Policy Internship Programme

The Academy of Medical Sciences is welcoming applications for policy internships to take place in 2023/24.

Academy of Medical Sciences Policy Internship Programme


Successful applicants will join the Academy’s close-knit and influential policy team for 12 weeks (three months) to contribute to a wide range of our activities. They will receive one-to-one line management, a tailored workplan and will gain valuable transferable skills for careers both within and outside academic research.

This scheme is a live vacancy, and we interview as applications come in.



The scheme is open to all UK-based PhD students (based in a university or institute), including clinicians undertaking a PhD as part of their Clinical Research Training.

In order to be eligible, interns must have access to either:

  • a three-month extension to their PhD maintenance stipend, or
  • funding for a three-month placement integral to the programme.*


To apply, candidates are asked to supply the following, which must be submitted in pdf format:

  • An application form, including an endorsement and a supporting statement from their supervisor, and an endorsement by the Programme sponsor (the PhD Programme Director).
  • A short covering letter briefly describing their reasons for application.
  • A CV.
  • A short article, of no more than 800 words in length, on a medical science policy topic.


Further details on the scheme and application are available in the documents available on the side of this page.

Please direct further questions to Alex Hulme (Alex.Hulme@acmedsci.ac.uk).

*MRC-funded applicants should apply via specific AMS/MRC internship scheme.

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