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School of Engineering Summer Research Internships

**Details below are for the expired 2017 scheme. News on any 2018 scheme will be posted here as soon as available**
The School of Engineering will be supporting up to 12 Undergraduate Summer Placements over the Summer 2017 vacation period.

The aim of the Scheme is to identify and develop researchers of the future. The eventual goal is to significantly grow the number of students studying for a postgraduate degree. However, regardless of whether a research career at the university is what you finally opt for, the internship will improve employability by developing experience and key skills such as problem solving, team working, and self discipline.

Successful applicants will also be enrolled on the URSS programme that provides training and mentoring as well as a certificate of achievement.

You may also apply to the URSS scheme directly. If you are successful in both schemes, you would need to accept one internship place and turn down the other.

Who is eligible?

Undergraduates from the University of Warwick are eligible if they are in their 2nd or 3rd year (full-time equivalent).

Who chooses the project?

The student and potential supervisor should choose the project outline before applying.

If you have a particular area of interest; approach relevant members of staff who have an interest in that area about the possibility of developing a project.If you have a broader range of interests, talk to your tutors and lecturers to see if they are looking for, or know anyone else who is looking for, a student to work on an internship project.

A full list of academic staff may be found here:

How much is the funding?

The award amount is up to £1600 per internship.

What is the funding for?

The award is to help with living costs and expenses associated with a research project and will be paid directly to the student.

The award cannot be used to purchase project-related equipment or services (e.g. laboratory consumables or other equipment, photocopying, library access cards).

It does not provide a salary.

When does the internship take place?

The internship must take place during the Summer Vacation (Sat 1 July - Sunday 1 October 2017). Successful applicants are encouraged to negotiate start and finish dates with their supervisor. It is possible to split the internship to allow for summer holidays. Internships should usually last a total of 8 full weeks, split if required.

How to apply

Once the potential supervisor and the student have agreed the project and people involved, each must complete the relevant application forms, linked on the right and top of this page.

A full application consists of: completed student application form, completed supervisor application form, completed risk assessment form.

Please read related guidance on the main URSS pages prior to submitting your application.