Internship schemes

The Academy of Medical Sciences runs three-month funded internship schemes for PhD students in policy and careers at our offices in central London.

Our policy internship 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 our internship case studies for some examples, and our ten top tips for policy interns article, written by two former interns.

MRC internship scheme 

The Medical Research Council 2021/22 policy internship scheme opens on Monday 8 February 2021. The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 8 March 2021 and interviews for shortlisted candidates will be conducted virtually in early April 2021.

Please contact Dr Tom Livermore (; 020 3141 3220) with any queries related to the MRC internship scheme.

Wellcome internship scheme
The Wellcome internship scheme is currently closed for 2020 applicants.

Please contact Dr Abigail Bloy (; 020 3141 3239) with any queries related to the Wellcome internship scheme.

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