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Professional Internships for PhD Students

Placements in BBSRC Swindon Office.

Call status: Closed
Next application deadline: TBC

A key component of our Doctoral Training Partnership programme (DTP) is the Professional Internship for PhD Students (PIPS) – a 3-month integrated placement to provide DTP PhD students the opportunity to carry out a work placement unrelated to their doctoral research during their PhD. Such experience is important both to help early career researchers understand the context of their research and to expose them to the range of opportunities in which they can apply their PhD skills and training after they graduate.

3-month placements are available at BBSRC Swindon Office for students to undertake their PIPS and gain experience of working in:

Placements

The following placements are available for 2013/14:

Number of awards

Up to 8 placements per year are available at BBSRC.

Eligibility

This scheme is open to all BBSRC-DTP PhD students.

How to apply

Placements are awarded competitively.

Submit a completed application form, which has been approved by your PIPS coordinator or training grant holder, to pips@bbsrc.ac.uk.

Additional information can be found in the below guidance notes.

Application downloads

Application form (DOCX 69KB)

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Guidance notes (PDF 65KB)

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E-report guidance notes (PDF 48KB)

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Assessment

Assessment is via a two-stage process:

  1. Written applications: Applicants who are successful at this stage will then be invited to stage two
  2. Interview day: Interviews will be held on 21 August 2013