The Research Council Policy Internships Scheme provides the opportunity for Research Council-funded PhD students to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations. The scheme is run by NERC on behalf of all Research Councils.
Next funding opportunity
Call status: Open
Next application deadline: 16:00 on 01 September 2016
The Research Councils organise internships for current Research Council-funded PhD students to work at partner host organisations on one or more policy topics relevant to both the student and the host. The student will be expected to produce at least one briefing paper, participate in a policy inquiry and/or organise a policy event.
Internships are awarded to both parliamentary and non-parliamentary organisations.
Hosting Partners for EPSRC-funded students are:
How to apply
Applicants should complete the online application form. Applicants must also upload three documents before submitting their application; (i) A CV, (ii) A signed Funding and Permissions Form (see below) and (iii) A policy briefing. For further information, applicants are advised to read the guidance and host partner information documents provided below.
If you are having trouble accessing the online application form, please contact the NERC studentships and Training Award Group for an alternative version of this form.
Assessment of applications is a two stage process: there will be an assessment of the written application and applicants successful at this stage will be invited to interview. Both stages of the assessment process will be undertaken by the host organisation.
Please note, only one application can be submitted by each applicant. The applicant must specify within their application which host organisation they wish to undertake an internship with and bear in mind any organisation specific guidance provided when preparing their application.
Background and all documents relating to the application process can be found at http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/skills/policy-internships-scheme/.
The Research Council Policy Internships Scheme is being coordinated by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) on behalf of all Research Councils. Questions about the internship should be addressed to the NERC Studentships & Training Awards Group.