UK Research & Innovation Internship Application 2020-2021 for UK Doctoral students.

Applications for 2020–2021 now open to doctoral students funded by the research councils of UK Research

and Innovation (AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC and STFC).

The Policy Internships Scheme allows candidates from the research councils of UK Research and Innovation to get invaluable policy experience, with an organisation of their choice.

Who is eligible to apply

This scheme is open to doctoral students funded by the Research Councils of UK Research and Innovation (AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC and STFC).

Internships will take place during 2021 and students must be able to start their internship before the end of their funded period of study.

POST will be recruiting 25 students in collaboration with the other Parliamentary hosts.

Funding

Internships are financially supported by the research councils and other sources.

Doctoral stipends and fees should continue to be paid by the research organisation throughout the three month internship period.

Where necessary, students can also claim for eligible travel and accommodation costs incurred during the internship up to a maximum limit of £2,400 per student.

The funding details for each research council are detailed in Annex A of the Applicant Guidance below.

DUTIES

The Policy Internships Scheme allows candidates from the research councils of UK Research and Innovation to get invaluable policy experience, with an organisation of their choice.

If POST is your first host choice and you’d like the opportunity to contribute to one of our POSTnotes, please make that clear in your application.

While fellows typically help us with the production of a POSTnote or POSTbrief, this unique opportunity to view the epicentre of policy-making from the inside

may also include a secondment to a select committee or to the House of Commons or House of Lords Libraries.

Fellows at POST will have the opportunity to produce their own POSTnote from start to finish.

This includes scoping the topic, conducting interviews with senior stakeholders from across academia, government, industry and the not-for-profit sector, drafting and editing.

By the end of their time at POST, our fellows will have learned how to write for policy-makers with balance, impartiality and succinctness.

They will also have developed a unique understanding of Westminster, forged important relationships with key stakeholders,

and delved into a novel and exciting topic of research.

How to apply – UK Research Innovation Internship

Applicants should complete the online application form. Applicants must also upload two documents as part of their application:

  • a signed funding and permissions form (see below)
  • a policy briefing.

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The applicant must specify within their application which host partner they wish to undertake an internship with

and bear in mind any organisation specific guidance available in the applicant guidance document when preparing their application.

UK Research Innovation Internship Download documents and forms

For more Information: Visit the webpage for UK Research Innovation Internship 2020-2021

UK Research & Innovation Internship Application

Deadline:16:00 on 10 September 2020

UK Research & Innovation Internship Application.

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