The Research Council (RC) Policy Internships Scheme is now open for applications. This scheme provides an opportunity for PhD students funded by the UK Research Councils to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly impactful organisations relevant to UK policy. Successful applicants have the opportunity to work on one or more policy topics of interest to both the student and the organisation, by producing at least one briefing paper, participating in a policy inquiry and/or organising a policy event.
This scheme is open to Research Council-funded students. All internships must be completed within the student’s funded period, prior to submitting their thesis. All applicants must therefore be funded until 31st December 2017 to be eligible for this opportunity. Applications will close at 4 pm on Thursday 1st September. Students will be notified about the success of their application by the end of September 2016, and interviews will be held during October and November. Internships should commence on 1st January 2017.
More information about the scheme and how to apply can be found at the AHRC website, and in the RCUK Policy Internships Scheme Applicant Guidance (PDF, 112KB).
Please note: the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) are the lead council for administration of the RCUK Policy Internship Scheme. This scheme is open to students funded by all Research Councils. If you have any questions about the scheme, the partner organisations, and applications in general, please contact NERC Studentships and Training Awards Group: firstname.lastname@example.org