PIPS – 3 month professional placements

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

Our PIPS scheme is organised by all three White Rose Universities. 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 Info 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:

University of Leeds

Clare Green

Email:  C.J.Green@leeds.ac.uk

University of York

Amanda Barnes

Email:  amanda.barnes@york.ac.uk

University webpage

University of Sheffield

Sandrine Soubes

Email: s.soubes@sheffield.ac.uk

University webpage

For general enquiries please contact:

Dr Clare Green
White Rose BBSRC DTP Manager

Graduate Support Office
Faculty of Biological Sciences
Manton Building 7.82
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT

Email: C.J.Green@leeds.ac.uk

Tel: 0113 343 1148