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UKRI Policy Internships Scheme

The Policy Internships Scheme provides the opportunity for doctoral students funded by the research councils of UK Research and Innovation to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations.

Next funding opportunity:

  • Call status: Open
  • Call opening date: 18 June 2019
  • Call closing date: 12 August 2019

Summary

The research councils organise the Policy Internships Scheme for current research council-funded doctoral students to work at host partner 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, or equivalent piece of work. Internships are available with a number of parliamentary departments, government departments and non-governmental bodies, learned societies and other organisations.

Eligibility

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 2020 and students must be able to start their internship before the end of their funded period of study.

For more details regarding the scheme and how to apply, please visit: https://www.ukri.org/skills/policy-internships-scheme/.

Contact

The Policy Internships Scheme is being coordinated by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) on behalf of all Research Councils. Questions about the scheme should be addressed to the NERC Research Careers Team: researchcareers@nerc.ukri.org.

Fri 28 Jun 2019, 12:18

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