Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the scheme will not run in Summer 2020. We plan to run the scheme in Summer 2021.
The Warwick Statistics Internship Scheme is an 8 week programme taking place in July and August. Successful applicants will be allocated a research project and supervisor, and have the opportunity to work on cutting edge research in statistics, probability, or mathematical finance. You will have the chance to collaborate with PhD students and staff 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
We will provide you with accommodation in our student halls of residence on Warwick campus for the duration of the internship. We will also cover reasonable travel expenses to and from Warwick at the beginning and end of the programme. In addition, you will receive a stipend of £150 per week.
See here for a list of example projects and supervisors. Note that applications are for the internship scheme in general, and not to a specific project. To give you a chance to speak to prospective supervisors before committing to a project, allocation of supervisors and projects to interns will take place after an induction event in the first week of the scheme. A list of broad staff research interests, as well as links to individual web pages, can be found here.
In addition to working on your project with your supervisor(s), there will be weekly cohort-level activities consisting of a mix of academic seminars, and social events.
Eligibility and how to apply
We welcome applications from across the globe. We expect you to be in (at least) the penultimate year of undergraduate study in a quantitative subject, and on track for a first class degree.
To apply, click the link in the top right of this page, and fill in the web 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? (e.g., 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 necessary to do that before applying; but if you have done that already it is useful to provide the information here.)
Application deadline: 28 February
We expect to conduct interviews (mostly via Skype or a similar platform) in the first two weeks of March, and you can expect a decision shortly thereafter.
Please send informal enquires to Richard Everitt (richard dot everitt at warwick dot ac dot uk), Jere Koskela (J dot Koskela at warwick dot ac dot uk) or Nick Tawn (N dot Tawn dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk).