The ESRC student internship scheme provides current ESRC-funded PhD students with the opportunity to spend up to six months in a non-academic organisation within the public, civil society (voluntary) or private sector where they can work as part of a team involved with policy and practice development.
The internship scheme provides both student and host organisations with a clear set of benefits and contributes to the skills and professional development of PhD students.
Students can benefit from:
- networking within the policy arena
- transferable skills and knowledge
- time management skills
- report writing skills.
Hosts can benefit from:
- additional resources
- production of briefing papers
- adding to the organisation’s policy evidence base.
If you are an ESRC-funded student wishing to undertake an internship award during 2012, you will need to complete and return an application form for each of the host organisation(s) you wish to apply to by the closing date of 10 August 2012.
Application forms and project details for participating hosts are available using the host organisations links below.
Participating host organisations for the 2012 internships:
- Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC)
- Cabinet Office – Behavioural Insights Team
- Creative England
- Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
- HM Revenue and Customs
- Home Office
- Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS)
- Ministry of Justice
- The Scottish Government
- The Sentencing Council
- UK Border Agency
- Welsh Government
Internship holders receive a three month extension to their ESRC award (conditions apply), and will be able to claim for reasonable travel and accommodation costs (conditions apply).
End of Award Report
Students and host organisations must complete and submit an End of Award Report within three months of completing the internship.
- Julie Dunsby, Policy Support Officer
Telephone: 01793 413011
- Andrea Bond, Policy Support Manager
Telephone: 01793 413145
The RKE Operations team can help you with your application.