Professional Internships for PhD Students

Find out more about our three month placements offered as part of the BBSRC Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS) scheme.

  • CHRISTMAS LECTURES assistant Michelle Reeve working behind the scenes for the 2014 series with Danielle George.

    CHRISTMAS LECTURES assistant Michelle Reeve working behind the scenes for the 2014 series with Danielle George

    Credit: Paul Wilkinson

Professional Internships for PhD Students

The Ri offers placements for students who are enrolled on a research degree under the Doctoral Training Partnership programme funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).  The placement is termed a Professional Internship for PhD Students (PIP).

The PIPs usually last for three months and are full-time. The Ri currently offers two regular PIPs between October and January, however where we are able to offer placements at other times of the year provided that we have suitable projects available. If you wish to discuss undertaking your PIP with the Ri, please get in touch via recruitment@ri.ac.uk.  

Current Intern Vacancies

BBSRC PIPS - Digital Intern

Full term (35 hours per week) 3 month internship 

Hear from past interns

Meet our past BBSRC interns and read about their experiences on our blog.

Jim Whiting was our Media Assistant and Abby Guillermo our Demo Assistant for the 2015 series 'How to survive in space' with space medicine expert Kevin Fong.  

Michelle Reeve was the Demo Assistant for the 2014 series 'How to hack your home' with electrical engineer Danielle George.

Eligibility

Please note: This opportunity is only open to those PhD students eligible for the BBSRC Professional Internship for PhD Students (PIPS) scheme.

When submitting an application for a BBSRC placement, please ensure that you complete and return a Recruitment Monitoring form

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