Royal Institution – Apply by 12 Apr 2022

The Royal Institution is looking for a PhD student to take on an internship as a Science Presenter Intern in our Young Scientist Centre for a 3-month placement to gain experience of presenting to a group of young people in an engaging, educational environment and to receive training in science communication. The internship is from May to July 2022, with some flexibility.

The successful intern will:

  • Present hands-on science workshops to young people in the LYSC.
  • Research and develop hands-on science experiments for Ri social media content.
  • Work with the YSC team to develop content for other Ri activities.

For more information about our internship programme and details on individual placements, timeframes and how to apply, please see our website;

The closing date for receipt of applications has been extended to 9am Tuesday 12 April 2022

Interviews are now planned for 26 & 27 April.

Please note, the Ri offers placements for students who are enrolled on a research degree under the Doctoral Training Partnership programme funded by Research Councils including the BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, AHRC and NERC.  

You will need to obtain the grant holder’s written permission to undertake the placement, outlining any funding arrangements, before a position can be offered. [Note from the DTP Co-ordinator, Catherine Liddle: You will normally be sent a form to complete. Please forward this onto me, email:]

The role is based in Central London; students will be expected to base themselves within or near to London for the period of the placement.

[Note: The RI will cover the travel cost of one return journey to the placement. The DTP PIPS allowance for travel and accommodation is £1,000 over the 3 month period. You will therefore need to find additional sources of funding to pay for accommodation in London for the duration of this placement.]

If you have any queries or need any further information about the Ri or these opportunities, please contact us at  

Kind regards,

Rakhshanda Hussain

HR Coordinator

Working days: Tuesday – Friday

Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS


t: 020 7670 2907