthyology, etc.)

  • Marine biotechnology

  • Bioinformatics

  • Biochemistry

  • Microbiology

  • Algae culture 

  • Applied Mathematical Modeling

  • Aquaculture

  • Hydroponics and Aquaponics

  • Ecology and Management of Natural Resources 

  • Project planning and management

  • Scientific and laboratory design

  • and...lots of Creativity


Outlining a project (even a simple project) requires learning.

A PROJECT is a well-defined plan of the set of actions, materials and human capital necessary to achieve a final result (objective) with meaning and value, whether for the person who designs the project, for the team or for other people.

Having to work on a project from start to finish helps to acquire and improve, for example, the skills of:

  • Note

  • investigation

  • organization

  • reflection 

  • creativity

  • independence

  • leadership

and simultaneously stimulates team spirit and sharing, critical analysis, and the capacity for synthesis and public presentation.

Minimum number of participants: 4

Maximum number of participants: 10