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Internship Scheme

The URSS and Warwick Statistics Internship Scheme are 8 week programmes taking place in July and August. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work on cutting edge research in statistics, probability, or mathematical finance. You will have the chance to collaborate with staff (and potentially PhD students as well) in the department, be part of a global cohort of fellow interns, and gain first hand experience of what a PhD in the department might entail.

Accommodation and Support

You will receive a stipend (details below) to cover accommodation, living expenses and travel. We are not able to provide accommodation, but will be happy to point you to resources for short-term rental options in the local area.

Expected Outputs

You will be expected to produce a poster of your work throughout the internship. It should include an overview of the relevant academic literature, a reproducible description of your own work and methodology, as well as a report of obtained results. There is no formal assessment of the poster, though you can expect feedback from your supervisor. There will be a poster reception at the end of the internship at which interns are expected to present their work and results to each other, as well as graduate students and members of academic staff. Throughout the internship, your supervisor may also require you to produce written updates, or present your progress at group meetings.


With over 60 academic staff and around 20 research staff, the Statistics Department at Warwick is one of the largest in Europe. The department was ranked 16th in the world in the 2023 QS Subject Rankings. The breath and depth of our expertise allows us to offer an exciting array of projects inspired by the cutting edge of current research. Our profile page gives a flavour of some projects undertaken by previous interns.

Additional Events

In addition to working on your project with your supervisor(s), there will be weekly cohort-level activities, including academic talks and social gatherings. You will get the chance to meet members of staff additionally to your main supervisor, and will engage with current PhD students in the department to find out about our research environment.

Informal Enquiries

Please send informal enquiries to Richard Everitt ( ), Matthew Thorpe ( ), or Alice Corbella ( ).


Warwick Students

Internal Warwick candidates are eligible to apply to the Warwick Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) for internship funding. The URSS is open to all Warwick undergraduates and will fund interdisciplinary summer research and public engagement projects.

It is possible for successful URSS applicants based in the Statistics department to receive additional funding if they participate in the cohort activities on campus, in addition to the £1500 bursary they will receive from URSS.

A URSS application has to contain a detailed project specification. If you are interested in applying, you will need to develop this project together with a supervisor. Potential supervisors can be found from our staff lists and from this list of example projects. You should contact potential supervisors directly to discuss writing an application.

Note that URSS applications should be made directly to URSS. The deadline for applications is 4th February 2024.

Key Steps

  1. Identify a member of staff who is willing to supervise a project over summer
  2. Work with your supervisor to develop a project.
  3. You will need to include a public engagement activity as part of your application. The Warwick Institute of Engagement can help with this, and they run information sessions you may want to attend.
  4. Submit an application directly to URSS by the 4th February 2024 deadline.
  5. Fill in the URSS form to inform us of your URSS application.

Post Application

  1. Successful applicants will be notified by URSS.
  2. From the URSS's point of view, there is flexibility in the start date, but for the best experience we recommend all interns starting at the same time (as many activities will not run outside of the main internship programme window). We are recommending a start date of 8th July 2024. Internship activities will run in the 8 weeks until 30th August 2024.

Non-Warwick Students

Applications are now closed for the Summer 2024 programme.

We welcome applications from across the globe, particularly from under-represented groups. You should be in (at least) the third year of undergraduate study in a quantitative subject, and on track for a first class degree. You will receive a stipend of £350 per week for 8 weeks and up to £200 for travel to and from the university at the start and end of the internship. You aren’t expected to have a supervisor lined up before you apply, however it is advantageous to have discussed (informally) with a prospective supervisor before you apply. Potential supervisors can be found from our staff lists and from this list of example projects. Applications are to the internship scheme in general and not a specific project. Interns accepted to the programme without a supervisor will be allocated one, usually before the internship starts.

The scheme will start on the 8th July 2024 and application must be submitted by the end (UK time) of 19th January.

To apply, please complete the application form. Your personal statement should indicate your academic background and interests. In particular, it would be advisable to answer the following questions:

  • What motivates you to undertake an internship?
  • What area(s) of probability or statistics particularly interest you?
  • In what subject areas does your academic background best equip you to carry out research?
  • What do you consider to be your particular strengths? For example: theoretical work; applied statistics; computational work.
  • Have you already identified and/or made contact with a particular potential supervisor in the Department? It is not essential to do this before applying; but if you have done that already, it is useful to provide the information here.

Key Steps

  1. Recommended but not essential: Identify a member of staff who is willing to supervise a project over summer.
  2. Recommended but not essential: Work with your supervisor to develop a project.
  3. Submit your application via the application form by the end of the day (UK time) on 19th January.

Post Application

  1. We expect to conduct interviews (mostly via Zoom or a similar platform) in the first two weeks of February.
  2. We aim to notify applicants of the outcome by mid-February.
  3. Successful applicants will start on the 8th July 2024 and finish on the 30th August 2024.

Applications closed.