The Academy of Medical Sciences runs three-month policy and careers internship schemes for PhD students.
Policy internship scheme
Students spend three months at the Academy offices in central London. The scheme is designed to give students first-hand experience of the medical science policy environment, to gain insights into how research can impact on policy, and to build valuable networks with the UK’s most eminent medical scientists and key science and health stakeholders. Interns are supported by a three-month extension to their PhD stipend. Policy internships are open to PhD students funded by Wellcome or the Medical Research Council.
Interns carry out a range of activities during their time with the Academy. Please see case studies from recent interns, Hannah Julienne and Elly Tyler, for examples. Two of our 2014 interns also produced ten top tips for policy interns; and one of our 2013 Wellcome interns was interviewed by Research Fortnight about her experience.
MRC internship scheme
The MRC scheme is now closed for 2018 applicants, the next round will be held in autumn 2019. Please contact Naho Yamazaki at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
Wellcome internship scheme
The 2018 round of the Wellcome internship has now closed for applications. The next round will open in the summer of 2019. Please contact Rachel Brown at Rachel.Brown@acmedsci.ac.uk with any queries.
Grants and programmes internship scheme
Students spend three months at the Academy offices in central London. The scheme is designed to give students first-hand experience of the research funding and career development sectors, and to build valuable networks with the UK’s most eminent medical scientists and senior science and health stakeholders. The scheme is open to BBSRC-funded PhD students, who are expected to undertake a 3-month internship during their PhD through the Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS) scheme.
Applications for the 2019 round are now closed. Please contact Dr Kelly Makarona at email@example.com with any queries.