UKRI Policy Internships – Deadline: 12 Aug 2019

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Policy Internships Scheme

The Policy Internships Scheme provides the opportunity for doctoral students funded by the research councils of UK Research and Innovation to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations.

  • Call status: Open
  • Call opening date: 18 June 2019
  • Call closing date: 12 August 2019
The research councils organise the Policy Internships Scheme for current research council-funded doctoral students to work at host partner organisations on one or more policy topics relevant to both the student and the host. The student will be expected to produce at least one briefing paper, participate in a policy inquiry and/or organise a policy event, or equivalent piece of work.Internships are available within 29 different host organisations, including parliamentary departments, government departments and non-governmental bodies, learned societies, charities and other organisations.

For BBSRC students

Where required, eligible travel and accommodation costs will be supported by the host partner up to a maximum limit of £2,400, with the exception of the Centre for Science and Policy, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, National Assembly for Wales Research Service, Northern Ireland Assembly, and the Scottish Parliament Information Centre. Students undertaking internships at one of these host partners will be required to access travel and accommodation costs from other sources, such as the relevant training grant. Any shortfall in funding will need to be met by the cash limit of the training grant. BBSRC does not offer any extensions in any of the above scenarios.