Internships for PhD Students

Find out more about our 3 month 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 may sometimes offer placements for students who are enrolled on a research degree under the Doctoral Training Partnership programme funded by Research Councils including (but not exclusive to) BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, AHRC, MRC and NERC.

These internships will be full-time, for 3 months and are funded via a stipend from the DTP. UKRI students (or students funded by the constituent research councils) need to obtain the grant holder’s written permission to undertake the placement, outlining any funding arrangements, before a position can be offered.

Please note there is no formal agreement in place between RI and UKRI, and each placement will be reviewed by the grant holder and approved at their discretion.

The Ri currently offers opportunities for interns to work within our Digital Media team throughout the year and sometimes offers internships to assist with specific projects. Recent examples have included assisting with the CHRISTMAS LECTURES, the Big Bang Fair or assisting our Masterclass Programme

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

Current intern vacancies

The current Covid19 crisis has forced us to pause our recruitment for a while.

If you have applied for one of our recently advertised PhD internships (Digital, Education and Christmas Lectures), please bear with us. We will contact you with an update over the coming months when we have a clearer idea of when we can resume our activities and whether we are in a position to offer the placements in the Autumn/winter.

For more information 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.

Kate Rogerson was our Programmes Assistant for the 2018 CHRISTMAS LECTURES series 'who am i?'  with Alice Roberts 

Matt Greenwell was our Digital Intern in autumn 2018 where he produced social media, video and audio content, including this video on Genetics True or False.

Sarah Madden was our Media Assistant for the 2017 CHRISTMAS LECTURES series 'the language of life' with neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott.

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

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

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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 funding via their DTP or Research Council. Please check your eligibility with your university placements officer before applying. 

You will need to obtain the grant holder’s written permission to undertake the placement, outlining any funding arrangements, before a position can be offered.

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

 

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