NERC Policy Engagement Internships, deadline 13 August
29 June 2018
Public Engagement - opportunity
The Policy Internships Scheme provides the opportunity for PhD students funded by the research councils of UK Research & Innovation to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations.
The research councils organise the Policy Internships Scheme for current research council-funded PhD 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.
For all students, PhD stipend and fees should continue to be paid by the research organisation throughout the three month internship period. Students can also claim for eligible travel and accommodation costs incurred during the internship up to a maximum limit of £2,400 per student. The funding details will depend on the applicant's research council and the chosen host partner. Applicants should review the applicant guidance for full details of the funding arrangements for NERC students.
How to apply
For full details (including list of host organisations) visit NERC's website.
Deadline: 13 June
Queries should be directed to the NERC Research Careers Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
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