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 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 12 weeks and are funded via a Stipend from the DTP.

The Ri currently offers opportunites for interns to work within our Digital Media team throughout the year and sometimes offers internships to assist with specific projects like the CHRISTMAS LECTURES or the Big Bang Fair. 

If you wish to discuss undertaking your PhD internship with the Ri, please get in touch via  

Current intern vacancies

Masterclass Intern -end of September to December 2019

For more information contact our Recruitment team at

Hear from past interns

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

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 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 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


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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