Biochemical Society Careers Intern – Deadline: 2 Mar 2020

Careers intern

Internship: 35hrs/week (full time), in central London.

This three-month placement is intended to be taken as part of a funded studentship and students should continue to receive a stipend from their funder during the placement. The Biochemical Society is unable to accept interns without funding for this role. (Note: White Rose BBSRC DTP students will continue to receive their stipend during their Professional Internship for PhD Students (PIPS) placement).  

The Biochemical Society offers support towards travel and accommodation costs for internships, up to a total cost of £2,400 for a three-month placement, payable through expenses.
Start date: April/May (flexible start)  (Note: White Rose BBSRC DTP students will need to access this funding, in addition to the PIPS standard allowance provided by the DTP, as living costs in London are usually expensive).

The Biochemical Society runs a broad education, training and public engagement programme, as part of which we develop careers materials and activities for a wide range of audiences across the molecular bioscience community. We are looking for a careers intern to assist with the team’s work and develop a new activity targeted at Key Stage 3 audiences.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing a new careers project targeted at teachers of key stage 3 students (age 10-14). This project will aim to embed careers materials into school curricula and highlight the breadth of career paths in the molecular biosciences
  • Reviewing existing careers material to ensure they are still relevant and up-to-date
  • Supporting the development of new careers articles, case studies and resources.
  • Monitoring the discussion forums of the Society’s ‘Biochemistry: the molecules of life’ Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Skills required

  • Interest in education and careers
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Computer literate

How to apply

Please send a CV and covering letter to Lorenza Giannella, Training Manager:

Deadline for applications: Monday 2nd March 2020.


Lorenza Giannella, Training Manager