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Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

MRC funded students have access to internship opportunities with a range of non-academic organisations, including industry, science communication and policy agencies. Through these opportunities you will gain valuable work experience and transferable skills.

Have a look at what some of our students had to say about their internship experience:

Rosamund Clifford: Sheffield Hallam University Centre for Mass Spectrometry Imaging

“The placement was a great learning experience, both in terms of mastering new techniques and equipment, but also with regard to career aspirations. It was fascinating to learn about the diverse scientific questions and approaches being used to answer them. It also struck me as a very collaborative and encouraging research environment.”

Jack Paveley: Internship at APIS Assay Technologies Ltd.

"As well as inspiring me to work outside academia, APIS provided a vast number of insights I would not normally have expected to acquire during my PhD journey, and for which I am very thankful."

For more testimonials have a look here:


If you are an MRC-funded student interested in applying to any of these opportunities, please contact us at


Internship Opportunities:


NEW: Turing Internship Network

Applications for the Turing Internship Network are now open.  Please read the call document and the internship role descriptions carefully on the website before applying. To be considered, all applications must be completed and submitted by 21 June, 14:00 BST.

Key dates for prospective interns

  • 25 May 2022: Applications open
  • 21 June 2022: Applications close 
  • July 2022: Review stage
  • August 2022: Interviews take place
  • September 2022: Onboarding process/internship starts


The Royal Institution internships

The Royal Institution is world-renowned as the home of science and offer internships annually. Successful applicants join the Royal Institution's team of media producers and digital communication professionals for a 3-month placement to gain experience of digital media and science communication. There will be different start dates and flexibility for the right candidates. The roles are usually based in Central London so students may will be expected to base themselves within or near to London for the period of the placement. 

Applications for 2023 will open in the spring.


UKRI Policy Internships

As part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)’s postgraduate training portfolio, the UKRI Policy Internships scheme provides an opportunity for UKRI-funded doctoral students to undertake a three-month placement at one of a selected group of influential policy organisations.

Next funding opportunity: Opens August 2022