PIPS – 3 month professional placements

What are PIPS?

The Professional Internship for PhD Students (PIPS) is a key component of our DTP programme, where students spend 3 months on a professional placement. The aim of PIPS is to allow students to gain the opportunity to carry out a non-academic work experience placement during their PhD. Such experience is important both to help early career researchers understand the context of their research and to expose them to the range of opportunities available to them after they graduate. We have placed a large number of students with host organisations over the course of the DTP and have received very favourable feedback from both the students and their hosts, and many of these organisations go on to host multiple placements.

Find out more

Click the PIPS tab at the top of the page to find information about all aspects of PIPS, including the paperwork that needs to be completed, information for host organisations and questions and answers for students.

Our PIPS scheme is organised by all three White Rose Universities: Leeds, Sheffield and York.  In each University there are staff who are responsible for the Training and Development of PhD students and co-ordinate activity at a local level. There will be PIPS Information Sessions organised by the Training Managers at each university and all students will be invited to attend. Contact your local Training Manager for all the latest information regarding possible PIPS host organisations and to discuss how to arrange a placement with a host organisation of your choosing.

PIPS Contacts – click here