Professional Internships for PhD Students

Find out more about our 12 week internships for PhD Students

  • 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

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 Research Councils including the BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, AHRC, MRC and NERC.

These internships are full-time, for 12 weeks and are funded via a Stipend from the DTP.

The Ri currently offers two regular internships between October and January every year, to deliver the world famous CHRISTMAS LECTURES. We also take on an intern to work within our Digital Media team and may be able to offer placements at other times of the year if we have suitable projects available.

If you wish to discuss undertaking your PhD internship with the Ri, please get in touch via recruitment@ri.ac.uk.  

Current intern vacancies

We are not actively recruiting for any interns but we may be looking for an Intern to work in our Digital Media team in the near future. Please check back here for more information or contact our Recruitment team at recruitment@ri.ac.uk.

Hear from past interns

Meet our past 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.

Expand your skills with a PIP

Read the Science Magazine article on the career benefits of expanding your skills through a professional internship

Eligibility

These opportunities are only open to those PhD students eligible for a Stipend via their DTP or Research Council. Please check your eligibility with your university placements officer before applying.

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

 

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