Microbiology Internship

Sanfoundry offers internships in "Microbiology". Read the complete details below regarding the internship requirements, eligibility criterior and the application process.

Pre-requisite / Skillset for Microbiology Internship

1. Intern must have basic knowledge on biomolecules and biological membranes.

2. Should be aware of fundamental principles of bioenergetics and metabolism.


3. Must be familiar with basics of microbiology.

4. Understanding microbiological growth and control of microorganisms.

5. Must be able to apply the knowledge of microbial synthesis of nanomaterials.

6. Should be familiar with the basic concepts of biochemistry and pathways involved in metabolism.


7. Must be aware of characteristics of microbes and microbial synthesis of nanomaterials.

8. Should be able to carry out various microbiological techniques like staining and isolation very well.

9. Ability to identify microbes.

10. Require detailed knowledge on various sterilization techniques.


11. Must be aware of principles of microbiology to emphasize structure and biochemical aspects of various microbes.

12. Should be able to solve the problems in microbial infection and their control.

Microbiology Internship Test

Intern has to take Microbiology internship test in which they will be asked 50 multiple-choice questions. They have to score grade A or A* on this test to be eligible for the internship. Here’s a sample set of questions on the Microbiology topic.

1. Bdellovibrios come under which group of microorganisms?
(A) Viruses
(B) Bacteria
(C) Fungi
(D) Algae
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Answer: B
Explanation: Bdellovibrios are bacteria that are predatory on other bacteria. They have the ability to cause diseases or are pathogenic for other microorganisms.

2. According to Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, prokaryotes that lack a cell wall belong to the group?
(A) Gracilicutes
(B) Firmicutes
(C) Tenericutes
(D) Mendosicutes
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Answer: C
Explanation: Tenericutes are prokaryotes that lack a cell wall. Gracilicutes are prokaryotes with a complex cell-wall structure characteristic of Gram-negative bacteria. Firmicutes are prokaryotes with a cell wall structure characteristic of Gram-positive bacteria and Mendosicutes are prokaryotes that show evidence of an earlier phylogenetic origin.

3. Which part of the light microscope controls the intensity of light entering the viewing area?
(A) Coarse adjustment screw
(B) Fine adjustment screw
(C) Diaphragm
(D) Condenser lens
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Answer: C
Explanation: On the condenser is mounted a shutter like an apparatus called the diaphragm which opens and closes to permit more or less light into the viewing area. Condenser lens just helps in condensing the light rays. Coarse and fine adjustment screws are used for focusing under different power lens.

4. Which of the following techniques are used in Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) for examining cellular structure?
(A) Negative-Staining
(B) Shadow Casting
(C) Ultrathin Sectioning
(D) Negative-Staining, Shadow Casting, Ultrathin Sectioning, Freeze-Etching
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Answer: D
Explanation: Numerous techniques are available for use with electron microscopy which extends its usefulness in characterizing cellular structure. Some of them are Negative-Staining (which increases the electron opacity of surrounding), Shadow Casting (helps in producing three-dimensional structure of the object), Ultrathin Sectioning and Freeze-Etching.

5. Which of the following is the example of Gram-negative bacteria?
(A) Lactobacillus
(B) Eschericia coli
(C) Staphylococcus aureus
(D) Bacillus subtilis
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Answer: B
Explanation: Eschericia coli is an example of Gram-negative bacteria. Others are all examples of Gram-positive bacteria.

Practice the full set of Microbiology Multiple Choice Questions before applying for the internship.

How to apply for the Microbiology Internship

1. Read the Sanfoundry Internship FAQs

2. Take the Microbiology Internship Test

3. Submit the Internship Application Form

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