Professional Internships for PhD Students
Placements in BBSRC Swindon Office.
Call status: Closed
Next application deadline: TBC
A key component of our Doctoral Training Partnership programme (DTP) is the Professional Internship for PhD Students (PIPS) – a 3-month integrated placement to provide DTP PhD students the opportunity to carry out a work placement unrelated to their doctoral research during their PhD. Such experience is important both to help early career researchers understand the context of their research and to expose them to the range of opportunities in which they can apply their PhD skills and training after they graduate.
3-month placements are available at BBSRC Swindon Office for students to undertake their PIPS and gain experience of working in:
- corporate policy and strategy
- science and innovation policy
- public engagement
- project management
The following placements are available for 2013/14:
- Building the BBSRC impact evidence base
- Capturing the experiences and achievements of BBSRC-funded scientists across the career pipeline
- Early career research fellowships: understanding drivers and strategies underpinning success
- Engaging with national livestock industry groups: views on priority livestock diseases and their economic relevance
- Evaluating BBSRC's support for postdoctoral researchers
- External relations internship
- Food security internship
- Knowledge exchange and commercialisation internship
- Mapping the UK industrial biotechnology landscape
- Equality and diversity in STEM: Nature or nurture – is it a question of biology or the system?
- Review of BBSRC microbiology funding portfolio
- Understanding data sharing in the UK
- What happened then? Tracking the fate of projects in technology and resource development
Number of awards
Up to 8 placements per year are available at BBSRC.
This scheme is open to all BBSRC-DTP PhD students.
How to apply
Placements are awarded competitively.
Submit a completed application form, which has been approved by your PIPS coordinator or training grant holder, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information can be found in the below guidance notes.
Assessment is via a two-stage process:
- Written applications: Applicants who are successful at this stage will then be invited to stage two
- Interview day: Interviews will be held on 21 August 2013