Students with the best performance in the IScAI 2012 will have the possibility of pursuing a hands-on laboratory project at a partner company or scientific institution in Europe or America, working with an experienced instrumentation team. Collaborating high-tech companies or scientific institutions hosting IScAI students will provide all required laboratory equipment and assign tutors who will supervise the progress of the students during their internship. The duration of these laboratory projects will be about three months (from September to mid December)

In the past, centres that have offered internship projects to IScAI students include:

- University of Florida (UF) – Gainesville, Florida, USA.

- Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) – Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid, Spain.

- Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) – México D.F. / Ensenada, Mexico.

- Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE) – Tonantzintla, Puebla, Mexico.

- Centro de AstroBiología (CAB) – Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain.

- Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA) – Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain.

- Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING) - La Palma, S/C de Tenerife, Spain.

- GMV – Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain.

- NTE-SENER – Cerdanyola del Vallés, Barcelona, Spain.

- LIDAX – Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain.

- FRACTAL SLNE (in colaboration with UCM)– Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid, Spain.

- EADS Astrium Crisa – Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain.

- IDOM - Bilbao, Spain.