Skills & careers

RCUK policy internships for MRC students

RCUK policy internships provide an opportunity for MRC-funded PhD students to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations.

Information on future deadlines will be updated shortly.‚Äč

Summary

RCUK policy internships provide an opportunity for MRC-funded PhD students to work for three months in one of a selected group of parliamentary and non-parliamentary organisations. The student will be expected to produce a briefing paper, participate in a policy inquiry and/or organise a policy event.

Host organisations with availability for MRC-funded students in this round include:

Information on the internship opportunities available with these partners can be found on the RCUK website.

Funding

For MRC students, the required costs (stipend extension, travel and accommodation where required) should be provided through the local MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Supplement or other funds. No further supplements will be provided by MRC to support successful internships.

For successful applicants, the Research Organisation should extend the studentship duration by three months to accommodate this internship.

Eligibility

Internships are available to all current Research Council funded PhD students. MRC-eligible students are those who receive at least 50% of their funding from MRC and have been registered as MRC-funded students on JeS by their Research Organisation.

Internships must start before the end of the funded period of the studentship.

How to apply

All students seeking to undertake an RCUK policy internship are required to complete the application form below for their preferred host organisation. Please note, only one application can be submitted by each applicant.

Information on future deadlines will be updated shortly.

Please refer to the guidance notes for applicants prior to completing the application form.

Further information

Research Council Policy internships

Contact:

The Research Council policy internships are being coordinated by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) on behalf of all Research Councils. Questions about the internship should be addressed to NERC Studentships & Training Awards Group: stag@nerc.ac.uk