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 MRC scheme is now closed for 2019 applicants, the next round will be held in autumn 2020.

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 now currently open for applicants for internships taking place in 2020 - 2021.

Apply online here, or by following this URL:

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Sunday 26 July 2020. For more information, download our frequently asked questions document here, or from the side of this page.

Please contact Dr Sarah Ritchie (; 020 3141 3242) with any queries related to the Wellcome internship.

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