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Sofia Lenskikh, UCT Prague, ročník 3

Faculty Faculty of Food Technology and Biochemistry
Field of study Food technology
Field of internship Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Specialization of InternshipBiotechnology
Internship period (from - to) 1.7.2019 - 9.8.2019
Internship duration (weeks) 6
Transport (means, price) bus, about 25 euro
Insurance/Insurance company Maxima
Visa/Work permit (yes/no) NO
Price of Visa -
City of Internship Zobrazit místo na mapě  Poland, Lodz
Internship reference number PL-2019-PLO074

About the country

Location of the place

Lodz University of Technology is the one of the biggest technical universities in Poland. The university is cituated near the city centre.


Lodz is situated in the Central Poland, in 120 km from Warsaw.

Surroundings (possible trips, ...)

From Lodz you can go to Warsaw, Wroclaw, Krakow and Gdansk. Also you can travel to the other European countries (for example, Germany and Austria). The tickets to the bus costs from 5 euro.



I had my internship in the Lodz University of Technology, in the Institute of General Food Chemistry.

Work description

I was in of a project team working on the following projects:
- designing an electrochemical method system for determining tryptophan solution,
- molecular modeling of drug-protein and DNA interactions.
We used the methods fluorescent and phosphorent spectroscopy to analyse the interactions between lipase from A. niger and substrate.

Salary (sufficient for local conditions?)

The salary was 850 PLN (200 euro) per month, which is sufficient for the basic thing (of course not for traveling or so :) )

Language requirements

English was enough for work, but it will be useful tu learn some Polish words (for me it was quite easy to understand Polish, because I can speak Czech and Russian :) )

Accommodation (price, who provided it)

The University provided the accomodation in the dormitory Tygry. The accomodation was ok, nothing really special, but ok. There is two people in the room, the bathrooms are two on the floor.

Social life

Meeting IAESTE members (pick-up at the airport, organized events...)

Everything was great!

Meeting other foreign students

There were 3 IAESTE Committees in Lodz, so in total there were more than 60 interns from all over the world! There was lots of meetings with them, also I have met lots of new people in Warsaw. I did not spent a lot of time with others (but just because I am not kind of "party girl" :) ), but everyone was nice :)

Sport and culture

Sport: There are lots of gyms in the city, I went to the FitFabric. It was a bit expensive for Poland, but the gym was very nice.There are also some spaces for the workout in the city (on the streets).

Culture: There is some muzeums and cinemas in the city. And also it is good to visit Manufaktura

Food, local specialties

To be honest, I did not try local food, but there are lots of restaurants with local cuisine and they are quite cheap.

Other information

Possibilites to communicate with the Czech Republic


Recommendations for students who will go to the same place

Try to travel all the time :)

What not to forget with you

Documents and some money for the start (you will have your salary after 3-4 weeks).

Benefits of the internship

I have met a lot of new people and I guess, I improved my English a bit :)

Cooperation with IAESTE in the foreign country

The local Comitee was very helpful and they solved my each and every problem :)

Overall experience with IAESTE

It was great experience, because I lived in anouther country and met a lot of great people!

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